Tag: AfDB

Reversing Africa’s cocoa paradox: A new call to action

“What’s the brain surgery in making chocolates? The price of cocoa beans always falls, but never the price of chocolates” – Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according… Read more →

With 2 new initiatives, AfDB’s ‘Feed Africa’ strategy takes shape

DES MOINES, Iowa — The African Development Bank is doubling down on agriculture, one of its five key priorities, with a strategy guided by business-minded agricultural development. Greater cooperation and local investment in research — and getting new technologies in the hands of farmers — is key to the continent’s agriculture and food security needs, according to the bank. In a series… Read more →