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New World Food Prize Africa Institute to produce Borlaug-Adesina Fellows

Donors grow Adesina’s fund for young African agripreneurs to US $600,000

The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute. This follows the awarding of the 2017 World Food Prize to Adesina this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he announced his decision to dedicate…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest…

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Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

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South Africa and Iran to Host Business Forum in Pretoria

The business forum will address amongst others trade, investment, economic development and industry related issues

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 9am. The forum will be held on the margins of the Joint…

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United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Foster Private sector-led Economic Growth through Partnerships

The Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana

Recognized as the largest annual gathering of farmers, buyers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, the Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana. On October 19, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the…

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World Food Prize Laureate says recognition motivates him to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation

Adesina, who spoke at a press conference ahead of the World Food Prize ceremony, also stressed the need to put technology and information in the hands of farmers

The World Food Prize is a great motivation which puts the wind behind the sails of what the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is doing with its development priorities − the High 5s (http://APO.af/6D641c) – especially Feed Africa (http://APO.af/Qs73cE) the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said. He noted how…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Adesina calls for immediate action over deepening crisis of global malnutrition

The President’s charge aligns with the AfDB’s High 5 development priorities, in particular with the fifth goal to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium (http://APO.af/EXgmf3) in Des Moines, Iowa,…

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ENGIE accelerates its development in the off-grid energy market by joining forces with Fenix, a pioneer in Africa’s Solar Home System market

This investment will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to decarbonized, decentralized energy by 2020, using the latest digital technologies

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) and Fenix (www.FenixIntl.com) announce that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire [1] 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa. Founded in 2009, Fenix employs over 350 people and has its main activities in Uganda where…

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Quantum Global Group’s USD 1.1 billion Infrastructure Fund Exits Savannah Cement, a Leading East African Cement Producer

Quantum Global’s investment was designed to support the cement producer on a number of value creation initiatives, including the development and launch of new products and the optimization of existing facilities

QGIAM, the private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global (http://QuantumGlobalGroup.com), today announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed following the receipt of regulatory approvals. Quantum Global’s investment was designed to support…

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit
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Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018

“Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) (www.ATIGS2018.com); a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences (www.GaAdvancement.com), the 2018 ATIGS edition will…