African Farming weekly digest - 1st - 5th January

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 1st - 5th January 2018

Building the next generation of African agricultural economists

The AfDB has organised a Structural Transformation of the African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) workshop, to discuss recent developments in policy-relevant agricultural research and understand the policy implications for the transformation of Africa’s agriculture. Click here to read the full story.

Grain traders in East Africa buy low-cost Uganda maize

East Africa’s grain traders have started buying maize from Uganda at about half the international price, after a bounty harvest in the country. Click here to read the full story.

ITFC finances US$128.83mn to develop Burkina Faso’s cotton sector

Jeddah-based International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed a US$128.83mn Murabaha Financing Agreement to finance Burkina Faso 2017-2018 Cotton Season with SOFITEX as executing agent. Click here to read the full story.

Symaga wins enterprise merit award in export category

Symaga Group, a global provider of galvanised steel silos for grain storage, has received the award of “Enterprise Merit in Export Category”. Click here to read the full story.

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