African Farming weekly digest - 19th - 23rd June

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 19th - 23rd June 2017

Guinea launches a study on financing irrigation schemes for pineapple farmers 

The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea is launching an initiative to help farmer cooperatives in Maférénya and Kindia regions increase their farm yield, productivity, area of arable land and time saved from manual farm chores. Click here to read the full story

FAO conducts emergency seed distributions in north-east Nigeria 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is distributing seeds and fertiliser for more than one million people in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month as part of the efforts to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence. Click here to read the full story

African Union Commission to extend role in developing African agriculture 

In an announcement at the annual World Food Programme (WFP) executive board meeting, held from 12-15 June 2017, the African Union Commission (AUC) said that it will continue to work with WFP in enhancing the livelihoods of the African citizens. Click here to read the full story

West Africa to organise fertiliser agribusiness conference in Ghana 

In collaboration with CRU Events, African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) will organise a three-day west Africa Fertiliser Agribusiness conference in Accra from 10 to 12 July 2017, aiming to improve fertiliser supply market and agribusiness value chain through the SMEs. Click here to read the full story

Microbiome to fight antimicrobial resistance 

Dr Andrew Morgan, chief scientist at DuPont Nutrition and Health, spoke about the emerging science of microbiome and its potential in providing solutions to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the AgriVision 2017 conference, held from 13 to 15 June 2017, in Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Click here to read the full story.

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