Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 27 November 2017 at 09:29

Assessing regional integration in Africa VIII

Bringing the continental free trade area about

Report by African Union, ECA, AfdB.

Interesting reading for those with an interest in the potential of regional trade, also in the agrifood sector.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 July 2017 at 05:13

The African Development Bank (AfDB) to invest US$24 billion in agriculture


President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa. President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Adesina emphasized that the goal of the Bank is to “ensure that Africa feeds itself within 10 years, and unlocks the full potential of its agriculture.” The IITA hosted a series of events to celebrate 50 years of excellence in research. Dignitaries attended the event from across the continent. The Institute recognized Adesina’s immense

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 November 2016 at 01:29

Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF)


Promoting transparency and innovation to scale-up and deepen microfinance outreach in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Government of Spain, established the Microfinance Capacity Building Fund (MCBF) with the primary objective of scaling-up capacity building efforts to the financial sector for the benefit of poor and low-income people in Africa, with a special emphasis on women and rural areas. The Fund was launched with Euros 5 million in funding from the Government of Spain. The AfDB expects to mobilize additional funding as the Fund transforms from a Bi-lateral Fund to a Multi-Donor Fund.

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Gizaw Legesse Thank you, Dereje, for the info! I hope institutions in Ethiopia will benefit through this. Interested members should follow the link which Dereje provided above to know more about the application.

1 year 2 months ago


Invitation to Attend Pitch AgriHack on 23rd November

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 November 2016, All Day Event

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, would like to invite you to the Pitching Day of the Pitch AgriHack Finals.

Pitch AgriHack aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods and food security. It targets startups founded by young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years, from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. There will be 25 Startups offering ICT services to the agri-food sector, which will be involved in capacity building activities and will be pitching eventually. They come from 16 countries (including Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Botswana, St Kitts and Nevis, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast) and have been selected out of 152 agtech startups. For more informations, click HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 31 May 2016 at 09:52

Jobs for women and young people – The transformative Potential of Agribusiness

Watch the integral video of last week's INCLUDE-AfDB panel at #AfDBAM2016 on 'Jobs for women and young people'. The panel is related to the work of the Dutch Knowledge platform on Inclusiveness 'Include' which is involved in research and Knowledge sharing regarding on employment challenges in LMICs. They have partnered with Africa Development Bank to prepare this side event at the Bank's Annual Meeting.

Enjoy watching!

Daoulata MAIGA Des emplois pour les femmes et les jeunes, le potentiel de transformation de l'agrobusiness: C’est en relation avec le travail de la plate-forme de connaissances néerlandaise qui est impliqué dans le partage de la recherche et des connaissances ,en ce qui concerne les défis de l'emploi dans les PRFM ., qu’ils ont établi un partenariat avec la Banque africaine de développement pour préparer cet événement parallèle à l'assemblée annuelle de la Banque. Suivez l’intégralité de la vidéo du panel COMPRENDRE – BAD, sur l’emplois pour les femmes et les jeunes .

1 year 7 months ago