Benedict S. Kanu, Adeleke Oluwole Salami, and Kazuhiro Numasawa
© 2014 African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN)
Development Research Department (EDRE)
This publication is part of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) assessment and documentation of recent lessons and experiences emerging from its long years of assistance to the agriculture and agro-industry sector and the importance of the sector concerning food security in Africa.
The principal objectives of the report are to review the importance of agriculture for overall inclusive growth and poverty reduction, facilitate an understanding of the requirements of the concepts of inclusive and green growth in agriculture and agro-industry, review efforts made by the Bank in responding to the main pillars of inclusive growth through its support for African agriculture, propose a strategic framework and key drivers, as well as to generate recommendations on how to apply the concept to the Bank’s sectoral strategy and agriculture operations.