African Farming weekly digest - 8th- 12th January

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 8th- 12th January 2018

Automated weather stations to help Ethiopian herders

Automated weather stations (AWS) are being installed in some of Ethiopia’s lowlands to help herders and other climate-vulnerable residents respond better to recurring shocks related to climate change. Click here to read the full story.

Rising temperatures put Africa’s rice production at risk

A new modelling study published today warns that the dry-season irrigated rice in West Africa’s Sahel region has reached the critical threshold of 37 degrees Celsius – the tipping point. Further temperature rise could devastate rice yields in this region due to decreasing photosynthesis at high temperatures. Click here to read the full story.

John Deere Hay Tool Innovations win international ag engineering awards

Two hay tool innovations from John Deere Ottumwa Works have been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with the AE50 Award for 2018. Click here to read the full story.

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