WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 9th, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will join African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson to launch the Agriculture Fast Track Fund in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a first-of-its-kind fund that will encourage greater private investment in agriculture infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
The announcement will occur immediately prior to the Grow Africa Investment Forum’s closing session. With significant gains in the area of technology and private investment, agriculture infrastructure is seen as a critical need in advancing African food security.
WHO: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka
Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson
WHAT: Announcement and Launch of Agriculture Fast Track Fund
WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2013
7:30 – 8:10 am SAST
WHERE: The Westin Capetown
Bartholomew Diaz & Vasco da Gama Room
Lower Long Street 8001
Cape Town, South Africa
* Please note media credentials are not required to attend this event and reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions as time allows.
Last updated: December 10, 2013