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16/06/2017 - Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

Categories: Fragility & Resilience, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Health, Partnerships


15/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) marked a significant milestone on May 30 with the signing of a US$ 100 million loan to finance part of the company’s Agricultural Investment Program (IP) in Africa which will promote employment for youths and women, and adopt an integrated value-chain approach that emphasizes access to regional and global markets.

Categories: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries


14/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Nutrition, The President


14/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has approved a US $100- million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


08/06/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €5 million equity participation in Investisseur & Partenaire pour le Développement 2 (IPDEV.2), to support Small Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: Madagascar, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries


07/06/2017 - Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year.

Among other things, AfDB plans scale up its focus on regional integration in 2017 as an important part of its development work with the planned launch of a Regional Integration Strategy.

These were some of the details pulled from the Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017 (ADER) – the latest edition of the Bank’s key monitoring and tracking tool released on May 24, 2017 at the Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration, Quality Assurance & Results, Youth, Partnerships, The President


06/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has identified political will as a key ingredient to Africa’s agricultural transformation agenda and to pull millions of people out of poverty.

Categories: Senegal, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, The President


02/06/2017 - The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Organisation pour la Promotion de la Contribution Active de la Femme Rwandaise au Developpement (SERUKA) – a national women’s organization focusing on women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda –has launched the Rwanda Honey Value Chain Project, which aims to enhance honey production in the country.

Categories: Rwanda, Human Capital Development, Employment, Gender, Private Sector, Partnerships, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries


01/06/2017 - Grâce au fond fiducaire de coopération économique Corée-Afrique, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) appuie le nouveau Programme de renforcement des capacités en nutrition et sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRENFOS) avec un financement de 525 000 dollars EU.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Nutrition, Health, Food Production


29/05/2017 - Thirteen African countries have signed a series of partnership agreements with India to enhance the supply of agricultural machinery, credit advancement to farmers and scientific cooperation.

Categories: India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Climate Change, Environment, Private Sector, Food Production


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