- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: Agriculture
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will support Côte d’Ivoire in creating agricultural value chains to create more jobs and make economic growth more inclusive, the bank’s president, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, said during a meeting with Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi.
“The African Development Bank will support the Ivorian government in the creation of agricultural value chains in banana, mango, palm oil, cashew, coffee and cocoa products … There will be investments to transform rural areas into areas of wealth” for the people, Adesina said.
Since 2015, the African Development Bank, whose head office is based in Abidjan, has quadrupled its investments in Côte d’Ivoire, bringing its portfolio to $2.7 billion.
The African Development Bank president said it was important to make Côte d’Ivoire’s economic growth “more” inclusive and job-creating, and to ensure the transformation of rural areas. To this end, he said the Bank will support the government’s 2021-2025 National Development Plan.