African Farming weekly digest - 30th October - 3rd November

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 30th October - 3rd November 2017

Tanzania farmers adopts vegetable farming to improve nutrition 

 The farmers in Tanzania are encouraged to grow elite varieties of vegetables, enriched with high-value nutritional content, in order to fight malnutrition, hunger and double agricultural productivity and income of smallholders. Click here to read the full story.  

IBMA Kenya receives innovation award 

In the last 10 years biocontrol in Kenya has grown from a concept to become a reality, and is providing major crop protection strategies. Click here to read the full story.  

Trimble Introduces GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications 

Trimble has introduced the Trimble GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications, aiming to provide farmers with more robust signal availability to ensure more active working time, especially in hilly terrain. Click here to read the full story.  

ECA urges Africa to enhance uptake and use of climate information services 

African countries are required to fully integrate climate information services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programmes and practice, according to Fatima Denton, special initiatives division director at Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Click here to read the full story.  

Acacia Foods, B.V. and Tyson Foods to invest in Irvine’s Group’s poultry business 

Acacia Foods, B.V. and Tyson Foods, Inc have committed to a long-term strategic investment in Buchan Ltd, a holding company of Irvine’s Group, one of the leading chicken companies in South Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Adesina receives American university’s highest honour, the ‘Order of the Griffin’ 

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has received the Order of the Griffin award, one of Purdue University’s highest honours, recognising his vision to boost up agricultural economy in Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

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