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18/02/2019 - Increasing numbers of women can be seen around the goat and sheep pens of Saria, in the province of Boulkiemdé, in Centre-West Burkina Faso. But not for the typical scenario - as animal herders; nowadays, they are there because they own them. One of them, Salimata Kaboré, runs a small penwith four animals- two ewes and two rams.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Health, Employment, Food Production, Nutrition


05/02/2019 - Bertine Mariazy is a farmer in Tanandava, a rural town in Morombe District in south-west Madagascar. Her standard of living has soared over the past eight years, as a result of development works in the irrigated area of Bas Mangoky (supplied with water by the Mangoky, at 822 km in length, the longest river in Madagascar). Having better quality water and in greater quantity for her land has enabled her to double her rice production and her cropping area.

Categories: Madagascar, Environment, Gender, Food Production


17/10/2018 - For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, nothing now stands between her and her cherished goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by the African Development Bank at Purdue University, Indianapolis, the young Nigerian is even convinced she now has what it takes to become a future World Food Prize winner.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, The President


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


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


  • From: 17/04/2017
  • To: 22/04/2017
  • Location: Washington, DC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Washington, DC, from April 18-23, 2017. The annual gathering brings together over 1,000 participants from government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia.

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


16/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved the ENABLE Youth Nigeria program, and will provide a USD 250 million loan, to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in both urban and rural areas.

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


07/12/2016 - The agro-allied industrialization of the African continent cannot materialize without the involvement of the youths because they have the right drive and energy, participants at a Tuesday session of the 2016 African Economic Conference that focused on youth entrepreneurship in agriculture said.

Categories: Nigeria, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Food Production, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction


07/12/2016 - The need for an Africa-wide agricultural transformation was the subject of a special session organized at the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.For a continent which harbours 600 million hectares or 65% of all the uncultivated arable land in the world, agriculture (on-farm and off-farm) should be the bedrock of its development, says Chiji Ojukwu, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Director at the African Development Bank.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships


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