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African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers’ output

African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers’ output

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong government backing was already […]

Africa Has Vast Agricultural Potential – So Why Are We Due to Import U.S.$110 Billion Worth of Food Annually By 2025?

Africa Has Vast Agricultural Potential – So Why Are We Due to Import U.S.$110 Billion Worth of Food Annually By 2025?

The African continent has the potential to feed itself and even have surplus food to export to other parts of the world. But instead, the continent imports $35 billion worth of food and agricultural products every year, and if the current predictions hold, the import bill will rise to $110 billion annually by 2025. So […]

Dangote will be the largest exporter of rice in 5 years to come

Dangote will be the largest exporter of rice in 5 years to come

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021. Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Morocco over the weekend, Adesina said Africa must focus on agriculture to drive growth and create jobs on the continent. “I remember […]

Adesina Chairs session on Infrastructure Financing at Wall Street Journal’s ‘Investing in Africa’ Conference in London

Adesina Chairs session on Infrastructure Financing at Wall Street Journal’s ‘Investing in Africa’ Conference in London

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, met several top investors and entrepreneurs in London at the Dow Jones News Building on March 7, 2017, for The Wall Street Journal’s one-day “Investing in Africa” conference Leading investors, business executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers in Africa gathered in London at the Dow Jones News Building on March 7, […]

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