Technology

Rotating debris out of irrigation water

Riverscreen mainAs with many other farmers, Bob Wietharn had a real problem. He irrigated from a river so shallow that he could usually wade across it, but the nozzles of his centrepivots kept clogging up with debris sucked up through the system

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Massey Ferguson wins tractor of the year awards

Tractors MF3600Massey Ferguson has received two tractor of the year 2013 finalist awards on the launch day of the EIMA Show in Bologna, Italy, for the MF 3770S in the ‘specialized’ category and for the MF7626 Dyna-6 in the ‘open field’ class

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Water availability crucial factor for assessing African investment opportunities

Ghana water availabilityForeign investors engaged in biofuel and food crop production should assess opportunities for foreign agricultural investment in terms of water availability, according to Tim Williams from the International Water Management Institute

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Airtel and GSMA project to help Kenyan farmers with agricultural information

farmers  CIAT International Center for Tropical AgricultureAirtel Africa and the GSMA have initiated a project that will attempt to provide more than 250,000 Kenyan farmers with agricultural information via their mobile phones

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Revitalising Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria Africa

The executive secretary of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), Dr Canisius Kabungo Kanangire, spoke recently of the need for transparency and accountability, with respect to the correct functioning of sustainable partnerships, and appropriate funding of development initiatives

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