African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

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Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

President Bio Launches Quality Produce Fair in Kenema

The week-long event, the first in more than thirty years, brought together farmers and agricultural organisations from across the country, showcasing the quality of their produce

His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has officially launched the Quality Produce Fair organised by the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) in the eastern district headquarter town of Kenema. The week-long event, the first in more than thirty years, brought together farmers and agricultural organisations from across the country,…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Songwe leads Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in showcasing its work at inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt this weekend hosted a high-level business forum in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as the country takes over as the Chair of the African Union

All is set for the Intra-African Trade (IATF) that begins in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday with Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, set to attend three events at this inaugural African continental business development event. Ms. Songwe is set to attend a roundtable on Aligning the interests of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank, Big Win Philanthropy, Dangote Foundation launch ambitious plan to improve child nutrition, fight stunting

Objective: to contribute to a 40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under 5 by 2025

Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (https://bit.ly/2E4d3vW) that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per year in costs attributed to…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Africities 8 Summit – Marrakech, November 20-24, 2018: The Highlights

The Africities Summit 2018 in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa

An unprecedented participation of 8300 participants represented more than 77 countries, including 53 African countries and nearly 3,000 local elected representatives, mayors and other leaders of local and subnational governments. The Africities Summit 2018 (www.Africities.org) in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa. Download Summary of Sessions Here https://bit.ly/2Aqgz0o " The Africities Summit gave a…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Akinwumi Adesina, Spearheading Good Governance by Leading Agricultural Innovation and Economic Growth of Africa

Akinwumi A. Adesina: President of the African Development Bank, committed to the eradication of poverty through agricultural innovation, and promoting Good Governance through the works of developing Africa’s economy

As an agricultural economist, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been a leader in agricultural innovation for over 30 years. He has contributed greatly to food security in Africa, aimed at improving the lives of millions currently living in poverty, throughout the African continent. The Sunhak Committee acknowledges Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s achievements…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

World Trade Organization (WTO) members review regional trade agreements covering European Union (EU), Ghana and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic

WTO members reviewed the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Ghana at the 19 November meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements. Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic. Parties to the EU-Ghana interim Economic Partnership…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa agribusiness, a US$1 trillion business by 2030

Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent, African Investment Forum participants said

As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum (www.AfricaInvestmentForum.com) to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s  top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry. With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by…

Africa Internship Academy (AIA)
Source: Africa Internship Academy (AIA) |

Champoining the Cause: Youths in Agriculture

Youths over Africa vehemently complain and protest against lack of unemployment, considering ‘white colour jobs’ and ‘blue colour jobs’ as the only jobs in Africa

Africa as a continent has reported a significant rate in agriculture; Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continents with a reasonably high level of revenue from export activities. Export commodities such as Cocoa, coffee, Timber, cashew and maize are some widely known produce that earn the continent much…