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New standards to curb spread of plant pests and diseases

foodflyThe International Plant Protection Convention has adopted standards on fumigation and six pests including Xylella fastidiosa and the oriental fruit fly

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FAO and ADEPT collaborate on migration, agriculture and rural development

adeptThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) have joined efforts to enhance the positive contribution of migration to the areas of agricultural and rural development

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AgDevCo expands agri-investment in Rwanda

maize 8aAgDevCo has closed a US$3mn mezzanine loan with Minimex Limited, a maize milling company, in Rwanda

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Green energy increases on-farm production

Dr Belinda ClarkeThe role of renewable energy within the farming mix is to be discussed at an Agri-Tech East meeting, ‘We’ve Got the Power; On-Farm Solutions to Energy Demands’ on 23 May 2019 at Hethel Innovation, the UK

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African researchers to benefit from crop disease training

CONNECTED VirusThe UK-based Connected Virus Network and International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub organised a five-day course on ‘An introduction to virus and vector diagnostics’ in Nairobi at BecA-ILRI Hub in March 2019

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