AfDB and Sasakawa Africa Association sign MOU to boost Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa
Under the MOU, the AfDB and SAA will collaborate on commercialisation of smallholder agriculture and food security; gender empowerment for better participation in economic development; private sector development; as well as youth engagement in agribusiness.
Already the Bank is rolling out its ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business Led Employment) Youth initiative, in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The program seeks to bolster youth entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-business. The initiative will see the Bank train the next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs, also referred to as 'agripreneurs' in several countries, and provide them with seed money through banks to finance their business plans.
Photo: Chiji Ojukwu, AfDB Director of Agriculture and Agro-industry, and Ruth Oniang’o, Chairperson of the Sasakawa Africa Association, sign an MOU to promote agriculture and agri-business in Africa. Witnessing the ceremony are AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina (standing left) and Yohei Sasakawa (right). (Credit: AfDB) https://adalidda.net/posts/GqTEt7uqkvJsZHkyu/afdb-and-sasakawa-africa-association-sign-mou-to-boost