African Farming weekly digest - 2nd - 6th October

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 2nd - 6th October 2017

Forestry and agro-processing sectors key in growing the South African economy 

According to the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, the forestry sector is amongst the most labour-intensive and further demands rural based operations. Click here to read the full story.  

Connecting African women in agriculture practices 

The US Department of State and the US Embassy in Addis Ababa are organising a forum on 4 October 2017, aiming to encourage more African women to be involved in agriculture. Click here to read the full story

New Holland wins silver medal at the Agritechnica Innovation Award 2017 

New Holland Agriculture has been awarded the Silver Medal by the independent expert committee appointed by the DLG German Agricultural Society for its CR Revelation combines. Click here to read the full story

IFRC President: Lesotho’s vulnerability to drought will continue without increased investment in resilience 

Lesotho will continue to experience devastating droughts and food crises unless there is a dramatic increase in investment in community-level resilience and preparedness. Click here to read the full story

New Holland wins silver medal at the Agritechnica Innovation Award 2017 

New Holland Agriculture has been awarded the Silver Medal by the independent expert committee appointed by the DLG German Agricultural Society for its CR Revelation combines. Click here to read the full story. 

AGCO starts course to develop skills for African agricultural prosperity 

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, has signed a MoU to inaugurate a new agribusiness course aiming to fill junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain, thus upgrading the continent’s skill resources. Click here to read the full story. 

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