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22/05/2018 - The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector.

Categories: Korea, Industrialization, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


21/05/2018 - For Africa to witness true agricultural transformation, technologies need to reach farmers to enhance productivity. This was part of the outcomes of the Leadership4Agriculture Forum held at the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank taking place in Busan, Korea from May 21-25.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries


17/05/2018 - The African Development Bank has approved US$100 million senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Industrialization


09/05/2018 - The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, held an innovation and entrepreneurship competition and an African Youth Agripreneur Forum, or AgriPitch, in Abidjan on April 9-13, 2018. The competition selected the most promising young innovators and entrepreneurs in agriculture and agribusiness and provided competitors with training in innovative capacity.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector


07/05/2018 - The African Development Bank has signed two grant agreements to finance agri-business development projects through the Agriculture Fast Track Fund.

Categories: Ethiopia, Employment, Partnerships, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


13/04/2018 - Pierre Guislain, vice-président de la Banque africaine de développement chargé du Secteur privé, de l’infrastructure et de l’industrialisation a présidé, du 7 au 9 mars à Abidjan, l’ouverture d’un atelier de réflexion et de partage d’expériences entre les acteurs du financement du développement en Afrique.

Categories: Private Sector, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries


  • From: 12/04/2018
  • To: 13/04/2018
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, is organizing the 2nd edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) and Agri-Pitch Competition to serve as a platform for bringing together agripreneurs from across Africa and scaling up the scope and impact of their activities.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment


04/04/2018 - Le gouvernement de Madagascar et le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) ont signé, le 30 mars 2018 à Antananarivo, cinq accords de financement de projets d’un montant d’environ 11,23 millions USD.

Categories: Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Health, Private Sector


30/03/2018 - Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries


29/03/2018 - The tranquillity usually felt in Abidjan’s business district on the weekend was broken on the morning of Saturday, March 24, 2018 by a frenzy of activity around the headquarters of the African Development Bank.

Categories: Sweden, Private Sector, The High 5s, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, Employment, ADF


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