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13/01/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, called on the private sector to establish partnerships with the Bank to achieve the Bank’s five development priorities High 5s” – and enter a new phase of transformation for the continent.

Categories: Mali, France, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Transport


12/01/2017 - With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Burkina Faso has been awarded a US $4-million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP) to revive its cashew sector and mitigate climate change, working through an innovative public-private sector business model between the national union of farmers’ cooperatives and the government.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Human Capital Development, Gender, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Partnerships, Climate Change, Environment


21/12/2016 - By 2025, Africa aims to feed its fast growing population with its own production. What is more, the world will need Africa’s help to feed an extra two billion people in the coming generation. So making the right investments right now is crucial to unleash the huge potential of Africa’s farms and agribusinesses.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, Food Production


20/12/2016 - Dans le cadre de sa stratégie pour L’Emploi des Jeunes en Afrique (SEJA), la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) a lancé à Abidjan, une formation de jeunes en entrepreneuriat sur le concept « Agripreneur à Zéro Franc » dans la chaîne de valeur agricole. La formation vise à offrir aux jeunes africains, les capacités techniques pour entreprendre dans le secteur de l’agriculture et de l’agribusiness, « en dépit des difficultés d’accès aux financements.»

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


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


14/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of UA 67.27 million (USD 93.51 million) to the United Republic of Tanzania for on-lending to the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB). The funding will contribute to supporting Tanzania’s agriculture sector and achieving the country’s development goals.

Categories: Tanzania, Agriculture & Agro-industries


12/12/2016 - A global coalition of donors pledged to support the structural transformation of African economies and the African Development Bank's High Five priorities by agreeing on US $7.06 billion over the next three years to support development projects and programs in the 38 lower income African countries supported by the African Development Fund (ADF).

Categories: ADF, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries


08/12/2016 - On Wednesday 7th December of 2016 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 57.6M grant and USD 35.3M loan (Approximately USD 92.9 million) to the Government of Ethiopia for the upgrading of 240km of gravel road sections to all-weather asphalt concrete surfaced road.

The road sections are in Oromia and in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). The project will serve the population of 1.4 million living in 8 woredas (districts) and contribute to the transformation of rural economies and moving up the agricultural value chain.

Categories: Ethiopia, Infrastructure, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries


07/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialization.

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


05/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) kicked off in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday with a consensus on the need to scale up the continent’s agricultural transformation to spur industrialization and inclusive growth.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Education, Human Capital Development, The President