$5.5bn invested in African agriculture

22 December 2016

The construction of 4,000km of feeder roads, training 3m people and building water systems on 181,000 hectares of farmland are among the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) agricultural achievements in the continent over the past five years.

In a review the bank said it has made $5.5bn in investments in Africa’s agriculture, which has risen to the top of the policy agenda, with African countries pledging to eradicate hunger and halve post-harvest losses in under a decade.

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