African Farming weekly digest - 26th - 30th June

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 26th - 30th June 2017 

Omex Agrifluids set for soluble fertiliser plant 

Omex Agrifluids has announced the construction of a new soluble powders plant at the company’s King’s Lynn headquarters in eastern England, to manufacture fully soluble powder NPK products for the international market. Click here to read the full story.

Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaborates for high-quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia 

The global pharmaceutical company Bayer has partnered with the non-profit organisation Fair Planet in the ‘Bridging the Seed Gap’ project, which focuses on genrating opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia by improving access to high-quality vegetable seeds. Click here to read the full story. 

AfDB president Adesina wins 2017 World Food Prize 

Dr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, has been awarded the World Food Prize 2017 for his pioneering role in empowering African agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world. Click here to read the full story

Case IH provides hands-on sales training on agricultural machinery 

Case IH recently hosted a commercial training programme in South Africa, aiming to help the distributors across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with the latest updates on farming equipments and practical expertise that can be used to benefit their customers in selecting agricultural machinery. Click here to read the full story

Ethiopia expects to secure worth US$12mn by exporting meat during Ramadan 

The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute (EMDIDI) said that it has been aiming to secure more than US$12mn by exporting meat to the UAE and Saudi Arabia during this Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. Click here to read the full story

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