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25/07/2017 - In a collaborative initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have joined efforts to operationalize the ‘Desert to Power program’ in eleven countries including Sudan.

Categories: Sudan, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Green Climate Fund


18/07/2017 - « Nous apprécions ce que vous accomplissez pour l’Afrique en général et pour le Cameroun en particulier. Grâce à vos efforts, le développement de l’Afrique va s’accélérer » a déclaré, en substance, le président de la République Paul Biya, lors de l’audience qu’il a accordée au président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina, lundi 17 juillet 2017 à Yaoundé, à l’occasion de sa visite officielle au Cameroun. Le chef de l’Etat camerounais a profité de l’occasion pour décerner la médaille de Commandeur de l’ordre de la valeur au président de la BAD, en reconnaissance de son action en faveur de l’Afrique.

Categories: Cameroon, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Africa50, Private Sector, Transport, The President


11/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.

Categories: Partnerships, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Human Capital Development, Health, Education, The President


30/06/2017 - Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices.

For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing.

Categories: Seychelles, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center, Food Production, Employment, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Poverty Reduction, Economic & Financial Governance


27/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on financial markets to increase affordable loans and provide more diverse and innovative financing instruments to Africa’s micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

Categories: African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Agriculture & Agro-industries


27/06/2017 - The World Food Prize 2017 goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group "for helping Africa get it right in agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world.”

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


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


14/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Nutrition, The President


14/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has approved a US $100- million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


08/06/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €5 million equity participation in Investisseur & Partenaire pour le Développement 2 (IPDEV.2), to support Small Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: Madagascar, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries