$30 billion was pledged by the African Development Bank (AfDB), major development institutions, the private sector and African leaders at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 8. The funds will support investments to increase production and income for smallholder farmers and local African agriculture businesses over the next decade. Read more. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING.
David Mutiso, a farmer in Mwala in Eastern Kenya tending to his bananas. It's farmers like Mutiso and the Weiteithye Farmers Group in Mwala, Eastern Kenya which comprises about 100 small-scale farmers, that are set to benefit from the US $30 billion pledged by major development institutions, the private sector and African leaders at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Nairobi, Kenya.
$30 Billion to Benefit Farmers, Strengthening Africa's Agriculture
African Development Bank, 10 September 2016
Weiteithye Farmers Group in Mwala, Eastern Kenya, comprises about 100 small-scale farmers struggling with crop production, value addition and marketing of their produce. Read more »
The African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, has addressed the challenge of post-harvest losses in Africa, while outlining the importance of policy regulations to end the losses in a continent that spends US $35 billion on food imports each year.
AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina has underscored the importance of policy regulations to end post-harvest losses in Africa, a continent that spends US ... see more »
African Countries Urged to Prioritize Mechanized Agriculture for Increased Productivity
African Development Bank, 8 September 2016
Limited use of improved technology is a major reason for low agricultural productivity across Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said at the ongoing African Green… Read more »
AfDB Shares Its Long-Term Agenda for Continental Agriculture and Agribusiness Development At African Green Revolution Forum
African Development Bank, 5 September 2016
Josephine Kioko admires her pawpaws at the AfDB-funded Kabaa Irrigation project in Mwala, Eastern Kenya. The previously arid area has been transformed into lush green vegetation,… Read more »
New Ways of Financing Are Crucial for Transforming Africa's Agriculture, Says New Report
African Development Bank, 6 September 2016
Innovative financing is crucial for agricultural transformation, wealth creation and long-term prosperity in Africa, according to this year's Africa Agriculture Status Report… Read more »
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is one the authors of the report, which looks at Progress toward Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and f Read more »
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