African Farming weekly digest - 23rd - 27th October

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 23rd - 27th October 2017 2017

Mauritius allocates land to Chagossian community to run agricultural training centre 

The government of Mauritius has allocated a 500 sq m plot in Pointe aux Sables to the Chagos refugees group for establishing a training centre to provide agricultural and handicraft education to the young Chagossians. Click here to read the full story.  

West African markets continue to attract FDI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to West African countries increased 12 per cent to US$11.4bn in 2016, supported by recovering investment in Nigeria, recent analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported. Click here to read the full story.  

East Africa’s agri potential: The new frontier for food and grain production 

Chris Kaijuka, chairman of The Grain Council of Uganda (TGCU) is a featured speaker at the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Namulonge in November. Click here to read the full story.  

Pöttinger at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany 

The future in focus. The worlds major agricultural trade show, Agritechnica, is taking place from 12 - 18 November 2017 in Hannover, Germany. Click here to read the full story.  

West African markets continue to attract FDI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to West African countries increased 12 per cent to US$11.4bn in 2016, supported by recovering investment in Nigeria, recent analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported. Click here to read the full story.  

Adesina named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate 

Being named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), pledged to devote the US$250,000 prize money to support young African farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs in the continent. Click here to read the full story.  

AfDB initiates strategy to attain 513mn tonnes of additional food production 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed the technologies for African agricultural transformation (TAAT) initiative, a knowledge and innovation-based response, aiming to meet the need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

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