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IITA expands research investment with the inauguration of 205.5 ha research farm

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As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria, on 12 June, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at farm level 

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Case IH Sugar Camp 2017 gives African famers insight into Brazilian sugarcane production

Sugar Camp Brazil 3Case IH Sugar Camp 2017 held in Brazil gave its African and the Middle Eastern customers the opportunity to see world-class harvesters and manufacturing plants and to witness sugarcane’s growing importance as a renewable energy source

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AfDB approves US$343,000 grant to enhance honey production in Rwanda

6222936317 2d6c988644 oThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with SERUKA, a women’s organisation in Rwanda, to launch Rwanda Honey Value Chain Project, which aims to boost honey production in Rwanda and enhance the capacity of honey production cooperatives to access formal markets

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South Africa to target Asian market following maize surplus

corn 1680649 640South Africa, which has had a bumper crop of maize this year leading to depressed prices and dampened demand in Africa, will now target Asian markets to boost maize exports

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New technology extracts drinking water and crop fertiliser from air

5366737763 cdee976549 zThe Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is funding new research into harvesting water from air and technology that enhances crop production

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