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AfDB mulls $120 million agriculture productivity boost

Staff Writer | November 17, 2018
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed plans to invest $120 million within the next three years to boost productivity and transform cassava and eight other commodities in Africa.
Martin Fregene
Africa   Director for Agriculture at AfDB, Martin Fregene
The nine commodities include: cassava, rice, maize, sorghum/millet, wheat, livestock, aquaculture, high iron beans and orange fleshed sweet potatoes.

Director for Agriculture at AfDB, Martin Fregene disclosed this at the fourth International conference on cassava, being organized by the Global Cassava Partnerships for the 21st Century, GCP21, in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

He stated that transforming cassava on the African continent would help African nations to cut imports and redirect about $1.2bn into African domestic economies.