New hands-on tool to develop climate-resilient development projects

The Resilience Booster Tool developed by the World Bank Group under the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) co-financed Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES), is now available for project developers. Direct, climate-related impacts from floods, drought, water stress, agricultural losses, and deteriorating health … Continue reading New hands-on tool to develop climate-resilient development projects

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

In this insightful and wide-ranging interview, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer of Global Center on Adaptation discusses the organization‘s establishment, its main objectives, challenges and the plans for the future. The Global Center on Adaptation in Africa (GCA Africa), … Continue reading Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government signs project to boost agricultural markets

The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and boost the marketing and trade of agricultural products The African Development Bank on Wednesday signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government … Continue reading African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government signs project to boost agricultural markets

The Great Green Wall and the African Development Bank’s TAAT: Two bold initiatives planting Africa’s seeds of change

Just five years ago, Sudan’s farmers harvested a mere 472,000 tons of wheat from about a quarter-million hectares of land. Today, the Sahel country is on the cusp of becoming a regional breadbasket. One of the reasons for Sudan’s agricultural … Continue reading The Great Green Wall and the African Development Bank’s TAAT: Two bold initiatives planting Africa’s seeds of change

African Development Bank President Adesina named a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina has been announced as a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The appointment was made at a forum held in the margins of the One Planet Summit 2021 to mobilise support … Continue reading African Development Bank President Adesina named a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

African Development Bank appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Directors General for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and Deputy Directors General for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions. Serge N’Guessan, Director General, … Continue reading African Development Bank appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in regional offices

Africa must leverage capital for its youth – AfDB’s President Adesina urges

Africa must leverage investment to unleash the potential and ingenuity of its youth, its most important asset, African development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina said at a Conference of Montreal fireside chat event. The three-day virtual event was organized by the … Continue reading Africa must leverage capital for its youth – AfDB’s President Adesina urges

Reasons your finest professionals are moving into Agri-Industry as Entrepreneurs

Nowadays, professionals in the so-called white-colour jobs or customary in-demand disciplines are turning to Agriculture. Name them  — Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Nurses, Bankers, etc. — are gradually drifting into the agricultural industry as a better option at the peak of their … Continue reading Reasons your finest professionals are moving into Agri-Industry as Entrepreneurs

Unlocking Africa’s ‘Value Added’ industrial potential, stories of women and men in this drive

From oil to cocoa, cotton to vanilla, Africa is rich in natural resources but its heavy dependence on commodity exports means it has yet to take full advantage of the added value that processing raw materials and manufacturing can bring. … Continue reading Unlocking Africa’s ‘Value Added’ industrial potential, stories of women and men in this drive

Investing in water and sanitation is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6, AfD Bank VP tells African finance ministers

Investing in the water and sanitation (WASH) sector in Africa is crucial to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6, which calls for universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, the African Development Bank’s Acting Vice President for Agriculture, … Continue reading Investing in water and sanitation is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6, AfD Bank VP tells African finance ministers

Catching up with Agripreneur winners at the African Development Bank AgriPitch competition

The African Development Bank’s virtual African Youth Agripreneur Forum and AgriPitch Competition (AYAF/AgriPitch 2020) – currently underway – coincides with the African Union’s Africa Youth Month.(link is external) Both celebrate the positive impact that youth-led innovation is having on Africa’s … Continue reading Catching up with Agripreneur winners at the African Development Bank AgriPitch competition

Building back better and greener in Africa requires strong partnerships, high-level champions agree

COVID-19 should not be a reason to renege on global climate commitments. That was one the messages shared by Kevin Kariuki, Vice President for Power, Energy and Green Growth at the African Development Bank, on behalf of Bank President Akinwumi … Continue reading Building back better and greener in Africa requires strong partnerships, high-level champions agree

African Development Bank’s second virtual business opportunities seminar of 2020, draws 250 global partners and suppliers

The African Development Bank hosted its second virtual business opportunities seminar in 2020 (BOS) on 13 and 14 October. The BOS offers a one-stop shop for individuals and consulting firms, civil contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and diplomatic commercial attachés from the … Continue reading African Development Bank’s second virtual business opportunities seminar of 2020, draws 250 global partners and suppliers

GHANA: Meet a 39-year-old man who is first indigenous commercial farmer with 425 hectare farmland

When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares – northern Ghana’s largest continuous plot of commercial farmland owned by … Continue reading GHANA: Meet a 39-year-old man who is first indigenous commercial farmer with 425 hectare farmland