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27th February 2017
 Governments meet to discuss the sustainable future of livestock in Africa Governments meet to discuss the sustainable future of livestock in Africa

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa

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 Ethiopia commences construction of agro-industrial park Ethiopia commences construction of agro-industrial park

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has laid the cornerstone for Baeker Integrated Agro-Industrial Park yesterday in Humera, town of western Tigray State

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John Deere launches real-time sprayer and planter monitoring app John Deere launches real-time sprayer and planter monitoring app

John Deere has introduced the new Connect Mobile App with the aim of helping growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves through the field

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Drought leads to sharp rise in food prices in East Africa Drought leads to sharp rise in food prices in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region, the FAO reveals

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Case IH to renew distribution contract with NORTHMEC Case IH to renew distribution contract with NORTHMEC

Case IH Agriculture, a Brand of CNH Industrial, has announced its intention to further renew a long term distribution contract with NORTHMEC, a division of the Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited

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Bayer, Yara join to hands to deliver technology to farmers Bayer, Yara join to hands to deliver technology to farmers

Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability

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Agreto look to expand agricultural meters range into sub-Saharan Africa Agreto look to expand agricultural meters range into sub-Saharan Africa

Agreto are looking to extend its range of measuring and weighing meters through new agents and distributors in sub-Saharan Africa

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 International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

The International Year of Pulses, which was celebrated in 2016, has helped raise awareness globally of the benefits of eating and growing pulses, with calls to now build upon the strong momentum

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Dangote to launch rice outgrower scheme in Nigeria Dangote to launch rice outgrower scheme in Nigeria

Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, is set to launch 25,000 ha of rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants

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ERL: half of world's calories is produced by small farms ERL: half of world's calories is produced by small farms

A study published in Environmental Research Letter (ERL) estimates that more than 50 per cent of the world's food calories are produced in regions where the average farm size is less than five hectares, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa

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 WaterAid and Debre Tabor Water Utility visit UK to experience wastewater treatment WaterAid and Debre Tabor Water Utility visit UK to experience wastewater treatment

Representatives from WaterAid Ethiopia and Debre Tabor Water Utility visited Yorkshire Water in the UK to find out how it supplies good quality drinking water and treats wastewater

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Vietnam urges Australia to re-open shrimp imports Vietnam urges Australia to re-open shrimp imports

The Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, has called on the Australian Government to allow the import of prawns and uncooked shrimps again soon

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 Vodafone Business Solutions at the helm of digitally transforming businesses in Ghana Vodafone Business Solutions at the helm of digitally transforming businesses in Ghana

Vodafone Ghana is the country's second-largest operator offering a high level of customer experience and superior network quality

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