Tag: Jennifer Blanke
CNBC Africa spoke with Jennifer Blanke, Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank Group on the side-lines of the Global Gender Summit in Kigali about what can be done further to unpack constraints towards gender equality in Africa.
For too long, agriculture took the back-seat in the development process. While around 60 to 70 per cent of Africans work in agriculture, countries import large amounts of agricultural products and processed goods. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Jennifer Blanke, Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank about the importance of developing the agriculture and agro-processing sectors in Africa. They also discuss the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative.
In a bid to create a competitive and inclusive agribusiness sector on the continent, the African Development Bank launched the feed Africa strategy in 2016. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Jennifer Blanke, AFDB's Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development to discuss the Feed Africa Strategy.