Food Production

18-Oct-2019

Angola: African Development Bank approves $1 million grant to children’s food and nutrition security programs

The African Development Bank has approved a grant of $1 million to boost a children’s food and nutrition security program in Bié province in Angola. The resources are from a special relief fund to the government of Angola, in response to a prevailing drought that has caused severe malnutrition. The grant was approved on 23 September. During the third quarter of 2018, the food security unit under Angola’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forests collaborated with World Vision and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation to conduct a food and nutrition security household assessment in the...
27-Sep-2019

Helping Ghana feed itself – pilot project bodes well for the region

Ghanaian Farmer Chief Tahiru Ibrahim Tahiru Ibrahim says he made his fortune off shea nut trees on his savannah land in Ghana’s northern region. So, Ibrahim was a bit skeptical last year, when he first heard about the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation in the Savannahs initiative, or TAAT-S. The programme aims to convert some of the land into more commercially viable, no-till agricultural land for farming soybean, maize and rice. “I like trees. Shea, in particular, is my wealth,” Ibrahim says, noting that he had managed to buy homes in...
25-Sep-2019

UN General Assembly: strong plea to boost food security through South-South cooperation

Leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly from 17-30 September 2019 in New York have made a strong plea for enhanced South-South cooperation to strengthen food security during a session co-hosted by the African Development Bank. Speaking as part of this session on the role of South-South cooperation to achieve sustainable development for food security, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, issued a call for rapid and immediate action. “Enough! It’s unacceptable that 250 million Africans suffer from hunger. It’s time for action!” The indignation...
25-Jun-2019

African Development Bank hosts experts to accelerate food transformation in West Africa through technology

The African Development Bank has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa. The Bank co-hosted the workshop with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Green Revolution Alliance, the World Economic Forum and Rabobank for the Food Systems Action Platform (FSAP) for West Africa at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 20-21 June. More than 70 representatives from multi-lateral organizations attended the two-day session, along with delegates from food companies, African governments...
18-Jun-2019

The African Development Bank, partners to host workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies in East Africa

WHO: African Development Bank and partners WHAT: Workshop for Eastern Africa policy-makers on “Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies” WHERE: EKA Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 16-17 May 2019 The African Development Bank and its partners will host a two-day strategy workshop for policy makers from ten East African countries. The ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Policies, Plans and Strategies’ event will be held at EKA Hotel on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training is part of a series of capacity building...
15-May-2019

Jannuary 2011 - Implementation Update- Action Plan to Improve Statistics for Food Security- Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa

Concerned about the declining quantity and quality of agricultural statistics and the need to provide data to support emerging data requirements and the requirement for the data systems to be integrated to achieve synergy and costeffectiveness, the United Nations Statistical Commission, in February 2010, endorsed a Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics. The purpose of the Strategy is to provide a framework and methodology that will lead to the improvement of national and international agricultural and rural statistics to guide policy analysis and decision making in...
06-May-2019

Togo - Proposition visant l’octroi d’un don de 1.000.000 Dollars des États-Unis au titre de l’aide d’urgence pour la lutte contre l’invasion de la chenille légionnaire d’automne

La chenille légionnaire d’automne « Spodoptera frugiperda » a été signalée sur le maïs au Togo en avril 2016 et a envahi tout le pays au cours de la même année avec de forts taux d’infestation. Dès lors, les campagnes agricoles qui ont suivi ont été secouées par les attaques de ce ravageur redoutable.
06-May-2019

Guinée - Proposition visant l’octroi d’un don de 1. 000 .000 Dollars des États-Unis au titre de l’aide d’urgence pour la lutte intégrée contre l’invasion de la chenille légionnaire d’automne

En Guinée, la culture du maïs occupe une importante place dans l’alimentation et l’économie. Effectivement, le maïs fait partie des principales spéculations céréalières, derrière le riz et le fonio avec la particularité de faire partie des aliments de base en Basse Guinée et Moyenne Guinée. Egalement, il existe une forte dépendance des ménages vis-à-vis des produits alimentaires importés, en particulier le riz et le blé à travers la consommation du pain et autres produits dérivés. La consommation du riz importé et local représente en termes de proportion à elle seule 98,8 % pendant que celle...
30-Apr-2019

Nigeria – Say No to Famine - Addressing food and nutrition insecurity in North-East Nigeria - Appraisal Report

Overview: The Bank approved the “Say No to Famine” framework in May 2017 as the Bank’s response to coordinated response to its Regional Members Countries (Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan), Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria) that have been severely affected by prolonged drought periods, conflicts and unstable food production systems, leading to the increased exposure of vulnerable populations to chronic hunger and malnutrition. The “Say No to Famine”- Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity in North-East Nigeria seeks to curb fragility aggravated by the Boko Haram insurgency. The Project is part of...
26-Apr-2019

Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement octroie 81,1 millions de dollars au titre de prêts pour les transports et l’environnement et de don d’urgence

