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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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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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