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30th April 2019
AB Sugar calls for global ideas to tackle water loss in irrigation AB Sugar calls for global ideas to tackle water loss in irrigation

In partnership with the non-profit organisation WaterAid and the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the University of Cambridge, UK-based AB Sugar has announced a global initiative to generate new ideas to reduce water losses from sugar irrigation

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IFTEX 2019 set to open in June 2019 IFTEX 2019 set to open in June 2019

The eighth edition of IFTEX is set to be held from 5-7 June 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, focussing on Kenya’s flow industry growth and opportunities

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AfDB helps to create 35,000 jobs in agricultural SMEs AfDB helps to create 35,000 jobs in agricultural SMEs

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) project to support the employability and integration of young people in growth sectors (PAEIJ-SP) in Togo has helped create 35,000 jobs in agricultural SMEs

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PPC to address challenges of poultry industry in Africa PPC to address challenges of poultry industry in Africa

The Pan-African Poultry Congress (PPC) will be held in the University of Lomé, Togo from 13-17 May 2019 to address the challenges facing the poultry industry in Africa

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Clinton Foundation and CIMMYT to improve maize seed access in Africa Clinton Foundation and CIMMYT to improve maize seed access in Africa

Clinton Foundation and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are launching a partnership to improve access by smallholder farmers to modern maize varieties and bolster food security in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania

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Biopesticides Europe 2019 gets underway in London Biopesticides Europe 2019 gets underway in London

The Biopesticides Europe 2019 will be held from 29-30 May in London, UK

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Alvan Blanch wins Queen’s Award for expanding exports Alvan Blanch wins Queen's Award for expanding exports

The UK-based manufacturer Alvan Blanch has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2019 in the 'International Trade – Outstanding Achievement' category

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AfDB to launch 17 new agribusiness projects in Africa AfDB to launch 17 new agribusiness projects in Africa

African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced to launch 17 new projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in support of agribusiness small- and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs)

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TOMRA Food continues expansion in South Africa TOMRA Food continues expansion in South Africa

Following TOMRA Food's participation in Propak Africa 2019, one of the leading exhibitions for the packaging and processing exhibition, Norman Smith, area sales manager at TOMRA Food for South Africa, shares the company's further expansion plans

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Marel Poultry unveils new automation solution for poultry processing Marel Poultry unveils new automation solution for poultry processing

Marel Poultry has developed Q-Wing, chicken wing part grading and distribution solution, to intensify the automation level in a poultry processing plant

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Bridging the gap between nutrition and health Bridging the gap between nutrition and health

According to the World Health Organisation, Campylobacter jejuni ranks as the top cause of food-borne bacterial diarrhoeal disease in the developed world, with chicken serving as the most common source of infection. While generally mild, C.jejuni infections can be fatal among the very young, elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals, a report by Dr Ceinwen Evans

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Tanzania’s growing poultry prowess 'Meat' the new opportunity

Published under the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Food initiative, which focuses on how to develop inclusive, sustainable and nutritious food systems, ILRI’s paper addresses opportunities for the livestock sector to sustainably meet the growing demand for animal source foods in developing and emerging economies till 2030 and beyond. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Farming

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EAT-Lancet’s recommendations are at odds with sustainable food production Africa Union: Accelerating digital transformation across the continent

Communications Africa exclusively interviews Moctar Yedley, head of the Department of Information Society at the African Union Commission (AUC), about the policy changes in place to accelerate Africa’s digital connectivity. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Communications Africa.

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