African Farming weekly digest - 31st July - 4th August

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 31st July - 4th August

John Deere rolls out smarter S700 combines 

John Deere will introduce the advanced grain harvesting technology from front to back in its combines and headers for model year 2018 production. Click here to read the full story.  

 Hubbard to become a subsidiary of Aviagen Group 

Aviagen has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Hubbard Breeders, the broiler genetics division of Groupe Grimaud. Click here to read the full story.  

Nigeria to develop an overall farming ecosystem 

Springfield Agro Limited, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, has announced its collaboration with the Katsina State government to develop agriculture and a farming ecosystem in Nigeria and provide customised farming solutions for the country’s farming community. Click here to read the full story.  

UN welcomes Italian contribution for emergency food assistance in Libya 

This represents the second contribution made by Italy for WFP’s food assistance programme in Libya since 2016. Click here to read the full story.   

Nigeria inaugurates new fertiliser plant in Port Harcourt 

Yemi Osinbajo, acting president of Nigeria has inaugurated the new US$1.5bn fertiliser plant in Port Harcourt, which was built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (IEFCL) in Nigeria. Click here to read the full story

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