In continuation of its drive towards de-risking agriculture and facilitating agribusiness aimed at attaining sustainable flow of finance to private sector, the Nigerian Incentive Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has stated that one of its key priorities for the year 2017 is to leverage 10 times the value of its balance sheet in […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 32 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, […]

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Are these 5 priorities enough to drive the growth and sustainable development so desperately needed across the continent? What part is private sector and public/private investment initiatives likely to play in driving forward on these goals?   In his inaugural address on September 1, 2015, the eighth elected President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi […]

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An African Development Bank (AfDB) Group delegation led by President, Akinwumi Adesina, will attend the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference in Seoul, South Korea from 24-27 October 2016. The Bank is co-hosting the conference whose theme is: “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture through Industrialization and Inclusive Finance”, with the Korea Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), and the Export-Import […]

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The African Water Facility (AWF) held a three-day event from September 28 to 30, 2016 to launch the Improved Sanitation Value Chain (ISVC) project, which aims to serve the urban poor in Arba Minch Town, one of the major cities of Southern Ethiopia. The AWF €1.5-million grant to the ISVC project will contribute toimprove sanitation […]

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