AfDB Invests More in Uganda’s Agricultural Infrastructure

The African Development Bank is investing another $64.8 million in Uganda’s agricultural infrastructure, including community access roads, markets, agro-processing facilities and rural electrification, to boost economic growth and the incomes of rural communities and smallholder farming households in the African country.

The loan is the third in a series of financing for the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Program in Uganda. It targets 31 districts, which house about 1.9 million rural households.

The Islamic Development Bank, according to an AfDB news release, is considering investing a further $10 million in the program to expand its physical infrastructure targets.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.