AfDB president Adesina named World Food Prize recipient

AfDB president Adesina named World Food Prize recipient

This year’s World Food Prize will go to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), whose name was announced earlier this week in the United States. The prestigious USD$250,000 prize awarded to Adesina honors his leadership in improving the practice and production of food in Africa, and in “galvanizing the…

Focus on Africa in Guterres’ remarks to G7 leadership

Focus on Africa in Guterres’ remarks to G7 leadership

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, speaking at a session on Africa and the G7 during the weekend summit in Italy, emphasized six strategies for advancing growth across the continent while reducing the risks that unemployment and economic frustration create for peace and security. Guterres noted the challenges facing fragile…

Modi to open AfDB annual meeting in India

Modi to open AfDB annual meeting in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will participate Tuesday alongside Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), at the bank’s annual meeting in Ahmedabad in India’s western Gujarat state. The meeting, which runs through Friday, will focus on India’s partnership with African nations in key development areas, with…

Zambia, Malawi farmers develop resilience to climate impacts

Climate action on agricultural sustainability is a priority for reducing carbon emissions, and much of that work is being done among Africa’s smallholders. The support for local food systems and related anti-poverty efforts in rural regions of the continent is among the priorities laid out in the UN State of…

Lessons from Kenya on how technology is helping smallholder farmers

Africa is endowed with fertile soils and favourable climate, two factors ideal for agriculture–but she cannot feed her 1 billion citizens. She spends around $45 billion annually on food importation according to the President of Africa Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina which is utterly unacceptable for a continent with lots of…

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