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27th September 2017
 Vermeer introduces the world’s first self-propelled round baler Vermeer introduces the world's first self-propelled round baler

Unveiled at Husker Harvest Days, the prototype ZR5 self-propelled baler promises to make quick work of any field while offering unprecedented ride quality and maneuverability

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 Mauritius aims for profitable sugarcane industry Mauritius aims for profitable sugarcane industry

The government of Mauritius is planning to develop a strong and profitable sugarcane industry, said Mahen Seeruttun, minister of agro-industry and food security, at the recent Annual General Assembly of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

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 Farming and rural non-farm activities to provide youth employment in Africa: FAO Farming and rural non-farm activities to provide youth employment in Africa: FAO

FAO has said that farming and rural non-farm-based activities have potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa's rising youth population

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 Case IH opens training academy in Zimbabwe to improve agricultural productivity Case IH opens training academy in Zimbabwe to improve agricultural productivity

Case IH has opened its new training academy in Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe, aiming to providing hands-on technical and operational training to help farmers improve productivity through the wider adoption of mechanisation

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 East and Southern Africa fertiliser and agribusiness leaders to descend on Mozambique in October East and Southern Africa fertiliser and agribusiness leaders to descend on Mozambique in October

In two weeks over 300 visitors from 28 different countries will join senior government figures and leading industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity across the region

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 Aliko Dangote: “We should pray that oil prices remain low” Aliko Dangote: “We should pray that oil prices remain low”

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors at UN General Assembly in New York, "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world"

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 Poultry Africa 2017: Sold out and ready to start Poultry Africa 2017: Sold out and ready to start

Everything is ready for the start of Poultry Africa, the first Expo, Leadership Conference and Technical Seminars event for Sub-Saharan Africa's poultry industry that will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2017

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 Agriculture projects in Africa have to be bankable: AfDB Agriculture projects in Africa have to be bankable: AfDB

Jennifer Blanke, vice-president of Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the AfDB, has stated that Africa's agriculture projects need to be bankable and incentivised to attract private investors and create employment opportunities

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 Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals

Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity

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 AGCO leads sustainable business projects for African smallholders AGCO leads sustainable business projects for African smallholders

AGCO has led new project to determine sustainable business models for smallholders and farm service centres in the African region in African green revolution forum (AGRF) which was held on 4-8 September 2017, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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 Ishida x-ray technology helps Karwendel play it safe Ishida x-ray technology helps Karwendel play it safe

Leading German dairy company Karwendel-Werke Huber is ensuring outstanding product quality for its Exquisa and miree cream cheese and quark specialities with the help of eleven X-ray inspection systems from Ishida Europe

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 Agritechnica 2017 to provide innovations for farmers Agritechnica 2017 to provide innovations for farmers

The Agritechnica 2017, the leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment, is going to take place in Hanover in Germany from 12-18 November 2017, with focus on exhibiting innovative products, cutting-edge solutions and new technologies for water and energy-saving cultivation and sustainable management for agriculture

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 Agribusinesses and African smallholders Seize US$1 trillion food market: AASR Agribusinesses and African smallholders Seize US$1 trillion food market: AASR

The recent Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) has demonstrated that the power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa's economic growth from food production, with the food production in Africa expecting to reach more than US$1 trillion per year by 2030

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 AfDB releases report on capital flows for forest development in Africa AfDB releases report on capital flows for forest development in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds' forest investment programme (CIF FIP) have released a report on how unlocking capital can foster forest sector development in Africa and highlights the benefits of forestry investments in Ghana and in West Africa

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TCN and WAPP to build 330KV power line in Nigeria TCN and WAPP to build 330KV power line in Nigeria

The transmission company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have introduced plans to build a second 330 kV transmission line aiming to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021

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 Africa becoming the dumping ground for eWaste Africa becoming the dumping ground for eWaste

A growing amount of computer equipment from Western nations is being found on toxic eWaste dumps throughout Africa and is being pulled apart by children as young as five

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