African Farming weekly digest - 12th - 16th June

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 12th - 16th June 2017

Philips Lighting begin the largest LED horticultural lighting project in the world 

LED grow lights will illuminate greenhouses occupying an area the size of 40 football pitches. Click here to read the full story.  

IFTEX17 reconfirms leading position of Kenya in world flower sector 

The sixth edition of the international flower trade expo IFTEX ended successfully last Friday in the Nairobi Based Oshwal Center, the venue of this annual organised flower event. Click here to read the full story.  

New Holland announce new direct branch in South Africa 

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural equipment brand of CNH Industrial N.V, has announced the opening of a new direct branch in Centurion, South Africa. Click here to read the full story

AfDB’s agri-intervention benefits 5.6mn people in Africa 

AfDB’s Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017 (ADER) has manifested that around 5.6mn people in Africa have benefitted from the bank’s policy in upgrading Africa’s agriculture. Click here to read the full story.  

IITA expands research investment with the inauguration of 205.5 ha research farm 

As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria, on 12 June, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at farm level. Click here to read the full story

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