African Farming weekly digest - 24th - 28th July

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 24th - 28th July 2017

Save energy costs with WEG IE3 motors 

Energy costs are set to continue increasing with little respite for the agricultural sector. These high costs pose several different issues for the farmer depending on the size of the farming operation. Click here to read the full story

AGCO raises outlook for 2017 after positive second quarter reports 

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, reported net sales of approximately US$2.2bn for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of approximately 8.5 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2016. Click here to read the full story

Helios acquires 100 per cent stake in Fertilizers and Inputs Holdings 

Africa’s private investment firm Helios Investment Partners has announced the acquisition of Fertilizers and Inputs Holding BV, aiming to improve agricultural yield in the country to contribute to Africa’s economic development. Click here to read the full story

Improved breeds to boost poultry production in Nigeria 

A team of experts from the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACCG) in Nigeria has developed a new disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output. Click here to read the full story.

Macadamia nut processing facility in progress in South Africa 

Green Farms Nut Company (GFNC) has undertaken to build South Africa’s biggest macadamia nut processing facility with phase one of two, set for completion in 2018. Click here to read the full story

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