African Farming weekly digest - 29th May - 2nd June

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Farming, from 29th May - 2nd June 2017

AfDB collaborates with GEF to promote sustainable agro- and forest ecosystems 

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a total funding of US$11.2mn for two projects co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the 52nd Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting. Click here to read the full story

AfDB adopts investment strategies to develop Africa’s agriculture 

Khaled Sherif, vice-president of African Development Bank (AfDB), announced new investment strategies like providing high-yielding seeds and making large farms more productive to boost up Africa’s agriculture sector during the 52nd session of AfDB annual meetings in Gujarat, India, which was held from 22 to 26 May. Click here to read the full story

Pöttinger adds new features to loader wagon sector 

International agri-equipment company, Pöttinger has added several new features to its loader wagon sector for the 2017 season. Click here to read the full story

Elanco gets grant worth US$2.86mn to increase food security in East Africa 

Elanco Animal Health has received a grant worth US$2.86mn from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to food insecurity in east African countries and improve animal health and productivity in dairy herds and poultry flocks for smallholder farms in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Click here to read the full story

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