In Japan, African Development Bank President woos investors, promotes development agenda for Africa through agricul…


On an official visit to Japan, the President of the African Development Bank repeated his call for investment in agriculture and development initiatives to ensure Africa’s economic growth.

Akinwumi Adesina, met with senior government officials, business leaders and the African diplomatic community on a short visit to the Japanese capital from 5-6 September, 2018.

 “There has to be industrialization in order to get the population out of the poverty,” the Bank President said, as he elaborated on the concept of Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs),  in which infrastructure like roads, rails, energy, ICT and transport, are built alongside agricultural development, with accompanying fiscal incentives and policies to create added value for producers.

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