George Wainaina June 7, 2018

Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful rural development investments to include stronger links between public and private sector. “With more than 75 per cent of Kenya’s population living […]

George Wainaina May 28, 2018

The President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Bank’s Board of Governors held a high-level session on “Climate and Disaster Risk Financing” focusing on the Role of the African Risk Capacity (ARC)  and the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program (ADRiFi) on Wednesday in Busan, Korea. The high-level session, part of the 53rd […]

George Wainaina May 27, 2018

On the sidelines of the African Development Bank  Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) ) donors and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed a grant agreement in support of local supply and utilization of fertilizer by smallholder farmers in Africa. This FAPA grant of US […]

George Wainaina May 27, 2018

Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that are most threatened by climate change, seven are in Africa. Cognizant of this situation, the African Development Bank  led the way to what may turn out to be Africa’s most decisive […]

George Wainaina May 24, 2018

Agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been very dynamic for years, both in production and processing. Further investments will follow. Both sectors also enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply the other francophone countries of the region, such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Togo and Benin.  The increasing demand […]

George Wainaina May 22, 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) ( signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization. “The Bank launched in 2016 its Industrialization Strategy for Africa 2016-2025, which was the outcome of collaborative work with UNIDO and the […]

George Wainaina May 21, 2018

In a keynote speech, Mr Richenhagen outlined AGCO’s vision and strategy for advancing African agricultural prosperity, at the official opening of the company’s new Africa headquarters in Johannesburg on 21 May 2018. “With global sales of US$8.3 billion, AGCO is making major investments in Africa to engineer food security and support sustainable productivity through technology […]

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