Donors pledge US$17mn to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

AfDB trust fundAfrican and non-regional donors have pledged US$17mn to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent

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South Sudan inaugurates EU-funded bridge in Warrap State

Photo Credit WFP Espionola CaribeThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) have officially handed over the completed Kwacjok Bridge to the Government of South Sudan that links Lunyaker, Kwacjok and Kangi regions for long separated by the Jur River

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Laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk aflatoxins in foods

aflatoxin afTOMRA, food safety technology provider, has launched near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy, fluorescent lighting and advanced lasers to analyse and identify the extremely low intensity of light reflected by aflatoxin mould and fungus in a variety of food types, enabling the detection of aflatoxin contamination

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Inspiring young Africans to become agri-food entrepreneurs

Af ag fdPan-African telecommunications, media and technology group Econet and global crop nutrition provider Yara International ASA have launched ‘Generation Africa,’ a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector for its viable business opportunities

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John Deere’s online operations centre to boost precision farming in Africa

John Deere Precision FarmingFor South African software firms with a focus on agriculture and logistics sectors, John Deere has unveiled its online operations centre solution, a centralised farm management platform that collects machine, logistic and agronomic data to help farmers and their advisors to make more informed decisions

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