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15/09/2017 - Natural resources make significant contributions to economic growth in most African countries. But how can countries turn extractives-driven growth into development outcomes?

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Center

11/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is intensifying its financing for the production of crops with the highest potential for industrializing the African agriculture.

Top on the list is cassava, which could be used to produce ethanol for industrial use and other frequently utilized home products, according to a Senior Advisor at the Bank.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Private Sector

11/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a new youth training drive in partnership with the Brazil-Africa Institute to train young farmers (aged 18-35 years) in commodity processing, financial literacy and management techniques.

The initiative aims at providing the much-needed stimulus to drive the expansion of agriculture-based economic development with an initial focus on developing cassava farm products in West Africa. The Bank is currently offering training opportunities for 30 youth to train in Brazil for three months, said AfDB’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, Chiji Ojukwu, who spoke Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan.

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

11/09/2017 - Continental early-warning systems for nutrition are urgently need to curb cases of malnutrition, experts attending a nutrition-focused forum said on September 7, 2017.

The nutrition experts recommended that the African Development Bank (AfDB) should develop these early-warning systems in partnership with organizations involved in food security initiatives.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Nutrition, Partnerships, Youth, Gender, Education

07/09/2017 - Agriculture projects developed for Africa must be bankable and incentivized in order to attract private investors who seek to make profit, and the youth who seek employment.

This was the key message shared by Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, on Thursday at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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

07/09/2017 - African leaders and partners in the agriculture sector have validated the Feed Africa Strategy of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a viable tool towards the transformation of agriculture on the continent.

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

07/09/2017 - Tackling climate change in Africa will work effectively if efforts are first geared towards eliminating challenges faced by smallholder farmers across the continent, experts say.

The problem of climate change and how it has affected the continent’s agriculture sector was one of the key topics at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships

06/09/2017 - Le Prix africain de l’alimentation a été décerné mercredi 6 septembre 2017, en marge du Forum pour la révolution verte africaine (AGRF), qui a ouvert ses portes lundi 4 septembre 2017 à Abidjan. Et ce prix est revenu à deux lauréates, la Kenyane Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o et la Malienne Maimouna Sidibé, qui se le sont vu remettre des mains du chef de l’État de Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.

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

06/09/2017 - Compared with their English-speaking peers on the continent, French-speaking researchers from West and Central Africa are lagging behind in terms of agricultural research. Experts at the 7th edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2017), which opened in Abidjan on Monday, September 4, highlighted the need for them to catch up.

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

05/09/2017 - Over 750 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including African Heads of States, Ministers, and key stakeholders in the agricultural sector, are convening this week in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, for the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s premier agriculture gathering.

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

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