African Agriculture Fund


  • Press Releases

    African Agriculture Fund launched in Paris... One year after food riots broke out in various parts of the world, four international financial institutions are joining hands to create an investment fund for African agriculture. The African Agriculture Fund (AAF) brings together the African Development Bank (ADB), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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  • Agriculture and Rural Development

    African Agriculture Fund, a first in the fight against hunger... European, African and international partners have set out to tackle the threats to Africa's food security by pooling their resources and expertise for the first time in a single investment fund (African Agriculture Fund, AAF)... African Agriculture Fund :a first
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  • Press Releases

    African Agriculture Fund first closes on US$ 135 Million... The African Agriculture Fund (AAF), a private equity fund designed to respond to the food crisis that severely impacted the continent in 2008 in the wake of escalating food prices, reached its first closing at US$ 135 million in November 2010
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  • Press Releases

    The agreement between AFD and UNIDO comes under the partnership between the two institutions set out in a letter of intent signed in March 2009. They also work together on the African Agriculture Fund and the related Technical Assistance Facility and there are regular contacts between the technical teams and Directorates General of the two organizations, in close association with France's Permanent Representation at the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna
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  • AFD / IFAD partnership to support rural development in West Africa

    The financing agreement signed between AFD and IFAD constitutes a new application of the operational partnership between the two institutions, which is already underway through the African Agriculture Fund (AAF), the Agrobusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative (3ADI) and the cofinancing of country programs
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  • Press Releases

    In order to respond to the food crisis, together with other international financial institutions it has launched the African Agriculture Fund that targets private businesses and cooperatives in Africa. On 15 April 2009, Alain Joyandet, French Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophonie, signed a joint declaration with Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (ADB)
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  • When the Earth goes hungry

    This fund would make equity investments in responsible companies that invest in African agriculture. Several institutional partners- such as IFAD, ADB, Agra Foundation and German cooperation- may join the African Agriculture Fund and Gulf investors may also be associated
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  • Chad : strengthening the foundations for development by supporting dynamic actors

    Agriculture, which has been neglected, also holds potential... The African Development Bank is very active. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank are returning... AFD, for its part, following a slack period related to the unrest between 2007 and 2009, is now resuming its commitments in a significant manner (EUR 20m in 2013 and 2014, in synergy with the European funds of the 11th EDF)
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    At international level, it is leading to common tools, such as the EUR 600m infrastructure investment fund, whose creation was recently announced by the two Chief Executive Officers in Burkina Faso... He worked at the Directorate of the Treasury from 2004 to 2007, and subsequently from 2010 to 2012, where he contributed to modernizing monetary cooperation with African Franc Zone member countries, participated in the resolution of the Ivorian crisis, and contributed to making the issue of infrastructure and development central to the international agenda of the G20. At the time, he was a Member of the Boards of Directors of AFD and its subsidiary PROPARCO
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