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Liquid Telecom Kenya to connect 25 agricultural centres with Internet

Africa-farmingLiquid Telecom Kenya has installed fibre optic network worth US$4.5mn to connect 25 Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres with Internet to help aid its agricultural research purposes

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South Korea builds Cameroon’s first mechanised district

africa-farmingSouth Korea has completed building Cameroon’s first mechanised rice farming district, which will help modernise the African country’s overall agriculture industry and improve food production

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Zimbabwean farmers receive US$38mn funding for farming equipment

Zimbabwe-farmer-Africa RenewalZimbabwean farmers will receive agricultural equipment worth US$38mn from Brazil under the ‘More Food Africa’ programme to be used during the 2014-15 summer cropping season

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Ecobank and eleni join forces for African agriculture

Ecobank eleni agriculture dealEcobank Transnational Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with commodity exchanges developer eleni LLC, with a view to establishing a co-operative framework to promote and accelerate the development of Africa’s agricultural sector

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Potential of insects as resources for animal feed

Insect feed agriculture beesInsects can provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for animal feed, in addition to already being a mainstay of human diets for two billion people worldwide, FAO assistant director-general Eduardo Rojas-Briales told an international gathering of researchers in The Netherlands

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