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Mozambique: AFDB investment in Agroprocessing

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  The African Development Bank Group has invested more than $1-billion in the north of Mozambique. The investments will cover the Liquefied Natural Gas Rovuma Area 1 project, a climate resilience project, the Mueda Negomano Road project, and the Mozambique Energy-for-All program. The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi A. Adesina joined President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to launch the “milestone” Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor on Saturday, in Mozambique’s northern Niassa province. Recently, $47.09-million grant was approved by the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group for the first phase of the Development Corridor Group in December 2021. This forms part of the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones initiative. These industrial zones are designed to create cost-efficient agro-processing hubs in areas of high agricultural potential

Uganda: China food donations reaches school children

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It is said that the majority of the population in North-East Uganda benefited from the China food donations. The UN’s food aid agency stated yesterday that thousands of people including school-going children in drought-stricken North-East Uganda benefited from the China food donation through the UN World Food Program (WFP). Abdirahman Meygag, the UN World Food Program (WFP) representative to Uganda, and Zhang Lizhong, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, attended a handover certificate signing ceremony in Kampala, Uganda, on March 29, 2022. At a handover certificate signing ceremony, Abdirahman Meygag, WFP country representative, said the food donations by China last year has reached over 130,000 children through the school feeding program and 70,000 individuals through targeted food assistance to improve the food security of vulnerable households. Zhang Lizhong, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, emphasized the value of the donation as it would help keep children in school. He said China is discu

Côte d’Ivoire: Morocco OCP helps to enhance farming

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Côte d’Ivoire is getting help from Morocco’s Phosphates (OCP) to enhance their agricultural competitiveness and strengthen the impact of local development policies on rural populations. To this end, the two sides agreed to a strategic partnership and signed a framework of the agreement on Monday in Abidjan. This strategic partnership agreement covers an initial period of two years and provides for the implementation on the ground of three specific agreements, including the rice project in the north of the country, the creation of 30 new generation agricultural service centers, and the digital mapping of soil fertility. The signing ceremony was chaired by Ivorian PM Patrick Achi during which the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Adjoumani Kouassi, said that the structural transformation of Ivorian farming will lead to an increase in agricultural productivity and farm incomes from 60% to 80% by 2030. This will also add more value increase and create a significant number of j