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African Energy Chamber (AEC) Celebrates Africa Day by Addressing Energy Poverty to Achieve Food Security, Economic Growth in Africa

By spurring investment in energy, Africa can address both energy poverty and food security

As the voice of the African energy sector, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) proudly celebrates Africa Day on the 25th of May 2022. This year’s celebrations take place under the African Union’s 2022 theme, ‘The Year of Nutrition’ emphasizing how the continent needs to adopt and accelerate a multisectoral…

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Africa’s leading financial institution will avert looming food crisis

The funds will help 20 million African farmers produce an extra 38 million metric tons of food to address growing fears of starvation and food insecurity on the continent

The African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a $1.5 billion Emergency Food Production Facility to help tackle the global food crisis sparked by the Russian-Ukraine conflict. The funds will help 20 million African farmers produce an extra 38 million metric tons of food to address growing fears of starvation…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Heat-tolerant wheat varieties helped Ethiopia stop wheat imports and become a net wheat exporter, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): The African Development Bank helped Sudan reduce its wheat imports by 50% thanks to drought-tolerant seeds, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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    • African farmers urgently need high-quality seeds and inputs before the planting season begins in May to immediately boost food supplies.
    • Over the past three years, the Bank’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative has delivered heat-tolerant wheat varieties to 1.8 million farmers in seven countries, increasing wheat production by 2.7 million metric tons. Picture: TAAT project in Ethiopia
    • African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis
    • African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis (FR)
    • Supporting African countries through a global food crisis
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African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food

The African Development Bank Group's (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food,…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Food shortages in Africa could lead to high instability, including riots or toppling governments, warns African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org) Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Transparent subsidy mechanisms need to be put in place in order to provide African farmers with affordable fertilizers, says African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says Africa’s access to fertilizers should not face the same constraints as the case was for Covid-19 vaccines

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds

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    • Children attending The 5th Global Conference to Eliminate Child Labour at the ICC in Durban, South Africa, 19 May 2022
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The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in South Africa Nears its End, Knowledge Building and Awareness-Raising to Fight against Child Labour are Important

This was the first time the conference was held on African soil, and history was made when children were included and given a voice in the conference for the first time

The 5th International Global Conference to Eliminate Child Labour's fifth and final day of side events and thematic panel sessions concluded on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa. Panel discussions were productive and valuable, paving the way for a commitment to end child labour. This was…