African Farming weekly digest - 6th - 10th November

CIAT Flickr for AF 307(Image source: CIAT/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 6th - 10th November 2017

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities

Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has introduced SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its initiative to bring digital opportunities to the Africans, particularly rural people of Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Bayer launches new digital farming brand, xarvio 

Bayer will launch the brand at this year’s Agritechnica, the leading trade fair for agricultural machinery with 2,900 exhibitors from 52 countries. Click here to read the full story.   

Ghana’s pineapple farmers need more intensive training 

The pineapple farmers in Ghana are required to have professional training in order to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, according to a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifW). Click here to read the full story.  

British firm helps farmers in energy savings 

A beef farmer in Yorkshire, England, has saved more than US$46394 in energy bills after installing a unique solar system to power his farm. Click here to read the full story.  

Korea extends US$9mn to develop rice industry in Ghana 

The Republic of Korea has extended US$9mn for the development of a rice industry in the central region in Ghana. Click here to read the full story.  

Ghana-Hungary partnership to boost agricultural production 

András Szabó, the ambassador of Hungary to Ghana, has underscored the importance of innovation and research for the development of Ghana’s agricultural sector in his speech at the recent Ghanaian-Hungarian Agriculture Forum held in Accra. Click here to read the full story.  

ProVeg to discuss animal agriculture at COP23 climate talks 

ProVeg International will discuss the role of animal agriculture at COP23, the latest round of climate talks following the Paris Agreement, which is going to be held from 6-17 November 2017, in Bonn in Germany. Click here to read the full story.  

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