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30/06/2017 - To boost trade, investments, growth and overall development, stakeholders have called for the creation of exclusive economic zones/hubs along the Abidjan–Lagos Highway Corridor.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships


29/06/2017 - The Senior Director of the African Development Bank in Nigeria, Ebrima Faal, on Wednesday, June 28 concluded his accreditation with the Nigerian Government in a ceremony presided by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Categories: Nigeria


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


13/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed agreements for a corporate loan to finance the expansion of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. The expansion plan consists of construction of new facilities - including a 400-bed teaching hospital, an industrial research park, a post-graduate school, student hostels, a central library, and a small scale hydro power installation. The signing ceremony was held at AfDB premises in Abuja with representatives of the University and other lending partners (WEMA Bank, Sterling Bank, UBA, Union Bank and legal partners Templars) in attendance.

Categories: Nigeria, Education, Employment, Health, Private Sector


23/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a roadmap to the growth of agriculture in African countries with a plan to inject nearly US $2.4 billion every year for 10 years to build roads, irrigation infrastructure and storage facilities within Africa to attract high-value investors.

Categories: India, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, The President


12/05/2017 - What role can the movie industry play in stimulating interest and changing poor perceptions about agriculture? Key practitioners in the movie industry in Nigeria and India are meeting at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Ahmedabad, India, to agree on a line of action towards changing perceptions on agriculture.

Categories: Nigeria, India, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Employment, Youth, Gender, Partnerships


05/05/2017 - In a talent show style, ten presenters showcased brilliant ideas that have been turned into innovative solutions to address community needs across Africa. The ten were chosen from among hundreds of proposals to compete during the AgriPitch segment at the end of the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum, held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 25-26 April 2017

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries


02/05/2017 - Youth from all over Africa came together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on April 25-26, 2017. The forum provided an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths, development partners, and stakeholders in the sector.

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


26/04/2017 - Access to financial sources is not always the main key to ensuring the sustainability of agribusiness ventures launched by young African entrepreneurs. This is the main finding of the second day of the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 25-26 April 2017.

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


25/04/2017 - There are huge business opportunities for graduated African youths in agriculture and agribusiness. That’s was the consensus of the two-day African Youth Agripreneurs Forum held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from April 25-26, 2017.

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


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