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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

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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.

In a speech delivered at a meeting with the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Berlin, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, thanked the Committee for Germany's generous contribution to the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional resource arm of the Bank.

Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, delivered a speech at the G20 Meeting on “One World, No Hunger: Future of the Rural World”, Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2017.

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