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Report claims water irrigation schemes are key to African food security

Water irrigation report IWMI AfricaThe key to unlocking the agricultural potential and improving food security in sub-Saharan Africa lies in the development of water irrigation schemes, according to the claims of a survey by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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Bell Equipment Africa tractor series incorporates Booyco air conditioning technology

Bell tractor Booyco air conditioningGlobal manufacturing firm Bell Equipment has announced that 73 Africa Series tractors intended for an Ethiopian customer, which feature integrated Booyco Engineering air conditioning units, are to be created following successful prototype trials

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AfDB funds US$1.2 million agricultural online project

African farming online portal 1.2mn Africa RenewalThe Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is set to carry out a US$1.2mn project to establish an online portal where farming research and information can be shared

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West Africa employs advanced GIS fishery system

Ghana and Liberia fishing SuperGISGhana and Liberia’s Fisheries Commissions have employed SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 and SuperGIS Spatial Analyst 3.0 in order to establish an advanced system of analysing and managing fishery data 

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Brazil grants Ghana loan to promote small-scale farming

Brazil Ghana FAGRO 2012Ghana will receive a US$96million concessionary loan facility from Brazil to boost small-scale farming in the country

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