Radio News Release (Soundbite): “Agricultural technologies helped African farmers produce 12 million tons of food in just 2 years,” testifies President Adesina before U.S. Senate

Radio News Release (Soundbite): “Agricultural technologies helped African farmers produce 12 million tons of food in just 2 years,” testifies President Adesina before U.S. Senate

Listen to the soundbiteDownload the soundbiteThe recordings are excerpts from a hearing session at the US Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, during which the president of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, made a compelling case for the United States to back the institution’s $1.5 billion emergency food production plan.

The plan seeks to avert a looming food crisis in Africa caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Bank chief testified about global food insecurity and persisting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Adesina’s Keynote Speech (Text in English): bit.ly/3Ndx6s6

President Adesina’s Keynote Speech (Text in French): bit.ly/3FLPllZ

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