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Pöttinger’s tractor seed drills to protect crops and soil

Pöttinger’s tractor seed drills to protect crops and soil

Drilling and harvesting technology provider Pöttinger has launched a new range of TERRASEM tractor seed drills with intelligent technology to... Read more

Livestock

Poultry

Ghana imposes ban on chicken imports from the USA

Ghana imposes ban on chicken imports from the USA

Ghana has placed a temporary ban on poultry products import from the USA as part of efforts to stop the spread of arseni...

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Cattle

Kenyan dairy farmers receive US$25.14mn funding

Kenyan dairy farmers receive US$25.14mn funding

Non-profit group Family Group Foundation and Heifer International Kenya have signed an agreement to provide financial su...

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Cattle

Gambian government vaccinates 72,000 cattle in 2014

Gambian government vaccinates 72,000 cattle in 2014

The Gambian government rolled out a vaccination campaign last year in a bid to encourage farmers' participation in lives...

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Poultry

Namibian poultry project improves lives of community

Namibian poultry project improves lives of community

Namibian veteran poultry farmer, Eric Campbell, has launched a micro-project for the production of chickens and eggs in ...

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Aquaculture

Zambia provides training to fish farmers

Zambia provides training to fish farmers

Zambia’s capital city Lusaka has announced it will provide necessary training in fish rearing to encourage more farmers ...

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Cattle

Danish dairy firm focuses on sub-Saharan Africa busines…

Danish dairy firm focuses on sub-Saharan Africa business

Denmark-based dairy firm Arla has announced its plan to increase its business in sub-Saharan Africa over the next two ye...

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Crops

Agriculture

Tanzania looks to boost coffee output in 2015

Tanzania looks to boost coffee output in 2015

Coffee harvests in Tanzania are projected to increase to more than 60,000 tonnes in the 2015 season, up from 40,000 tonn...

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Agriculture

USAID trains Ghanaian women groups on rice farming tech…

USAID trains Ghanaian women groups on rice farming technologies

USAID has partnered with Bontanga Irrigation Scheme to provide training to women farmers on rice farming technologies in...

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Agriculture

Nigeria targets cashew nuts export worth US$2bn by 2017

Nigeria targets cashew nuts export worth US$2bn by 2017

Nigeria is looking at exporting cashew nuts worth US$2bn in next two years as part of its measures to diversify the econ...

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Technology

Machinery & Equipment

Pöttinger’s tractor seed drills to protect crops and so…

Pöttinger’s tractor seed drills to protect crops and soil

Drilling and harvesting technology provider Pöttinger has launched a new range of TERRASEM tractor seed drills with inte...

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Infrastructure

Cargill completes US$12.5mn expansion of premix plant i…

Cargill completes US$12.5mn expansion of premix plant in South Africa

Food processing company Cargill has completed the US$12.5mn expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South ...

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Machinery & Equipment

Rwandan farmers get solar grain dryers from WFP

Rwandan farmers get solar grain dryers from WFP

UN’s food assistance branch World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 60 solar grain dryers worth US$39,104.64 to smallhold...

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