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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

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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

African food imports bill predicted to double by 2030

African food imports bill predicted to d…

Experts have warned that the cost of Africa’s yearly food imports could increase from US$50bn to US$110bn by 2030 if immediate measures aren’t taken to increase food production

Wildlife and forestry sector in the spotlight

Wildlife and forestry sector in the spot…

On August 22, the 23rd session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, hosted by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened in Kinshasa, putting the future...

Boosting investment for Africa-made cotton

Boosting investment for Africa-made cott…

At a partner’s conference on cotton, jointly organised with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), donors were urged to mobilise resources for new partnerships.   

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...

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Farmcrowdy: Agritech firm changing lives of Nigerian farmers for the better

Farmcrowdy: Agritech firm changing lives…

Agritech company Farmcrowdy enables British Nigerians to invest in chicken, maize and cassava farms, from more than 3,000 miles away, via their mobile phones

Report highlights decade of making positive impact in West Africa cocoa growing communities

Report highlights decade of making posit…

CARE and Cargill have released a report titled ‘A Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities: More than Ten Years of the CARE-Cargill Partnership’

Premier Winde and cabinet laud the start of recovery for agriculture

Premier Winde and cabinet laud the start…

Premier Winde, minister of agriculture Ivan Meyer and the Western Cape cabinet met with representatives from the agricultural sector to discuss the successes and challenges they face

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Zambia maize to ease supply problems?

Zambia maize to ease supply problems?

A recent report has outlined how Zambia is using its robust maize stocks to fill a regional gap

Nigeria to see hybrid tomatoes production boost

Nigeria to see hybrid tomatoes productio…

The World Bank Group, UK-based Department for International Development (DFID) and Nigeria’s Dangote Group have formed a partnership to start the production of hybrid tomatoes in Nigeria’s Kano state

EU donates US$185 million to Kenya’s agricultural sector

EU donates US$185 million to Kenya’s agr…

The European Union is set to contribute US$185.8mn towards agriculture, research and rural development in Kenya

Evonik Industries AG raises price of ThreAMINO

Evonik Industries AG raises price of Thr…

Germany-based Evonik Industries has announced its health and nutrition business unit will raise the price for ThreAMINO

Nigerian government intervenes in food crisis

Nigerian government intervenes in food c…

The Nigerian government has planned to import food in large quantities to help overcome the  poor yields experienced by farming sin the country following recent flooding

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers earn US$4.9mn

Zimbabwean tobacco farmers earn US$4.9mn…

Tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have earned US$4.9mn after the sale of 2.5mn kg of flue-cured tobacco since the season started last week

Fighting climate change effects in Kenya

Fighting climate change effects in Kenya

Community-based organisations are coming together to fight some of the harsh effects of climate change as many small holders lost up to 80 per cent of their most recent harvest

New potato varieties for Kenyan county

New potato varieties for Kenyan county

Kenya’s Nyandarua County government is partnering with National Potato Council and German Technical Cooperation Agency to produce new potato varieties

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