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"Future of the Rural World Depends on the Future of Agriculture"

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural world in Berlin. "We must pay particular attention to three factors: extreme rural poverty, high rates of unemployment among the youths and climate and environmental degradation - what I refer to as the 'disaster triangle'," Adesina told participants during a keynote speech delivered Thursday at the 'One World, No Hunger: Future of the Rural World' conference hosted by the German Development Ministry (BMZ). Read more. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING