African Farming weekly digest - 20th - 24th November

CIAT Flickr for AF 307Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 20th - 24th November 2017 

South Africa hosts SADC ministers meeting in Pretoria 

South Africa has hosted the sectoral joint meeting of SADC ministers responsible for the development of environment and natural resources, fisheries and aquaculture as well as tourism from 20-24 November 2017 in Pretoria. Click here to read the full story.  

Agricultural Policy Research in Africa launched in Ethiopia 

APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to read the full story.   

IoT innovation to transform the world of rice 

Bühler Group has introduced a new digital rice analyser TotalSense, which enables the reduction of costs, improvement of yield, and improvement of quality for rice processors. Click here to read the full story.  

Fisheries and agribusiness prospects good for Senegal 

At the launch of the Senegal-UK Chamber of Commerce, held this week in London, panellists were upbeat about the opportunities for investors in agriculture. Click here to read the full story.  

Heat tolerant durum wheat discovery to aid farmers in West Africa 

The discovery of heat resilient durum wheat that could potentially boost the income for one million farming families in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali1 2017 and has been awarded the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. Click here to read the full story.  

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