Potential of insects as resources for animal feed

Insect feed agriculture beesInsects can provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for animal feed, in addition to already being a mainstay of human diets for two billion people worldwide, FAO assistant director-general Eduardo Rojas-Briales told an international gathering of researchers in The Netherlands

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China Africa Development Fund eyes major share in Cottco Holdings

Cotton fields  Leonora EnkingThe China Africa Development Fund is buying a major shareholding in Cottco Holdings, the wholly-owned subsidiary of China-Africa Cotton

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USAID programme to offers smallholder support in Kenyan counties

Kenya USAID smallholder farmersThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has rolled out a US$40mn programme that will aim to boost productivity for smallholder farmers in 22 counties in Kenya

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Dangote to build US$9 billion sugar processing facility in Nigeria

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Dangote GroupDangote Group president Alhaji Aliko Dangote has announced that the company will establish a US$9bn sugar processing facility in Kebbi State, Nigeria

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Meteorological society launched in Zimbabwe

Weather Metrological Society Zimbabwe BeverlyLR sxc.huThe Zimbabwe Meteorological Society has been launched in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the aim of advancing meteorological and related sciences and their applications in weather and climate-related sciences for sustainable development

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