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

Field trip to NamulongeChris Kaijuka, chairman of The Grain Council of Uganda (TGCU) is a featured speaker at the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Namulonge in November

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Three World Food Prize laureates call for global action to save crops across Africa

 9666 Spodoptera frugiperda Fall Armyworm Moth female 21033553343The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200mn Africans depend on for food security

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World Food Day: realising the life-saving and commercial potential of drones in agriculture

13950908853 177c223196 zRapid population growth and poor soil quality have meant that millions of people across the world struggle suffer from hunger. In light of these damning statistics, World Food Day, which took place on 16 October, sought to promote awareness and action for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all

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African Farming weekly digest - 9th - 13th October

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

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IITA and CIMMYT partner AGRA to strengthen maize production in Africa

1024 AGRA IITA CIMMYT signing of MoURepresentatives 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

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