African Farming weekly digest - 13th - 17th November

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 13th - 17th November 2017

AfDB approves agricultural strategies to boost economy in Eritrea 

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the bank’s intervention strategy in Eritrea for 2017-2019, to support the country’s economic and social development through agricultural transformation. Click here to read the full story. 

Unearthing the IoT in agriculture 

Eseye, global provider of M2M cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has partnered with Burkard, to use IoT in forecasting crop disease, with an aim to enhance yields. Click here to read the full story. 

Agritechnica machinery conference to explore access to emerging markets 

This year's Agritechnica show, taking place at Hannover's Exhibition Centre will see the return of the Ag machinery conference, with sessions focusing on South-East Africa, South-east Asia and CIS and China. Click here to read the full story. 

South African farmers see rise in profits thanks to smart farming 

Gideon Albertyn, is one of many farmers in South Africa to benefit from smart farming, which he believes boosts his profits, despite the challenges he is met with. Click here to read the full story

Case IH adds two higher-horsepower models to its Puma tractor line 

Case IH has added two new models to its popular Puma tractor line, the Puma 155 ROPS (with a maximum output of 161hp) and the Puma 185 ROPS (producing a maximum of 197hp). Click here to read the full story

AGCO launches industry’s first Class 8 large square baler at AGRITECHNICA 

AGCO Corporation has introduced the industry’s first Class 8 large square baler at AgriTechnica in Hanover, Germany. Click here to read the full story

New Holland Agriculture expands T6 Series tractor range 

New Holland Agriculture has added to its T6 Series offering with the new T6 Dynamic Command, an all round multi-purpose tractor. Click here to read the full story

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