African Farming weekly digest - 18th - 22nd September

CIAT Flickr for AF 307Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 18th - 22nd September 2017

Case IH opens training academy in Zimbabwe to improve agricultural productivity 

Case IH has opened its new training academy in Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe, aiming to providing hands-on technical and operational training to help farmers improve productivity through the wider adoption of mechanisation. Click here to read the full story.  

East and Southern Africa fertiliser and agribusiness leaders to descend on Mozambique in October 

In two weeks over 300 visitors from 28 different countries will join senior government figures and leading industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity across the region. Click here to read the full story.  

Aliko Dangote: “We should pray that oil prices remain low” 

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors at UN General Assembly in New York, "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world". Click here to read the full story.  

Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build coalition on health 

Through his Foundation, Dangote has made an unprecedented grant and seed contribution to GBCHealth of US$1.5mn over three years. Click here to read the full story.   

Poultry Africa 2017: Sold out and ready to start 

Everything is ready for the start of Poultry Africa, the first Expo, Leadership Conference and Technical Seminars event for Sub-Saharan Africa’s poultry industry that will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

Agriculture projects in Africa have to be bankable: AfDB 

Jennifer Blanke, vice-president of Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the AfDB, has stated that Africa’s agriculture projects need to be bankable and incentivised to attract private investors and create employment opportunities. Click here to read the full story.  

Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals 

Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity. Click here to read the full story

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