twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

African Farming weekly digest - 27th - 31st March

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on africanfarming.net, from 27 - 31 March 2017

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)

Track African fall armyworm with Russell IPM’s optimised pheromone lure 

UK-based biorational pest control solutions provider Russell IPM has developed and tested an effective monitoring system against fall armyworm (FAW). Read the full story here

SGS Agriculture and Food speak to Agritech Expo before the event in April

Agritech Expo interviewed Edwin Makuya, Business Manager of SGS Agriculture and Food, Zambia, the returning bronze sponsor of the show that is taking place in Chisamba on 27 - 29 April. Read the full story here.  

South Africa prepares for International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ world congress

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ world congress is taking place in Gauteng, Western Cape of South Africa. from 2 - 8 April 2017. Read the full story here.  

Roundtable on Responsible Soy unveil full conference line-up

The Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association still has some early bird passes available. Read the full story here

Public-Private partnerships yield agricultural research results

Partnerships between public sector institutions and private sector can go a long way in producing tangible research results in Africa. Read the full story here.  

Deutz-Fahr unveiled its Global Range at SIMA 2017

The equipment in Deutz-Fahr's new Global Range are built for robustness, durability, and ease-of-use in non-European markets. Read the full story here

The debut of the Massey Ferguson MF 6718 S, first 200HP four-cylinder tractor

The new MF 6700 S Series, which includes the world’s first 200hp, four-cylinder agricultural tractor, made its SIMA Show debut in Paris. Read the full story here


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

Nature-based solutions help farmers in Ghana

Nature-based solutions help farmers in G…

Organic pesticides, waste-based fertilisers and forest regeneration are just a few of the green initiatives being employed in Ghana to boost farming communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate...

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Saharan Africa

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Sa…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to fast track an impact-oriented project in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America for digital soil nutrient mapping, after...

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double rice production to curb food insecurity

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double…

President Adama Barrow has received a delegation led by the Korean Ambassador to The Gambia, HE Kim Ji-Joon, at the State House in Banjul to announce the delivery of sample rice...

World Sustainability Organization chooses Zambia as the first African Sustainability Hub

World Sustainability Organization choose…

The World Sustainability Organization and Foundation (WSO&F) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zambian Government, to make Zambia the African Sustainability Hub 

Rallying call to improve African and global cotton production

Rallying call to improve African and glo…

As the business of cotton production continues to attract global attention, there are concerns about how sustainable the practice of growing, harvesting, and production will be, especially for lower income...

Research and farming institution from Zimbabwe wins FAO Award

Research and farming institution from Zi…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) honoured three research and farming institutions, one of which was from Zimbabwe

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

Uganda pulses farmers get India export boost

Uganda pulses farmers get India export b…

Thousands of pulses farmers in Uganda are looking to increase their incomes through export to India

World Bank boosts Nigeria’s agriculture sector

World Bank boosts Nigeria’s agriculture …

The World Bank has enhanced Nigeria's agricultural development during the last two years by issuing nearly US$858mn to the sector, agriculture minister, Akinwumi Adesina has stated

Nigeria: Increasing fertiliser production

Nigeria: Increasing fertiliser productio…

While agriculture accounts for about 40 per cent of its national GDP, Nigeria currently produces only a small portion of the fertiliser consumed by its farmers

AfDB extends grant to boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique

AfDB extends grant to boost agricultural…

The African Development Bank (AfDB), with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a US$1.1mn grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and quality control

Research: Rothamsted scientists make gene breakthrough in fight against weeds

Research: Rothamsted scientists make gen…

A team of scientists from Rothamsted Research have successfully adapted genetic techniques developed for crop improvement to be used in weeds – allowing them, for the first time, to directly...

Zambia’s challenges

Zambia’s challenges

ZAMBIA HAS STARTED developing farm blocks in order to diversify the economy away from mining. The now subsiding global economic crisis has exposed Zambia’s overdependence on mining sector which suffers...

African researchers to benefit from crop disease training

African researchers to benefit from crop…

The UK-based Connected Virus Network and International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub organised a five-day course on ‘An introduction to virus and vector diagnostics’ in Nairobi at BecA-ILRI...

Scientists looking for cabbage stem flea beetles

Scientists looking for cabbage stem flea…

Rothamsted Research is asking oilseed rape (OSR) growers to send samples of adult cabbage stem flea beetles collected at harvest to assess levels of both pesticide resistance and parasitisation by...

Yara and Arab Potash Company signs MoU for potassium nitrate

Yara and Arab Potash Company signs MoU f…

Yara and Arab Potash Company, the Jordan-based potash producer, have signed an MoU for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales

Microinsurance to help Ethiopian farmers protect against drought

Microinsurance to help Ethiopian farmers…

Farm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their livestock

CNH Industrial becomes Augmenta’s strategic partner in crop sensing and machinery automation

CNH Industrial becomes Augmenta’s strate…

Acquiring a minor stake in Augmenta, CNH Industrial becomes Augmenta’s strategic partner in crop sensing and machinery automation, and also foresees future joint research and development collaboration

Wageningen University’s greenhouse challenge progressing well for AuTomatoes

Wageningen University’s greenhouse chall…

The Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge aims to maximise the yield and quality of his crop while minimising the use of resources, to save costs

Prev Next