African Farming weekly digest - 28th August - 1st September

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 28th August - 1st September 2017  

AfDB joins global community to address water challenges 

As a leading financing partner on water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and two of its flagship water initiatives: the African Water Facility (AWF) and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) participated in the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27 August to 1 September, on the theme: “Water and Waste: reduce and reuse”. Click here to read the full story.

Osinbajo inaugurates Edo fertiliser plant, urges private sector to help in country’s development 

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice-president of Nigeria, has inaugurated the reactivated Edo Fertiliser Plant and Chemical Company Ltd in Auchi, which is said to have the capacity to produce 60,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser in a year. Click here to read the full story

Homie Recipes announce JV with West African Stevia Company and Ghanaian KOP Farms 

Homie Recipes, Inc, has announced that it has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with the West African Stevia Company and KOP Farms located in Ghana, West Africa. Click here to read the full story

New study raises the voices of small farmers in Mozambique 

A research report released 3 August tells the story of small farmers in Mozambique who are adversely impacted by large-scale, foreign agricultural investments - and the alternative, ecumenical vision of life-giving agriculture. Click here to read the full story

Earth Alive's Soil Activator has gained final authorisation for sale in Cote D'Ivoire 

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc,  manufacturer of state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and mining, has reported that it's organic and patent-pending soil inoculant Soil Activator® has gained final authorisation for sale in Côte D'Ivoire. Click here to read the full story

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