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Strategies to Feed Africa & Provide Jobs for Youths - AfDB

As part of the African Development Bank's High 5 Agenda, the Bank in 2016 elaborated on two of its strategies to transform agriculture and to provide jobs for youths on the continent. Its "Feed Africa" - a strategy for agricultural transformation in Africa (2016-2025) seeks to eliminate extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition in Africa by 2025 and make Africa a net food exporter while moving the continent to the top of export-orientated global value chains where it has comparative advantage. The Bank also sees the potential benefits of Africa's youth population unrealized. In its Jobs for Youth in Africa - Creating 25 Million Jobs and Equipping 50 Million Youth (2016-2025), the Bank aims to catalyze the best set of options for Africa to promote transformative and inclusive growth, where the youth are the drivers of the required transformation and responsible for their own positive economic and social outcomes. More about the AfDB in this BRIEFING


Launched in August 2016, Feed Africa is a renewed and determined effort to transform African Agriculture into a globally competitive, inclusive and business-oriented sector that creates wealth, generates gainful employment and improves quality of life. It also seeks to bring to scale existing and successful initiatives across Africa and beyond. The Strategy further echoes the commitments made under the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) as articulated in the Maputo (2003) and the Malabo (2014) Declarations.


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