African Farming weekly digest - 21st - 25th August

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 21st - 25th August 2017 

TAAT poised to lead agricultural revolution in Africa 

Scientists, representatives of development agencies, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), Youth Agripreneurs, and entrepreneurs from the private sector and beyond the African continent, assembled in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, 7–11 August, to review and hammer out the implementation details of the proposed African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded Technologies for Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme. Click here to read the full story.  

New model to control deadly maize disease 

As maize lethal necrosis (MLN) causes up to 90 per cent production loss, the researchers is trying to figure effective ways to combat infectious viruses causing MLN in Kenya. Click here to read the full story

IDEP strengthens capacities of African public officials in agricultural policy 

The course aimed at providing training on agricultural policy with a view to strengthening and/or renewing the knowledge and capacity of African policy makers. Click here to read the full story.   

Wärtsilä announce the world's first hybrid propulsion solution for fish farming industry 

Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. Click here to read the full story

Nigeria plans to boost local fish production 

Nigerian government has announced that it will stop issuing fish importation quota to the importers, aiming to boost up the local fish production. Click here to read the full story.  

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