African Farming weekly digest - 4th - 9th September

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 4th - 9th September 2017

CNH Industrial and Case IH and STEYR announce EMEA region developments in management of agricultural brands 

A change of the EMEA senior management position of Case IH & STEYR have been announced by CNH Industrial’s agricultural business. Click here to read the full story

Madagascar to lay focus on land governance in its Agricultural Investment Plan 

The AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in partnership with the government of Madagascar organised a workshop on 31 August 2017 to validate the Country Report and Business Plan on Mainstreaming Land Governance in the National Agricultural Investment Plan of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (NAIP/CAADP). Click here to read the full story.

AfDB releases report on capital flows for forest development in Africa 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds’ forest investment programme (CIF FIP) have released a report on how unlocking capital can foster forest sector development in Africa and highlights the benefits of forestry investments in Ghana and in West Africa. Click here to read the full story

DowDuPont merger completed 

The company moves forward toward intended separation into industry-leading, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products; separations expected to occur within 18 months. Click here to read the full story.  

Hypor Libra sow to reduce labour costs and increase profitability 

The Hypor Libra sow balances traits in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity aims to increase the number of pigs that employees can manage and reduces feed costs from farrow to wean, said Hypor. Click here to read the full story

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