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13/10/2017 - The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

The Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be held in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, The President


  • From: 16/10/2017
  • To: 21/10/2017
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa

In June, the World Food Prize announced African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina as the 2017 Laureate for his work in improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers, and for laying the foundation for the youth in Africa to engage in agriculture as a profitable business.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Partnerships, Nutrition, The President


06/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to gauge other aspects of bank-intermediated trade finance, such as the challenges encountered by SMEs and first time trade finance clients. The report is therefore based on the combined data from the 2013 and 2015 surveys.

Categories: Trade Finance Program, Private Sector, Employment


29/09/2017 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, a achevé sa visite officielle de deux jours au Niger, ce mercredi 27 septembre 2017, par un déplacement, à Niamey, au Lycée technique de Kalmaharo, un établissement qui bénéficie de l’appui de la Banque dans le cadre du Projet d'appui au développement de l'enseignement et la formation professionnels et techniques.

Categories: Niger, Education, Employment, Youth


27/09/2017 - To mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017, the African Development Bank has called for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for sustainable tourism development in Africa. The Bank recognizes that Africa’s tourism and travel industry can serve as an engine of progress for socioeconomic transformation.

Categories: Partnerships, Employment, Regional Integration, Youth, Infrastructure, Transport, The High 5s


19/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is advocating closer linkages between development partners and policy-makers to enhance the informal sector’s contribution to building an African food and cuisine value chain.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Partnerships, Youth, Gender


19/09/2017 - When it comes to agribusiness, experience is the best teacher, according to young Africans who have successfully cut out profitable and society-changing business ventures in agriculture.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth


19/09/2017 - Major agriculture sector financiers, U.N. agencies and research organizations have underscored the urgent need to cushion small-scale African farmers from the adverse effects of climate change.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Poverty Reduction, Employment


19/09/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP) − an initiative that aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer, contributing to local capacity development.

Categories: Cape Verde, Nigeria, Brazil, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Education, Partnerships, Employment


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


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