Accelerating Africa’s progress towards economic transformation.
A blog by Akinwumi A. Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group.
No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector.
Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and to be bold in promoting gender parity.
The world has never been wealthier than it is today. Yet, the levels of inequality remain high and keep increasing. To reverse this trend, collective action is needed from governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, civil society and all stakeholders.
African smallholders are the private sector – the largest segment on the continent. By seeing agriculture as business, smallholders as customers and entrepreneurs, and companies as organizations that want smallholders as customers and suppliers, policymakers and investors can leverage the continent’s existing assets to catalyze economic transformation rather than trying to create it from whole cloth.