African Farming weekly digest - 15th - 19th May

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Farming, from 15 - 19 May 2017  

AGCO launches high-tech Fendt tractors in Africa 

AGCO Corporation has launched four tractor machines in Africa from the high-tech brand Fendt at NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville, South Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

IFTEX focuses in on the Kenyan flower industry 

Most Kenyan growers, but as well more and more growers from other African countries, are participating with a stand in this exhibition and the few that have no stand will be visiting the show, looking for buyers. Click here to read the full story.  

Tanzania’s bean exports feed 10 countries 

Tanzania exports over a million metric tonne of beans to ten countries in Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as India, making it the sole producer of the important legume to millions of people on the continent. Click here to read the full story

AfDB partners African and Indian film industries to stimulate interest in agriculture 

Key players in the movie industry in Nigeria and India are meeting at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Ahmedabad, India, to agree on a line of action towards changing perceptions on agriculture. Click here to read the full story.  

UN expert: Zambia’s farmers at risk of becoming squatters on their own land 

The United Nations (NS) Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, today cautioned that many Zambian farmers are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land as Zambia is turned into Southern Africa’s food basket. Click here to read the full story.  

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