African Farming weekly digest - 1st - 5th May

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Farming, from 1 - 5 May 2017

Farm Africa staff take up new Africa-UK agricultural scholarships to share new knowledge with smallholder farmers 

Farm Africa has entered into a new relationship with the Marshal Papworth Fund which will see African development workers undertaking an intensive short course in sustainable agriculture at a leading UK agricultural college. Click here to read the full story

MIAVIT opens new office in Kenya 

German animal nutrition company, MIAVIT GmbH has now opened a new office and warehouse in Kenya to serve customers’ needs for quality nutritional products. Click here to read the full story.  

Syngenta and USAID invest US$1.8mn to help smallholder farmers in Zambia 

Global agribusiness company, Syngenta, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc, to help smallholder farmers in Zambia gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers. Click here to read the full story.  

More than 150 flower growers to participate in IFTEX 2017

IFTEX 2017, one most important floral trade exhibition of Africa, to be held from 7 June to June 9 in Nairobi, will bring together more than 150 flower growers from around the world. Click here to read the full story

 

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