The production of wheat through an irrigation scheme foresees support as the Africa Development Bank plans to intervene in the agricultural sector with a 92-million-dollar project which is expected to increase private sector engagement, creating job opportunities for the youth in the selected areas. Planned discourse in a meeting that saw the attendance of Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance, Pascal Sanginga (PhD), head of the East African Development Bank division for agriculture and Lanchen Ennali, chairman of OCP Group, a leading phosphate producer, occurred. Semerta briefed the current opportunities and challenges of wheat production, one of the main staple grains vital for food security and income generation of smallholder farmers. She also pointed out the work done to improve productivity and quality of production through improved seeds, fertilizers, irrigation, mechanization, extension services, and market linkages. Pascal assures the continuity of African Development Bank aid in the second compact program, which sought to augment food security endeavours in the continent. Lanchen also pledged to extend support to the newly initiated project to foster agricultural productivity and reduction of poverty and malnutrition. The African Development Bank was established in 1964 to finance African countries' economic growth and social progress efforts. It has extended finance for development projects in agriculture, energy and construction.
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