African Farming weekly digest - 24th - 28th April

CIAT Flickr for AF 307Image source: CIAT/FlickrHere is a brief overview of the week's new on African Farming, from 24 - 28 April 2017

7th Africa Sugar Conference adresses mechanisation of sugarcane farming

Annual Africa Sugar Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya from 4 -6 April brought together senior decision makers from the industry across the world and addressed the need and means of bring forth mechanisation in sugarcane farming 

Dangote could become world's largest rice exporter by 2021 

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has predicted that home-grown African brand, Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021 

Biomin mycotoxin survey indicates higher mycotoxin risks in corn and feed in 2017 

Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production have risen in most regions of the world over the first quarter of 2017 

All eyes on Zambia as Agritech Expo Zambia approaches 

Agritech Expo Zambia to be held in Chisamba from 27-29 April, promises increased international presence and aims to cater to the growing demands of the Zambian agri sector 

AfDB to help 'agripreneurs' across Africa 

The African Development Bank and partners such as such IITA, AAIN, CTA, are organising an African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYA Forum) to serve as a platform for aggregating agripreneurs across Africa and escalating the impact of their activities 

African Consultative Group Meeting statement is mixed for sub-Saharan Africa 

Minister Kenneth O. Matambo, Chairman of the African Caucus, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, co-chaired the African Consultative Group meeting yesterday at the IMF Headquarters and they issued the following statement after the conclusion of the Group’s meeting in Washington, USA 

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