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18 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

26 Sep 2018 description

“We must not get carried away: we are not winning the war against global hunger.”

The African Development Bank called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort ever.

“We are not winning the war against global hunger,” Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told an agriculture conference at Purdue University in Indianapolis on Tuesday, 25 September.

11 Jun 2018 description

On 15 May 2018, more than 60 participants attended a focus event on the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative, which took place in the margins of the 14-18 May Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City. Among the participants were 40 delegates from 14 Sub-Saharan African governments (Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda).

19 Oct 2017 description

The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.

However, the international community must act swiftly, in cooperation, and on a large scale to do so. The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200 million Africans depend on for food security.

07 Sep 2017 description

Tackling climate change in Africa will work effectively if efforts are first geared towards eliminating challenges faced by smallholder farmers across the continent, experts say.

The problem of climate change and how it has affected the continent’s agriculture sector was one of the key topics at the 7th African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The week-long forum kicked off Monday, September 4 and runs until Friday, September 8.

17 Jun 2017 description

Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

24 May 2017 description

The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

09 Dec 2016 description

On Wednesday 7th December of 2016 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 57.6M grant and USD 35.3M loan (Approximately USD 92.9 million) to the Government of Ethiopia for the upgrading of 240km of gravel road sections to all-weather asphalt concrete surfaced road.

21 Oct 2016 description

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $20-million equity investment in Rx Healthcare Fund (RxHF) to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent.

20 Jan 2016 description

Four Ethiopian towns will achieve universal coverage for water supply and sanitation by 2020 through a new loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Approved on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the USD 76.11-million loan will improve the lives of nearly one million people in the towns of Adama, Adwa, Bichena and Gode and the nearby villages.

“The project will help increase both water supply and sanitation coverage to 100%,” said Mohamed El Azizi, Director, Water and Sanitation, at the AfDB.

15 Jan 2016 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 approved a loan of US $76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the implementation of the Four Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program.

03 Dec 2015 description

Stronger partnerships, sound national policies, more funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, community involvement and sensitization are key to realizing the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative in Africa.

The initiative, a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from West to East intends to fight desertification. The project, which began five years ago, aims to tackle poverty and degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, on the 8,000-kilometre-long strip of land stretching from Dakar to Djibouti.

27 Aug 2015 description

Ce jeudi 27 août, à Abidjan, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) dévoile en son siège un nouveau rapport, dédié aux femmes et au secteur de l’agriculture en Afrique.

03 Jul 2015 description

The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 that it is providing a €1.2-million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to improve sanitation and faecal waste management in Arba Minch. The project will benefit over 21,000 people who will have access to improved toilet facilities. It will also boost local agriculture through the provision of new and affordable fertiliser.

26 Nov 2014 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region break free from cycles of drought and famine.

This second AfDB Group Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program in the region will help Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan to increase the income of agro-pastoralists through improved livestock production and related services (animal production and health, rangeland management, marketing, etc.) and the development of irrigation schemes.

28 Oct 2014 description
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Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa

UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

16 Jul 2014 description

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

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