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03/02/2017 - The Gambia continues to face escalating food and nutrition deficits, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). As in most African countries, improved agriculture practices ensure food security, while agriculture itself is a prime source of income generation and poverty reduction for many rural households living below the poverty line.

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


19/01/2017 - Au Sénégal, comme dans d’autres pays d’Afrique, l’accès aux infrastructures (routes, eau, santé, éducation, etc.) reste insuffisant avec de grandes disparités régionales. Les zones rurales sont encore fortement enclavées ; les 187 communautés rurales les plus enclavées au Sénégal sont dispersées dans 11 des 14 régions du pays, limitant ainsi l’accès aux marchés et rendant les coûts des intrants et de transport des productions agricoles élevés. Le Projet Pistes communautaires en appui au Programme national de développement local (PPC/PNDL) financé par la Banque travaille aux cotés des collectivités locales et partenaires techniques pour améliorer l’accessibilité des zones de production, ainsi que l’accès des populations rurales aux marchés et aux services socioéconomiques de base.

Categories: Senegal, Infrastructure


18/01/2017 - Il est dit au Bénin que la Vallée de Wémè (francisé Ouémé) est classée deuxième vallée la plus riche au monde après le Nil en Egypte. C’est assurément une vallée très fertile, dotée d’un important potentiel agricole qui s’élève à plus 70.000 ha, mais moins de 30% de cette superficie est actuellement exploitée. Dans la continuité de ses efforts pour réduire la pauvreté et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire au Bénin, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé, en 2014, le Projet d’Appui aux infrastructures agricoles dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé (PAIA-VO) qui vise à accroître la productivité et à mettre en valeur les terres agricoles situées dans la vallée.

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries


04/07/2016 - Niger, a country in the heart of the Sahel-Saharan region, is faced with recurrent food crises due to erratic, insufficient rains and other factors. Repeated drought and desert encroachment in recent decades justify the option taken by Niger to retain the mobilization of water resources as a fundamental part of its rural development strategy whose ultimate goal is to ensure the country’s food security.

Categories: Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


03/05/2016 - There is currently no passable road link between Yaoundé and Brazzaville. The sections of road between Ketta and Djoum on this route are in very poor condition, isolating the regions crossed. Consequently, it is not releasing the agricultural, mining and tourism potential that these areas have and is acting as a brake on the promotion of trade between the two countries.

Categories: Cameroon, Congo, Transport


03/05/2016 - Every year, Africa imports one third of global rice production, with West Africa alone importing nearly 20% (5.2 million tonnes). By 2020, if domestic production continues to be outstripped by growing demand, Africa will need an extra 17 million tonnes of husked rice, costing several billion in already rare foreign exchange. Any increase in the price of rice on the international market will have a negative impact on food security, particularly for poor households.

Categories: Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


03/05/2016 - Access to electricity in Kenya remains relatively limited. Only half the population has access to it, at a cost much higher than in other African economies. On top of this there is the instability of the network, with frequent blackouts, which raises questions about large scale reliance on hydroelectric energy production.

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power


09/03/2016 - The inadequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Cuamba and Lichinga in northern Mozambique accounts for the majority of incidences of water-borne diseases and environmental degradation in Niassa Province.

In order to address this situation, the Mozambican Government requested financial and technical assistance. The African Development Bank’s response was to provide an African Development Fund loan of US $27.7 million to rehabilitate and expand the water and sanitation infrastructure in both cities for the benefit of more than 250,000 people.

Categories: Mozambique, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Water Supply & Sanitation, Partnerships, ADF


27/01/2016 - The Fatick region, population 613,000, is located 155 kilometres from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. A good illustration of humanity’s struggle against nature and climatic and environmental hazards, Senegal has – together with the African Development Bank, which is supporting the Project to Support Local Small-Scale Irrigation (PAPIL) – committed to winning hectares of salinized land back from the sea to use them for agriculture.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Employment, Gender


14/01/2016 - Le vendredi 18 septembre 2015 fera date en Côte d’Ivoire pour avoir consacré une visite d’Etat du président ivoirien et la tenue à Abengourou (région de l’Indénié-Djuablin, centre-est du pays) d’un conseil des ministres aux allures exceptionnelles. De surcroit, au cours de cette réunion a été adoptée une communication relative à l’état de mise en œuvre du projet d’appui aux infrastructures agricoles dans la région de l’Indénié-Djuablin (PAIA-ID).

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