The perceived risks of climate change initiatives are high due to the relative long-term maturity of such investments and the sometimes new or expensive technology to be utilised. The Bank plays a key role in backing such initiatives with its own resources, including leveraging financing from other sources, to incite investor confidence and participation in this emerging area.
Climate change is a global challenge that requires a global response. AfDB is working alongside other development partners including other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), UN organisations and bilateral development agencies to implement interventions that help Africa adapt to a changing climate as well as mitigate its risks.
- 17/10/2017 - Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture
- 17/10/2017 - Betting on Africa to Feed the World: Lecture Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, PhD, President, African Development Bank, World Food Prize Laureate 2017, At Norman Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State University, Des Moines Iowa, USA, October 17, 2017
- 16/10/2017 - Policy reforms urgently required for increased private investment in agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, says Blanke
- 16/10/2017 - World Food Day: AfDB urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young Africans and stem migration
- 15/10/2017 - Transforming agriculture in Africa
- 13/10/2017 - “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”: Adesina, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, to deliver Norman Borlaug Lecture on World Food Day
- 12/10/2017 - Invitation to the launch of the Africa Water Facility Long Term Strategy (2017-2025)
- 12/10/2017 - Africa’s Economic Performance improves in 2017