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Madagascar: African Development Bank agriculture infrastructure projects revive local economies of Indian Ocean island nation

12-Feb-2019 - Two municipalities in Madagascar - Ambahikily and Andranomangatsiaka - are experiencing new leases of life, thanks to new water and irrigation infrastructure projects financed by the African Development Bank. In 2012, the Government of Madagascar funded final design studies for the rehabilitation of three major irrigation areas of the country’s south-west region (Ranozaza, Taheza and Lower Mangoky). The studies confirmed the extreme vulnerability of the infrastructure to climate change and informed the Bank’s...

Zambia on track to energy surplus following major boost in electricity production

05-Feb-2019 - Zambia’s constant power cuts are now a thing of the past. Thanks to a robust hydraulic and solar power generation industry in recent years, the country is now self-sufficient in energy.  And, there is even better news for citizens of the South African nation- electricity production could soon be in surplus. Zambia generates practically all its energy production from its own primary resources: biomass, coal and hydroelectricity, with flagship plants such as the power station near the Itezhi-Tezhi Dam...

Financé à 70 %, par la Banque africaine de développement, le nouveau corridor routier CU9 reconnecte Ouagadougou au port de Lomé

28-Jan-2019 - Le projet en chiffres 238 millions $ : le soutien financier de la Banque africaine de développement au projet. Soit plus 70 % du coût du projet. 303 km de route réhabilités : 150 km au Togo et 153 km au Burkina Faso 2,42 jours : temps de parcours sur le trajet Lomé-Ouaga. Il était de 6 jours, il y a 6 ans   De jour comme de nuit, les transporteurs et chauffeurs routiers peuvent désormais franchir la fronti...

Madagascar: African Development Bank helps transform agricultural production methods

25-Jan-2019 - It's market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants. "Since they built the secondary irrigation channels and concreted the old ones, agricultural production has doubled or even tripled,...

Nigeria: Fertilizer Project Raises Yields by Over 50%, Showcases Successful PPP’s

21-Jan-2019 - In Nigeria, the world’s largest single-train urea plant has created over 50,000 jobs across the agriculture value-chain, while its affordable fertilizer is boosting farm yields and putting big smiles on farmers’ faces. Co-funded by the African Development Bank, the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer project is a success story of public-private partnership (PPP). For years, Shuaibu Yusuf, a Kaduna-based farmer, struggled with low harvests from his grain and vegetable farm.  His story changed when a farm...

Mozambique: transformation of small-scale farm industry results in promising rice crop production

18-Jan-2019 - Locally grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants of the traditional farming region, once seen as semi-arid. The Sustainable Land and Water Resource Management Project (SLWRMP) financed by the African Development Bank, is one of several ventures receiving support under the government’s drive to modernise its agriculture sector.  Over the...

Sénégal : Aéroport international Blaise Diagne, décollage vers le futur

27-Dec-2018 - Un an après l’inauguration de son nouvel aéroport, le 7 décembre 2017, Dakar enregistre une progression de 6 % de son trafic aérien et déjà un million de passagers. Chiffres clés Coût : 524 millions d’euros, dont 70 millions d’euros de la Banque africaine de développement Emplois : 427 (dont 197 occupés par des femmes) emplois directs et 5 000 indirects créés Recettes fiscales en hausse : plus de 4,6 millions d’euros entre décembre 2017 et juin 2018 Trafic...

Mozambique: tackling flooding through climate-resilient agriculture

18-Dec-2018 - Thanks to the combined actions of the African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds – for which the Bank is one of the implementing agencies – and other development partners, Mozambique, the third-ranked African country for exposure to climate hazards, has decisively embarked on the path towards a climate-change resilient future. One particularly urgent issue for Mozambique is that it is the only country in Africa at high risk of every one of the principal negative impacts of global...

African Development Bank stresses public investment, African economic development, at Think20 Inception Conference, Tokyo, Japan

12-Dec-2018 - Strengthening public investment management and increasing domestic revenue in Africa were major topics on the agenda of the Think20 (T20) Inception Conference attended by a senior leadership team of the African Development Bank Group. Director General of the Bank’s Southern Africa Bureau Kapil, Kapoor presented policy briefs covering Fiscal and Debt Sustainability and the Compact with Africa at the conference, held 4-5 December 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is a precursor to the 2019 G20 meetings....

Kenya forests: over 14,000 hectares reforested under 10 years, thanks to African Development Bank

10-Dec-2018 - Key figures US$38.8 million contribution from African Development Bank 14,300 hectares rewooded between 2007 and 2016 3,000 sustainable jobs created in communities bordering forests 17,100 households (40% headed by women) have seen their incomes increase. Between 1980 and 2000, Kenya lost nearly 50% of its forest cover. Some 300,000 hectares of forest were destroyed due to intensive logging, charcoal production and large-scale clearance of wooded areas for tea plantations...

Togo: Using toilets to fight cholera

19-Nov-2018 - Located 350 kilometres north of Lomé, Sokodé, the second-largest city in Togo, was the epicentre of three cholera outbreaks in 2013. That same year, the African Development Bank made a €1.15 million grant to the city through the African Water Facility, to fund the "Toilets for All in Sokodé" project. There have been no outbreaks of cholera in Sokodé since then.  The Bank is the main donor to this €1.545 million project, alongside  €210,000 contribution by Plan International Togo, the...

Tanzania: Alternative Learning and Skills Development Project

30-Oct-2018 - .greenbartitle h2 { background: #009653; } .more_iteration {display: none;} [alert type="success"] Key facts  Alternative Learning and Skills Development project financed with an African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Over 1,000 community members (51 percent of them are women) received training in computer literacy, law and adult literacy in the Alternative Learning Centre. Graduates of the skills development centers, 19 micro finance...