African Farming weekly digest - 3rd July - 7th July

CIAT Flickr for AF(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 3rd July - 7th July 2017

SA's Western Cape Minister says that we must be vigilant in the face of bird flu

The Democratic Alliance, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, SA, notes with concern the confirmation of a suspected case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in the Free State’s Villiers district just last week which jeopardised some 24000 chickens. Click to read the full story.

Aviagen executive team visits Ross distributor in Egypt

A team of Aviagen executives recently visited the Ross distributor for Egypt, Wadi Poultry, receiving first-hand insights into the current Egyptian poultry market, and making plans for future strategies and cooperation. Click to read the full story.

UNISFA hands over 62 more recovered cattle to Ngok Dinka and Misseriya groups

In its efforts to support peace and security in the Abyei area, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) recovered and handed over 62 herds of cattle to the rightful owners on 2 July 2017 in Todach. Click to read the full story.

Countries discuss for responsible fisheries practices across Indian Ocean

Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa met on Mahe Island in Seychelles on 27-28 June 2017, to discuss the fisheries transparency initiative (FiTI) for developing strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices in the region. Click to read the full story.

Symaga Group beats previous manufacturing record in first semester of 2017

Symaga Group has beaten its own manufacturing record in the first semester of 2017: with 23 mn tons of steel processed, we have experienced a 10 per cent growth compared to 2015 and 2016, our previous historic records. Click to read the full story.

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