African Farming weekly digest - 25th - 29th September

Max Pixel for FEAG 307(Image source: Max Pixel)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 25th - 29th September 2017 

Agribusiness Congress East Africa returns to Kampala in November 

Leading regional farming event Agribusiness Congress East Africa returns to Kampala from 29-30 November as a fully-fledged conference and outdoor exhibition with its move to the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Namulonge. Click here to read the full story

Blackpace Group to bring potato production and processing to Nigeria and Rwanda 

The government of Nigeria and Rwanda have signed multimillion dollar deals with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop their potato industries and help to upscale potato production, as well as set up potato processing facilities in the both countries. Click here to read the full story.  

Mauritius aims for profitable sugarcane industry 

The government of Mauritius is planning to develop a strong and profitable sugarcane industry, said Mahen Seeruttun, minister of agro-industry and food security, at the recent Annual General Assembly of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate. Click here to read the full story.  

Vermeer introduces the world’s first self-propelled round baler 

Unveiled at Husker Harvest Days, the prototype ZR5 self-propelled baler promises to make quick work of any field while offering unprecedented ride quality and maneuverability. Click here to read the full story.  

Farming and rural non-farm activities to provide youth employment in Africa: FAO 

FAO has said that farming and rural non-farm-based activities have potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population. Click here to read the full story.  

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