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OPEC Fund signs US$20mn loan with Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso OPECThe director-general of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20mn development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA)

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Eni and Tunisian SNDP to extend experimental castor cultivation for biofuels

castor oil plantEni and Societè National de Distribution des Petroles AGIL SpA (SNDP) have signed an MoU to cultivate castor at a semi-industrial level to produce sustainable biofuels, which is being trialled by Eni in the Gafsa area

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Continental discusses digital farming future with Dr Arno Ruckelshausen

continentalContinental spoke with field robotics researcher Professor Arno Ruckelshausen from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences at the Agritechnica, one of the leading global trade fairs for agricultural technology

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Smart irrigation controllers to see rapid growth in coming years

irri affSmart irrigation has been benefitted with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), thus pushing the growth of smart irrigation controllers market at a global level, according to Persistence Market Research

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AgriProtein completes sequencing of black soldier fly genome

agriprotein fly farmingFly-farmer and insect technology pioneer AgriProtein and the South African National Bioinformatics Institute at the University of the Western Cape have sequenced the genome of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) across both sexes and strains originating from Kenya and South Africa

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