Tagged: AfDB

African youth are capable of revitalizing Agro-Allied

President of the African development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina has reiterated the fact that Africa’s youth, if given the chance and allowed to participate effectively in Agro-Allied industries will rejuvenate the agriculture sector, create wealth and become gainfully employed in the sector. Dr Adesina stated this during his opening speech at the African Economic Conference …Read more »

IITA Youth Agripreneurs to be beneficiaries of another AfDB/EIB financing facility – BOOST Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Dr Akinwumi Adesina has directed that IYA should be included as part of beneficiaries of the bank’s new financing initiative-BOOST Africa.Dr Adesina stated this after receiving a progress report on the activities of IYA from a team of IYA members who visited the headquarters of AfDB in Abidjan …Read more »

We would take Agriculture to the next level – Youth Agripreneurs

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs have reiterated the need for adequate skills in agribusiness, institutional support from concerned stakeholders and an enabling environment to attract youths into agriculture. The youth who spoke during the ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program Design Workshop on 21-22 April in Abuja, Nigeria stated that the experience of IITA through …Read more »

I am committed to ensuring that Africa feeds itself, says AfDB President-elect, Adesina

“Poverty cannot be a comparative advantage of Africa. So we have to create lots of wealth and lift hundreds and millions of Africans out of poverty… And agriculture is the key to do this.” Dr Akinwumi Adesina (AfDB President-elect) he President-elect of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina on 19 June, 2015 paid a courtesy visit …Read more »