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Second International Summit on Food Production in Africa to Open in Dakar

Heads of state and government to chair sessions on developing country food and agriculture delivery compacts, spur commitment to political action toward eliminating hunger, malnutrition and extreme poverty in Africa

African heads of state and government together with development partners will gather in Senegal to strategically map plans to unlock Africa’s food-producing potential and position the continent to become a breadbasket to the world. President Macky Sall of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union, will host the three-day Dakar…

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Senegal: African Development Bank provides an additional €5.01 million for the Diamniadio Digital Technology Park

With this new loan, the Bank is assuming 87% of the €73.62 million total project cost, with the Senegalese government contributing the equivalent of € 9.64 million

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 8 December 2022 approved additional financing of €5.01 million for the future Digital Technology Park in Diamniadio, Senegal.  The African Development Bank Group thus confirms its support for the project, initiated in 2016 thanks to an initial loan…

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Senegal: African Development Bank grants about EUR 40 million for the development of livestock production and productivity

The project will support national policy on sanitary and veterinary prophylaxis

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of €39.30 million to the government of Senegal on Friday, 16 December 2022, to implement the first phase of the National Livestock Integrated Development Support Project. The project will support national policy on sanitary and…

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    • African Development Bank Group President appoints Senegal’s former Minister Amadou Hott as Special Envoy for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (1)
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African Development Bank Group President appoints Senegal’s former Minister Amadou Hott as Special Envoy for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa

The Alliance will mobilize up to $500 million needed for a robust pipeline of bankable, greener projects

African Development Bank Group (http://www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has appointed Senegal’s former minister Amadou Hott, as his Special Envoy and global champion for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA). The African Development Bank, Africa Union and Africa50 launched the Alliance during COP27 last November with global partners: the…

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    • The construction of a highway between Dakar and Saint Louis will open up Senegal’s northern regions, considered the country’s rice granary and an area with high mining potential.
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Senegal: African Development Bank to Invest over €166 Million in Construction of Highway to Open Up the Country’s North

The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org), has approved a loan of €166.36 million to Senegal for construction of the Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint Louis highway, which will enhance access to the north of the country. The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from…

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    • In central Senegal, agricultural producers will benefit from essential seeds, good access to knowledge and financial and non-financial resources
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African Development Bank Group Extends €63.6 Million Loan for Agro-Processing Project in Senegal

The Ministry of Industrial Development and Small and Medium Industries will implement the project in four regions in central Senegal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/) on 26 October 2022 in Abidjan approved a loan of €63.6 million to Senegal to implement the Agropole-Centre agro-industrial processing zone project. The Ministry of Industrial Development and Small and Medium Industries will implement the project in four regions…

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Senegal: African Development Bank Provides €29 Million for Development of Road Networks 6 Communes

The funds will support the construction of 28 kilometers of urban roads in asphalt concrete, paving stones and concrete

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €28.88 loan for improvements to the road and transport network linking six Senegalese municipalities.  The loan was approved on 20 September 2022. The financing will be sourced from savings from the Senegal Cities Modernisation Programme (https://bit.ly/3UJA5xg).…

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US government announces $5 million grant to support African Development Bank in tackling methane emissions

The grant, subject to the completion of US domestic procedures and approvals, will go to the multi-donor Africa Climate Change Fund, which is managed by the African Development Bank

Climate envoy Kerry announces funding at Dakar meeting of African ministers; Financing will drive fulfilment of Global Methane Pledge targets The United States government has announced it will provide a $5 million grant to the African Development Bank to support efforts to abate methane gas emission, across Africa. Methane accounts…

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    • The implementation of the African Emergency Food Production Facility should enable Senegal to maintain its upward trend in cereal production observed in recent years
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African Development Bank extends €121 million food-production loan to Senegal to cushion impacts of war in Ukraine

This loan is the first approved under the African Development Bank’s $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) approved a €121 million loan to Senegal for implementation of an emergency agricultural programme that will benefit 850,000 small farmers, 35% of whom are women. "Senegal's dependence on the outside world for basic commodities and foodstuffs is a real bottleneck…

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Covid-19: African countries win the race against time with testing laboratories

Daily testing capacity of African countries rose from 13,200 at the beginning of the epidemic to 105,000

In March 2020, Africa had its back to the wall, helpless in the face of the magnitude of a virus that appeared in Asia and quickly spread to the entire planet. Only two African countries were then able to test for the novel coronavirus: Senegal, with its Pasteur Institute, and…