Agriculture & Agro-industries


Ghana - Cocoa Sector Institutional Support Project (COSISP) - Project Appraisal Report

The cocoa sector, which is the single most important source of income for farmers in Ghana, faces several challenges. The most recent one is the decline in world prices, which has seriously affected the financial situation of the organization managing the sector, COCOBOD (See BOX 1 for more information on COCOBOD). However, there are also structural problems such as the large number of aging or diseased trees, which need to be replaced, the low level of productivity, which discourages farmers from remaining in the sector, and smuggling. Thus, it is important to improve the effectiveness of...

Contract Awards - Portugal - Individual consultant specialist in business development for the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM).

AfDB/ AFFM is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic Business Development Specialist to assist in business development and resource mobilization and assist the AFFM Coordinator in systematically rolling out the implementation of the AFFM activities as approved by the relevant authorities.

Bénin - Projet d’appui au développement des filières lait et viande et à la promotion des entreprises d’élevage (PRODEFILAV-PEL) - P-BJ-AAE-006 – Résumé CGES

La promotion des filières lait et viande est une action prioritaire du Programme d’Actions du Gouvernement (PAG, 2016-2021). La contribution de l’Élevage dans le PIB agricole est de 13% en 2018 (d’après l’Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Économique (INSAE)). Les performances des deux filières sont limitées par des facteurs incluant notamment : (i) la faible productivité des races animales locales, (ii) les difficultés d’accès aux intrants zootechniques et vétérinaires ainsi qu’aux équipements d’élevage adéquats, (iii) le coût élevé des aliments pour animaux, (iv) la...

In Senegal, the African Development Bank supports farmers to build food security

Gnilane Faye stands proudly by her chicken coop with her son, Serigne Saliou Ba, beside her. Faye, a Senegalese farmer and a beneficiary of the Pasa Loumakaf food security project supported by the African Development Bank, shows off her accounting book and explains how her business started. “I started with 43 chickens. With the assistance of Pasa Loumakaf in technical training and advisory support, I was able to produce five times more chickens. I’ve already sold 160. At an average price of $6 per chicken, I’ve been able to generate annual revenue of almost $1000,” says Faye, who lives in...

AMI - Togo - Elaboration de la situation de référence du projet y compris la situation de référence environnementale et sociale

Le présent avis à manifestation d’intérêts fait suite à l’avis général de passation de marchés révisé (AGPM) N°002/2019/APRODAT/PRMP paru dans Development Business en ligne le 12 juillet 2019 et dans le quotidien Togo presse le 16 juillet 2019. Le Gouvernement de la République Togolaise a reçu des financements du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement et de la Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) afin de couvrir le coût du Projet de Transformation Agro-alimentaire du Togo (PTA-TOGO), et a l’intention d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ces dons et prêts...

Sénégal : la transformation des produits locaux dynamise l’économie rurale, avec le soutien de la Banque africaine de développement

A Sanankoro, dans la région de Kolda (sud du Sénégal), l’apiculture est devenue une activité prospère. La COOPAN, coopérative des apiculteurs du Niampampou, qui a aménagé une miellerie de 65 m2 composée d’une salle de transformation et un bloc d’hygiène, tire profit du fort potentiel de la région. « Avant, nous produisions du miel avec des ruches traditionnelles installées dans la forêt et qu’on brûlait lors de la récolte, raconte Coutta Bomara, apiculteur. Nous avons reçu une formation sur la transformation du miel, des équipements et un lot de ruches modernes. Résultat : nous...

Getting women in the driver’s seat of Africa’s agribusiness revolution

Monica Musonda, CEO of Zambian food processing company Java Foods, certainly faced hurdles in her rise to the top, but she overcame them. “Although the barriers to entry for women can be frustrating, they are often basic and relatively easy to resolve,” she said, playing down her struggles. “My climb up the agribusiness ladder has been challenging but definitely worthwhile.” Musonda, whose company produces affordable and nutritious food snacks made from local ingredients, is one of just a handful of female agripreneurs who have successfully broken through the proverbial glass ceiling in...

Congo : la Banque africaine de développement prête 73 millions d’euros pour mettre en place des chaînes de valeurs agricoles

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, ce mercredi à Abidjan, un prêt de 73,2 millions d’euros au profit de la République du Congo pour mettre en place des chaînes de valeurs agricoles au bénéfice de plus de 350.000 personnes. Le Projet de développement intégré des chaînes de valeurs agricoles au Congo (PROVIDAC), qui sera mis en œuvre pendant six ans, doit couvrir les corridors des grands centres de commercialisation de Brazzaville et Pointe Noire ainsi que les bassins de production dans les départements de Plateaux, Pool, Bouenza, Cuvette et Niari...

African Development Bank, Credit Suisse, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Ghana Cocoa Board ink $600 million loan agreement to boost cocoa production

Agreement is a turning point for scaling up the cocoa value chain – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana Ghana is bankable, cocoa is bankable and of course Africa is bankable - Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank The African Development Bank, Credit Suisse AG, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) signed a $600 million syndicated receivables-backed term loan on Tuesday, to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana - the world’s second-largest cocoa producer. Ghanaian President Nana Addo ...

