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New Push for Africa's Agricultural Transformation Gets $30B Boost

$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.

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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.

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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.

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