AfDB President Commends US Support for Agricultural Initiatives

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has expressed gratitude to the United States for a $9.5 million grant supporting the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative (TAAT).

The grant, part of the “Feed the Future” global hunger initiative, will aid TAAT II in enhancing food production and implementing climate-smart technologies.

During a historic visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, President Adesina applauds the partnership, emphasizing joint efforts to address food security in Africa.

TAAT has already benefited 13 million farmers in 40 African countries, and the grant aims to further expand its impact.

Secretary Blinken praises AfDB’s efforts and envisions Africa becoming self-sufficient in feeding the world. The US commits to collaborating with AfDB on sustainable production and investing in climate-resilient, nutritious crops.

The visit underscores the US’s significant role as a shareholder and contributor to the AfDB.

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