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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.
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At their regular meetings on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, the Boards of Directors of the African development Bank (AfDB) approved three loans totaling US$ 94 million to finance a Cashew Infrastructure Development Project in Zambia, a financial reforms and food security support programme in Niger as well an economic governance reform support programme in Mali.
US$ 45 million for Zambia’s Cashew Infrastructure Development Project
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $193-million Bank loan and a US$ 50-million loan from Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), to support the rehabilitation of the Chinsali-Nakonde road, a section of the North-South Corridor in Zambia, connecting Tanzania.
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) approved USD 35 million in funding to improve climate resilience to be channeled through the African Development Bank for programs in Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Zambia, in addition to one which spans several countries. The announcement was made at the recent 48th session of the GEF Council Meeting during which the largest GEF work program in its 23 years of history – USD 709 million – was endorsed.
A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous partageons les histoires de 25 femmes d'à travers le continent africain dont les vies se sont améliorées de manière radicale. Hommage rendu aux interventions financées par la Banque africaine de développement
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group, during its ordinary sitting on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Abidjan, approved a proposed ADF loan of US $39 million to the Republic of Zambia, and a grant of US $12 million from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility (TSF) and a grant of US $24 million from the African Development Fund Regional Operations (RO) envelope to the Republic of Zimbabwe for the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), an organization established to manage the Zambezi River Basin on behalf of the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe, recently hosted representatives from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the Swedish Embassy to Zambia and the World Bank Group (WBG) to finalise preparations in support of the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam.
- 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.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is leveraging support to Zambia’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP: 2014-2018) with the approval of a US $31.12 million (UA 20.54 million) grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), to support its agriculture value chain development project.
The Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP) approved by the AfDB Board on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Tunis, aims to develop irrigation and aquaculture as well as promote crop and livestock production and productivity.
Over US $30 million in concessional funds has been made available for innovative private sector projects that seek to improve climate change adaptation or readiness in Niger, Mozambique and Zambia. This financing is part of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a financing window of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved on 19 June 2013, a US$ 18 million (UA 12 million) African Development fund (ADF) concessional loan to Zambia to finance the Country’s Livestock Infrastructure Development Support Project (LISP).
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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The African Development Bank approved on August 29, an African Water Facility (AWF) grant of €950,000 to support a project to help the Government of Zambia develop, test and adopt updated guidelines, which will be used as framework for programming as well as designing the financing, construction and operations of multi-purpose small dams. The dams are expected to directly improve the lives and livelihoods of an estimated 90,000 people, and indirectly benefit about a million people living in rural areas, thus enhancing water security in more vulnerable parts of the country.
PART I - MULTI-DONOR THEMATIC FUNDS
Under four Multi-donor Thematic Funds which are being managed by relevant Technical Depart-ments, 28 proposals were approved in 2010, totaling UA(1) 34.2 million. These funds are African Wa-ter Facility (AWF), Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Fund (RWSSI), , NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), and the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA).
PART II - BILATERAL TRUST FUNDS
The AfDB Zambia Country Office Resident Representative, Freddie Kwesiga, joined by the Ambassador of Finland to Zambia, Mrs. Antila Sinikka and Mr. Abednego Banda, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, on Tuesday 26 January 2010, toured two sites of past and on-going Bank funded Irrigation Projects in Mazabuka in southern Zambia.
The tour included the very successful agriculture Kaleya smallholder out grower scheme in the sugar Industry, which was initiated largely with African Development Bank's funding in 1980.
Innovative Climate Funds support transformational investments in clean energy and building climate resilience
Press Release No:2010/124/SDN
Barcelona, 5 November, 2009- African efforts to invest in clean energy and prepare for the devastating consequences of climate change have received a boost with six countries set to receive $1.1 billion in new financing for climate action.
Report Number 71526
Dakar, 10 May 2009 - "In the second half of the 20th Century, the African continent, more than any other part of the world has suffered enormously from violent conflict within and between States", says the African Development Report 2008-2009 released on Sunday, 10 May 2009 in Dakar Senegal.
The Report, prepared by African Development Bank (AfDB) experts and published by Oxford University Press, examines the economic and social cost of conflicts across the continent and provides cogent …