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The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is leveraging support to Zambia’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP: 2014-2018) with the approval of a US $31.12 million (UA 20.54 million) grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), to support its agriculture value chain development project.
Competitiveness in the context of the global marketplace is an expression of the combined environmental, economic and social qualities of a country for the facilitation of economic development.
In May 2013, South Africa played host to the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). The theme of the conference was “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”. The conference saw key players and investors from all over the world convene to discuss a sustainable path of growth and development for the continent. The summit sought to address three key themes, Accelerating Economic Diversification, Boosting Strategic Infrastructure and Unlocking Africa’s Talent.
Two of the goals as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) are the transformation of urban and rural spaces in South Africa and investment into a strong network of economic infrastructure designed to support medium to long-term objectives.
Agricultural transformation is about individual farms shifting from highly diversified, subsistence-oriented production towards more specialised, market-oriented production. This involves a greater reliance on input and output delivery systems and increased integration of agriculture with other sectors of the economy.
Founded on the principle that agriculture is central to sustainable development, the New Vision for Agriculture was launched in 2011 as a benchmark for agricultural transformation in developing countries worldwide …
The attractiveness of Africa as an investment destination has been positively impacted by a number of developments in the regulatory environment in African countries …