Dr Adesina talked about his five top priorities when he first took over the Bank. Feed Africa was one of them. “Since then, more than 250 million people across the continent have benefited from the bank’s investments, projects, and programs, which are mostly driven by technology,” he said.
Adesina talked about the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), which he said had helped Ethiopia and Sudan grow much more wheat. Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, which the Bank is setting up, is meant to change Africa’s agricultural sector.
We will build on these to increase production and help Africa feed itself. We’re going to work together, not as separate institutions, to get things done quickly,” he said.
Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development, said that multilateral development agencies must work with governments, civil society groups, farmers, and sister agencies to feed Africa.
The Dakar 2 summit, whose theme is “Feed Africa: food sovereignty and resilience,” is happening. There were 34 Heads of State and Government, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and more than 70 ministers, farmers, business people, and development partners.
The Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are causing problems in the food supply chain. There were more than a thousand delegates and influential people there.
There were 34 Heads of State and Government, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and more than 70 ministers, farmers, business people, and development partners.