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25th October 2018
 AfDB leads pan-African campaign against Fall Army Worm AfDB leads pan-African campaign against Fall Army Worm

The African Development Bank (AfDB) convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa

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 Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics wins Africa’s first SUN Pitch Competition Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics wins Africa's first SUN Pitch Competition

Nigerian firm Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

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 ANDRITZ extrusion technology for shrimp feed production SPONSORED ANDRITZ extrusion technology for shrimp feed production

A variety of factors influence the formulation of a quality shrimp feed recipe; factors such as the environment in which shrimp are raised, their nutritional needs at different stages of development, their feeding behaviours, and of course, raw ingredients utilised all play a part in crafting a feed that will result in maximum growth

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 FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva

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 Plant extracts vital for feed additives, says China’s Foreverest Resources SPONSORED Plant extracts vital for feed additives, says China's Foreverest Resources

Foreverest Resources, China-based global supplier of pine chemicals, has discussed the vital role of plant extracts for antibiotic-free feed additive formulation solution

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 DLG-Agrifuture Insight: Mixed prospects for farm business development DLG-Agrifuture Insight: Mixed prospects for farm business development

October's "Chart of the Month" from DLG-Agrifuture Insights survey shows mixed prospects for farm business developments in Germany, Netherlands, UK, Brazil and China

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 Maximising phytase performance SPONSORED Maximising phytase performance

Calcium plays a significant role in phosphorus (P) utilisation, which is important for broiler production performance. Therefore, optimising available calcium levels, relative to phosphorus, can contribute to better diet results. Maximising phytase performance begins with an optimised calcium matrix

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 Apple shows positive response to Agrothermal Systems® Technology: NDSU Apple shows positive response to Agrothermal Systems® Technology: NDSU

A new study by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) has compared two years of fresh apples exposed to periodic Thermaculture heat-treatments with conventionally grown apples and concluded that heat-treatments create higher inducible levels of phenolic metabolites and related antioxidant activity

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 Imara invests US$4.5m in Zambezi Berry Company Imara invests US$4.5m in Zambezi Berry Company

Imara Private Equity, a division of Imara Holdings, has sourced, structured and invested US$4.5m on behalf of a European family office client, into Zambezi Berry Company (ZBC)

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 Case IH showcases how its equipment can help Tunisia’s farmers Case IH showcases how its equipment can help Tunisia's farmers

Case IH distributor Agrodis-part of the Hortimag Horticulture group has held a Field Day event in Boussalem, in the Jendouba governorate, to demonstrate how its equipment can help Tunisia's farmers work their land more efficiently

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How to make agriculture work for Africa and the world How to make agriculture work for Africa and the world

The irony is that Africa is spending US$35bn on food imports each year, which, if nothing is done, will rise to US$110bn dollars by 2020, says African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina. The full article can be found in the latest issue of African Farming

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Greenhouse cropping - in control with foliar feeding Greenhouse cropping - in control with foliar feeding

Greenhouse cultivation covers an increasingly broad spectrum of fruits, flowers and vegetables. Dr Terry Mabbett reports. The full article can be found in the latest issue of Far Eastern Agriculture

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 South Africa’s transit sector secures more than US$100 million AfDB loans South Africa's transit sector secures more than US$100 million AfDB loans

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved more than US$100mn in loans to SA Taxi Development Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Finance Holdings Proprietary Limited, to provide a comprehensive financial services offering to minibus taxi operators

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