African Farming weekly digest - 9th - 13th October

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 9th - 13th October 2017 

IITA and CIMMYT partner AGRA to strengthen maize production in Africa 

Representatives from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and IITA convened at the seventh African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 4 - 8 September, to formalise ongoing strategic partnership and strengthen collaboration. Click here to read the full story

Aliko Dangote shares secret of backward integration with investors: "Produce the entire value chain" 

At the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's most successful business leader, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osingajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders. Click here to read the full story

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa 

The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks. Click here to read the full story.  

CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900 large tractors 

CLAAS has launched the AXION 900 series, which has undergone systematic refinement and offers many new features. Click here to read the full story

AGCO starts course to develop skills for African agricultural prosperity 

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, has signed a MoU to inaugurate a new agribusiness course aiming to fill junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain, thus upgrading the continent’s skill resources. Click here to read the full story

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