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09/12/2016 - On Day 1 of the 11th African Economic Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Eric Maskin of Harvard University and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in economics made a short presentation on why globalization is accelerating inequality instead of reducing it. Maskin called for greater skills education and training, to provide people usually in rural agricultural areas with the means to enable them to find jobs in agro-industry.

Maskin spoke about income inequality in developing countries. “As you will see, this has quite a lot to do with agriculture,” he said.

Catégories: Nigéria, Agriculture et agro-industries, Réduction de la pauvreté, Emploi


09/12/2016 - The African Development Bank is committed to a genuine and comprehensive transformation of Africa through sustainable economic development.

Through the implementation of the High 5s – Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa – a new continent with revived values and a new vision will emerge.

Catégories: Côte d'Ivoire, Genre


09/12/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a approuvé 84,63 millions d’euros, pour financer le projet de renforcement des capacités pour l’employabilité des jeunes et l’amélioration de la protection sociale au Gabon.

Catégories: Gabon, Emploi, Les jeunes


09/12/2016 - Is there a future for smallholder farmers in Africa?

Participants at the 2016 African Economic Conference think there is future for smallholder farmers on the continent. They think African countries can use build upon the Green Revolution in Asia and use the lessons learnt raise their productivity.

Catégories: Chine, Nigéria, Agriculture et agro-industries, Emploi


09/12/2016 - Implementation of existing policies and strategies by African countries are essential to develop Africa’s agro-allied industry, Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Team with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa, has said.

Catégories: Nigéria, Agriculture et agro-industries, Emploi, Genre, Les jeunes, Développement du capital humain, Réduction de la pauvreté, Partenariats


09/12/2016 - Despite concerns over acceptance of African agricultural produce in the European Union (EU), a study on Tuesday revealed that the adoption of food safety regulations will promote inter-regional trade of agriculture commodities to the EU.

Catégories: Nigéria, Agriculture et agro-industries, Intégration régionale


08/12/2016 - "Environmental and Social Safeguards (E&S) are crucial for the success of develpment projects. They are paramount to ensure projects are environmentally and socially sustainable and that they are implemented with stakeholders' participation and timely public information disclosure:" The issue was discussed on 8 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya on the second day of the African Development Bank (AfDB)'s ongoing regional consultations workshop for East Africa Civil Society organizations (CSOs).

Catégories: Kenya, Société civile


08/12/2016 - In partnership with Libyan authorities and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition fund, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch "Tamayoz - Libya Leading the Way" Leadership programme. Tamayoz - meaning distinction and uniqueness in Arabic - has been designed to strengthen leadership at the decision-making levels of the public sector, private sector, and civil society in Libya. The programme will offer trainings to current and future Libyan leaders, emphasising core leadership skills to improve collaboration between decision makers.

Catégories: Libye, Partenariats, Education


08/12/2016 - Afin de renforcer et décupler l’impact de ses interventions et, partant, d’accélérer la transformation du continent africain, la Banque africaine de développement s’est assignée, en 2015, Cinq grandes priorités, dites aussi “Top 5” (ou High 5s en anglais) : Éclairer l'Afrique et l’alimenter en énergie ; Nourrir l'Afrique ; Intégrer l'Afrique ; Industrialiser l'Afrique et Améliorer la qualité de vie des Africains. Ces nouvelles priorités répondent aux défis auxquels l’Afrique du Nord doit faire face pour assurer un développement plus inclusif, des défis mis en exergue lors des revendications sociales qui ont affecté plusieurs pays de la région depuis 2011.


07/12/2016 - La 11e Conférence économique africaine (CEA) a pris fin mercredi à Abuja, au Nigeria, après trois jours d’intenses débats autour de l’agro-industrialisation en Afrique.

Catégories: Nigéria, Agriculture et agro-industries, Développement du capital humain, Emploi, Les jeunes, Partenariats