Agribusiness: Africa’s New Investment Frontier

In the past decade, a stroll along the aisles of any African supermarket is revealing: there is a new wave of home-brewed brands that are fast becoming household names. Products like Dangote rice from Nigeria, Akabanga pepper oil from Rwanda and Tomoca coffee from Ethiopia attest to the gradual but persistent evolution towards greater agro-processing and value addition in the domestic agriculture sector. Africa’s agribusiness sector is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030, so there is certainly cause for optimism. Consumer demand for food in Africa is growing at an unprecedented rate. But...

Modernizing African agriculture: Tunisia’s drone project shows the way

A workshop in Tunis organised by the African Development Bank last week followed on the heels of on a pilot project on the use of drones to boost agricultural productivity in Sidi Bouzid, in the central region of Tunisia. The aim of the workshop was to share knowledge and best practices for the introduction of drones in agriculture, drawing on the experience of the pilot project, with more than 150 participants from the public and private sectors. "This pilot project will truly increase the capability of the African agricultural sector, which can now cope with even greater challenges in...

In Togo, youth and SMEs receive the African Development Bank’s full support

In a large building located in the Vakpossito district, south of the Togolese capital Lomé, the main equipment in the Agrokom soya processing plant is fully operational. In a few days, this group of young people will deliver 200 tonnes of organic soya meal to an international client. “In 2011, we only produced 50 tonnes of meal for the local market. However, since 2016, our production has quadrupled, and we are now supplying the international market,” Daniel Komlan says proudly. Mr. Komlan is the managing director of Agrokom, a small business specialised in soya processing. Daniel...

EOI - Mozambique - Consulting Services for Preparatory and Tutorial Program

The UNILÚRIO-Universidade Lúrio has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the UNILURIO SUPPORT TO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY PROJECT and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consulting Services for Preparatory and Tutorial Program. Under the overall direction of the Unilúrio’s Postgraduate and Extension Office and its Academic Vice-Rectory supervision, the selected NGO will be responsible to develop and implement the Unilúrio’s Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM...

World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation launch fellowship for young African agribusiness innovators

The World Food Prize Foundation and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs. The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The young leaders will gain experience in international agriculture research centres, including food and agribusiness companies. Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of...

Infrastructures agricoles : La Banque africaine de développement accompagne le Gabon pour changer la donne

La Banque africaine de développement a assuré le Gabon de son plein soutien au Projet d’Appui au Programme GRAINE phase 1 (PAPG 1) lors d’une cérémonie vendredi 4 octobre dernier à Libreville, en apportant notamment des financements économiques et sociaux dans les domaines de l’eau, l’électricité, la santé ainsi que des infrastructures agricoles. Dans ses grandes lignes, le PAPG1 vise à offrir une plus grande sécurité alimentaire, à lutter contre le chômage des jeunes, à accélérer la diversification économique, notamment en rendant le pays autosuffisant en produits vivriers et exportateur...

AAO - Togo - Travaux de réalisation de quatre (04) mini adductions d’eau potable dans le cadre du projet pilote de l’agropole de Kara

Le présent avis d’appel d’offres (AAO) fait suite à l’avis général de passation des marchés révisé (AGPM) N°002/2019/APRODAT/PRMP/PTA-TOGO paru dans Development Business en ligne le 12 juillet 2019 et dans le quotidien national Togo-Presse le 16 juillet 2019. Le Gouvernement de la République Togolaise a obtenu auprès de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) notamment le Fonds Spécial du Nigéria (FSN), des fonds en vue de mettre en œuvre le Projet de Transformation Agro-alimentaire du Togo (PTA-TOGO) et entend utiliser une partie de ces fonds pour effectuer des paiements au titre du...

EOI - Kenya - Supporting the Implementation of Kenya’s National Green Economy Strategy through the development of Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Projects and Resource Mobilization Project

The Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) has received grant financing from the African Development Bank towards supporting the Implementation of Kenya’s National Green Economy Strategy through the development of Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Projects and Resource Mobilization Project. The project aims ‘to develop investment-ready programs and projects that will advance the Country’s transition towards a green economy.’ ​

Multinational - Africa Forestry Fund II – Project Summary Note

The Africa Forestry Fund II (“ASFF II” or “Fund II”) is a US$150M second generation private equity fund focused on investing in sustainable forestry value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”). ASFF II is managed by Criterion Africa Partners (“CAP”), which is also responsible for ASFF I launched in 2010. The proposed AfDB equity investment is up to US$20M. Fund II has a term of 10 years with four one-year extensions. ASFF II will invest in (i) rehabilitation of brownfield plantations in Africa to enhance productivity (including a selective use of forestry assets to grow high value agricultural...

Cameroon - Grassfield Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project-Phase II (Grassfield II) - Appraisal Report

The Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project, Phase II ( Grassfield II) will be implemented in the North-West Region of Cameroon.The main activity of 70% of the region’s population is agriculture and 13% of the country’s rural poor live there. This operation is a sequel to an initial project(2005-2011),which had significant results and a positive impact on the income of the beneficiary communities.However, the Government has sought to consolidate the project achievements due to the persistence of basic needs and the size of the intervention area in relation to the...

Gambia - Lowland Agricultural Development Programme (LADEP) - Programme Completion Report

The Gambia has the potential to produce rice competitively if it focuses on the appropriate ecology, adopts suitable technology and improves institutional framework and support services. The enclave project approach of earlier interventions had little success in promoting the development of the necessary policy and institutional framework for supporting agricultural development. While earlier projects temporarily increased rice output, the interventions were not sustainable. Thus, a programme-type approach, focusing on long-term sustainability, with phased development, based on a supportive...