The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Agriculture, Food Security, and a Greener Environment

Promoting agriculture continues to be the most effective way of driving inclusive growth and poverty-reduction in Africa. The continent needs its own green revolution to improve yield and commercialize agriculture.

Towards Green Growth

  • 120 million tons CO2 reduced.
  • 1.7 GW increased energy through renewable technologies.
  • 61,000 hectares of regenerated forests.

African Agriculture

Agricultural production has been increasing steadily across Africa over the past decades. Yet, the continent’s average yield growth lags behind other world regions.

Food Security

Recent global food crises and ongoing struggles with hunger in some parts of Africa, particularly in the Horn and the Sahel, emphasize the need for greater food security. Africa must also harness more of its own capital—human, natural and financial—to invest in future development.