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27th October 2017
 CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900 large tractors CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900 large tractors

CLAAS has launched the AXION 900 series, which has undergone systematic refinement and offers many new features

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 Pöttinger at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany SPONSOREDPöttinger at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany

The future in focus. The worlds major agricultural trade show, Agritechnica, is taking place from 12 - 18 November 2017 in Hannover, Germany

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 AfDB initiates strategy to attain 513mn tonnes of additional food production AfDB initiates strategy to attain 513mn tonnes of additional food production

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed the technologies for African agricultural transformation (TAAT) initiative, a knowledge and innovation-based response, aiming to meet the need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa

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East Africa’s agri potential: The new frontier for food and grain production East Africa's agri potential: The new frontier for food and grain production

Chris Kaijuka, chairman of The Grain Council of Uganda (TGCU) is a featured speaker at the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Namulonge in November

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 West African markets continue to attract FDI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry West African markets continue to attract FDI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to West African countries increased 12 per cent to US$11.4bn in 2016, supported by recovering investment in Nigeria, recent analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported

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 Three World Food Prize laureates call for global action to save crops across Africa Three World Food Prize laureates call for global action to save crops across Africa

The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200mn Africans depend on for food security

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 IITA and CIMMYT partner AGRA to strengthen maize production in Africa IITA and CIMMYT partner AGRA to strengthen maize production in Africa

Representatives from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and IITA convened at the seventh African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 4 - 8 September, to formalise ongoing strategic partnership and strengthen collaboration

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 Aliko Dangote shares secret of backward integration with investors: "Produce the entire value chain" Aliko Dangote shares secret of backward integration with investors: "Produce the entire value chain"

At the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's most successful business leader, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osingajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders

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 Forestry and agro-processing sectors key in growing the South African economy Forestry and agro-processing sectors key in growing the South African economy

According to the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, the forestry sector is amongst the most labour-intensive and further demands rural based operations

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 Connecting African women in agriculture practices Connecting African women in agriculture practices

The US Department of State and the US Embassy in Addis Ababa are organising a forum on 4 October 2017, aiming to encourage more African women to be involved in agriculture

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 Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa

The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks

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 IFRC President: Lesotho’s vulnerability to drought will continue without increased investment in resilience IFRC President: Lesotho's vulnerability to drought will continue without increased investment in resilience

Lesotho will continue to experience devastating droughts and food crises unless there is a dramatic increase in investment in community-level resilience and preparedness

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 New Holland wins silver medal at the Agritechnica Innovation Award 2017 New Holland wins silver medal at the Agritechnica Innovation Award 2017

New Holland Agriculture has been awarded the Silver Medal by the independent expert committee appointed by the DLG German Agricultural Society for its CR Revelation combines

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 AGCO starts course to develop skills for African agricultural prosperity AGCO starts course to develop skills for African agricultural prosperity

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, has signed a MoU to inaugurate a new agribusiness course aiming to fill junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain, thus upgrading the continent's skill resources

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 Blackpace Group to bring potato production and processing to Nigeria and Rwanda Blackpace Group to bring potato production and processing to Nigeria and Rwanda

The government of Nigeria and Rwanda have signed multimillion dollar deals with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop their potato industries and help to upscale potato production, as well as set up potato processing facilities in the both countries

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IRRI’s MYRice project to improve farmers’ lives in Myanmar IRRI's MYRice project to improve farmers' lives in Myanmar

International Rice Research Institute's (IRRI) five-year research project in Myanmar is making a lasting impact on improving local rice farmers' ability to adapt to agricultural challenges and respond to market opportunities

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 Doosan launch DL420CVT-5 wheel loader Doosan launch DL420CVT-5 wheel loader

Doosan has launched the new DL420CVT-5 Stage IV compliant wheel loader, the first model in the Doosan wheel loader range to be equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

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 South African futurist offers a mixed picture for the continent at Africa Oil Week South African futurist offers a mixed picture for the continent at Africa Oil Week

Daniel Silke, a futurist and former member of the South African parliament, gave a lively keynote address on trends which could impact the continent's hydrocarbons industry at Africa Oil Week yesterday

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