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Making Farming Cool: Dr. Dara Akala of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta//

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Listen to the latest podcast of “Making Farming Cool!”, where Dr. Dara Akala, executive director of PIND speaks about the organization’s innovative market-based approach to improve efficiencies in the cassava value chain in the Niger Delta in Nigeria.

2017 World Food Prize Shines Spotlight on Attracting African Youth to Spur Agricultural Transformation//

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  Agriculture is the engine of growth powering economies across the African continent. Attracting African young people to the agricultural sector to pursue career and entrepreneurial opportunities is key in spurring Africa’s agricultural transformation. The Initiative for Global Development and collaborating partner African Development Bank joined leading global agriculture-related organizations… Read More

Word from Washington: November 2017//

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  By Austin R. Cooper Jr.   The August congressional recess was a busy month of international travel for several Members of Congress. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs, led a bipartisan congressional delegation trip (CODEL) to the West African countries of… Read More

IGD Frontier 100 Forum: African and Global Business Leaders, Investors Gather to Boost U.S. Investment in Africa//

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Top African and global business leaders and investors gathered for the Initiative for Global Development’s Fall Frontier 100 Forum in Washington on October 11-12, to build momentum and catalyze action on increasing greater U.S. investment in Africa and deepening business relations between U.S. and African companies.