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement de Guinée, ont signé, mardi 23 avril 2019 à Conakry, des accords de prêts et de don, pour un montant total de 81,1 millions de dollars EU. Il s’agit de deux nouvelles opérations dans les domaines des transports et de l’environnement, ainsi qu’une aide d’urgence dans le domaine de l’agriculture, qui vont renforcer le portefeuille actif de projets financés par la Banque en Guinée, pour le porter à un montant total d’engagements d’environ 562,36 millions de dollars EU. Signant pour la Guinée, en présence de plusieurs...
12-Apr-2019

South Sudan: Thousands receive food, thanks to Emergency Response project supported by the African Development Bank, WFP

Thousands of people in South Sudan have received relief from a food security project which is addressing the nation’s severe food and nutrition needs. The South Sudan Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) was launched in December last year by the government with a $43.57 million grant from the African Development Bank. The World Food Programme is implementing the project. To date, WFP has succeeded in procuring 8,500 MT of food, representing about 85 percent of the planned food procurement under this project. Food has been delivered to over 175,000 beneficiaries - more...
31-Jan-2019

Chad - Project to build resilience for food security and nutrition in Chad’s rural communities - Appraisal Report

A Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant of USD 5,329,452 (UA 3.807 million) was mobilized to finance the project entitled “Building Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition in Chad’s Rural Communities ”. This co-financed grant will be used to maximize the impact of the Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS), funded with African Development Fund (ADF) resources. P2RS, approved by the Board of Directors in October 2014, was designed for a 20-year period tosustainably increase agro-sylvo-pastoral and fisheries productivity in the Sahel. In addition...
17-Oct-2018

African Development Bank to showcase key agriculture initiatives at 2018 World Food Prize events

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will lead a Bank delegation to the World Food Prize 2018 edition taking place in Iowa, U.S. The Bank will participate in various events to showcase its Technologies for Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and other key initiatives. The Bank recently launched TAAT, a US$1 billion initiative to rapidly scale up agricultural technologies. The initiative brings together all of the CGIAR centers in Africa to focus on scaling up agricultural technologies and building agricultural value chains, and doing so along agro-ecological zones....
17-Oct-2018

Young Africans fired up by African Development Bank agribusiness mentoring partnership with Purdue University

For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, nothing now stands between her and her cherished goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by the African Development Bank at Purdue University, Indianapolis, the young Nigerian is even convinced she now has what it takes to become a future World Food Prize winner.  “I have a dream that one day I will make some impact in Africa and win the World Food Prize,” says the young post-harvest processor at the National Root Crops Research Institute in Umudike, southeastern Nigeria. The Prize is the...
28-Aug-2018

Togo : La Banque africaine de développement va investir 16,6 milliards de francs CFA dans l’agro-alimentaire

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a signé avec le gouvernement du Togo des accords de prêt et de don pour un total de quelque 16,63 milliards de FCFA, dans le cadre de son Projet de transformation agro-alimentaire (PTA-Togo).  Il s’agit d’un protocole d'accord de don du Fonds africain de développement pour un montant de 3,67 milliards de FCFA ; d’un accord de prêt de 6,37 milliards de FCFA du même Fonds africain de développement ; et d’un accord de prêt d’un montant de 6,59 milliards de FCFA au titre de la Facilité d’appui à la transition ...
16-May-2018

Poverty on the decline in eastern Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank is ramping up the pace of its work in the agriculture sector. Its new strategy to transform African agriculture, approved in May 2016, aims to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition in Africa and to transform the continent into a net exporter of food products. This approach is much in evidence in Côte d’Ivoire, where the Bank set the tone in 2012 and 2016 by funding the Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project in Indénié-Djuablin Region (PAIA-ID) and the Value Chains Development Project in the same region (PDC-ID). In 2008, eastern Côte d...
29-Jan-2018

Launch of the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners will launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative on Monday 29 January 2018 in Addis Ababa from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Breakfast event will take place on the margins of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. The AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina and former President John Kufuor of Ghana founded The African Leaders for...
23-Nov-2017

AfDB boosts African Agriculture and nutrition with US$ 10 million equity investment in Phatisa Food Fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) today approved US$10 million equity investment in Phatisa Food Fund2 (PFF2) to boost agriculture and nutrition across Africa. PFF2 is a second generation Fund which builds on the success of its predecessor African Agriculture Fund (AAF), sponsored by AfDB along with other DFIs including the French Development Agency (AFD), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID). Phatisa, PFF2s fund manager, is a South-Africa based private-...
20-Oct-2017

AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT, and help transform their agriculture. It will support AfDB’s Feed Africa Strategy for the continent to eliminate the current massive importation of food and transform its economies by...
20-Oct-2017

World Food Prize Laureate says recognition motivates him to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation

The World Food Prize is a great motivation which puts the wind behind the sails of what the African Development Bank is doing with its development priorities − the High 5s – especially Feed Africa, the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said. He noted how the High 5s were all linked, and pledged the commitment of the Bank to continue its development work in Africa. Adesina, who spoke at a press conference ahead of the World Food Prize ceremony, also stressed the need to put technology and information in the hands of farmers. “For me, the World Food Prize is a...