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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Heat-tolerant wheat varieties helped Ethiopia stop wheat imports and become a net wheat exporter, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): The African Development Bank helped Sudan reduce its wheat imports by 50% thanks to drought-tolerant seeds, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food

The African Development Bank Group's (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food,…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Food shortages in Africa could lead to high instability, including riots or toppling governments, warns African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org) Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Transparent subsidy mechanisms need to be put in place in order to provide African farmers with affordable fertilizers, says African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says Africa’s access to fertilizers should not face the same constraints as the case was for Covid-19 vaccines

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): “Agricultural technologies helped African farmers produce 12 million tons of food in just 2 years,” testifies President Adesina before U.S. Senate

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The recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): “Africa must prepare for the inevitable global food crisis,” warns President Adesina during U.S. Senate hearing session

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The recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): “A 1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production plan to avoid a looming food crisis,” tells President Adesina to U.S. Senate

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The recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency…