African Farming weekly digest - 8th - 12th May

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Farming, from 8 - 12 May 2017 

Agri-tech innovations breaking barriers for African cassava farmers 

Agri-Tech East uses real-life stories to explore market potential of sub-Sahara. Click here to read the full story.

USAID-DuPont partnership to boost maize production in Ethiopia 

The Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP) has been immensely successful in outpacing the maize production target in 2017 by 150 per cent in Ethiopia, which, in addition, has boosted the farmer’s annual income and enhanced the nutritional aspects. Click here to read the full story. 

Global agricultural drones market to be worth US$4.3bn by 2022 

Regional analysis for agricultural drones market is studied in different geographic regions such as North- America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of world, and suggests that the global market will be worth US$4.3bn by the year 2022. Click here to read the full story

Meyn, Cabinplant, MULTIVAC collaborate to offer joint solutions 

Cabinplant, MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller and Meyn Food Processing Technology have signed an MoU to complete a strategic alliance to offer food producers joint solutions, ranging from processing, filling and weighing of products right through to packaging. Click here to read the full story

USAID promotes greater investment in Ghana's agricultural sector 

The aim of the event is to spotlight Ghanaian agribusinesses and link them with viable private investment opportunities. Click here to read the full story.  

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