Report by African Union, ECA, AfdB.
Interesting reading for those with an interest in the potential of regional trade, also in the agrifood sector.
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... Read more
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.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA www.cta.int), 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
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.