Laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk aflatoxins in foods

aflatoxin afTOMRA, food safety technology provider, has launched near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy, fluorescent lighting and advanced lasers to analyse and identify the extremely low intensity of light reflected by aflatoxin mould and fungus in a variety of food types, enabling the detection of aflatoxin contamination

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Inspiring young Africans to become agri-food entrepreneurs

Af ag fdPan-African telecommunications, media and technology group Econet and global crop nutrition provider Yara International ASA have launched ‘Generation Africa,’ a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector for its viable business opportunities

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John Deere’s online operations centre to boost precision farming in Africa

John Deere Precision FarmingFor South African software firms with a focus on agriculture and logistics sectors, John Deere has unveiled its online operations centre solution, a centralised farm management platform that collects machine, logistic and agronomic data to help farmers and their advisors to make more informed decisions

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World Bank approves US$750mn for Kenya’s growth

AF CAF ATRThe World Bank Board of Directors has approved a US$750mn International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the government of Kenya’s reforms to enhance inclusive growth, accelerate poverty reduction and achieve its Vision 2030 objective of becoming a middle-income industrialised country

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Somalia makes significant progress on its economic reforms

un 1Briefing the Council, Raisedon Zenenga, deputy head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), reported that Somalia had made significant progress on its economic and security sector reforms

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