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Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) is managed by the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department of the African Development Bank

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue: African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

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REMINDER: African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of “African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

The event, under the theme “A Call for Better Advocacy and Accountability for Nutrition Investments,” will be chaired by, His Majesty King Letsie III and African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

What: African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental NutritionAccountability Scorecard Where: Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019 The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the…

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CHANGE OF VENUE: African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

The Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard is the latest tool produced by ALN to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to end malnutrition and promote healthy children

What: African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental NutritionAccountability Scorecard Where: Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019 The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the…

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Ghana’s First Lady Joins Network of African Leaders for Nutrition Champion

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU)

The African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday inaugurated Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion, acknowledging her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by…

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Africa agribusiness, a US$1 trillion business by 2030

Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent, African Investment Forum participants said

As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum (www.AfricaInvestmentForum.com) to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s  top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry. With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by…

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Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket – African Development Bank

The African Development Bank has determined that the African Savannah can support the production of maize, soybean, and livestock, and transform the continent into a net exporter of these commodities

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African Savannah from a “Sleeping Giant” to the cradle of the continent’s green revolution. “This sleeping giant needs to wake up,” the Bank’s Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, told an audience…

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African Development Bank, World Food Programme join hands to help South Sudan fight hunger and malnutrition

The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs, while building community resilience

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP). The project is designed to enable the Government meet the country’s growing food and nutrition needs,…

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African Development Bank seeks partnerships to lift 1 billion people out of hunger globally

“We must not get carried away: we are not winning the war against global hunger”

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort ever. “We are not winning…

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Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development

Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, says the answer is a resounding yes! He believes Africa does not need aid but disciplined investments. According to…

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African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers' output

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S.

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong government…