Young African farmers visit South Korea

A group of young African farmers were given hope for the future of their own countries after visiting South Korea on a recent trip made possible by the African Development Bank (AfDB).  The AfDB identified farmers from across Africa, and took them on an academic excursion to South Korea. The…

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AfDB and IsDB join forces to boost agriculture and drought mitigation in Nigeria, Uganda and Somalia

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have rolled out a new US$1 billion project that seeks to boost agricultural production along important crop and livestock value chains in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The two financial institutions will also collaborate to fund projects to prevent and…

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Zambia bars import of locally grown fish

Zambian Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo on Wednesday announced a ban on the import of locally grown species, despite the prevailing fish deficit of 40 000 tons per year. “We will only allow the importation of exotic fishes that are not found in Zambian water bodies,” Katambo said. Katambo…

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