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Zimbabwe Ministry of Commerce and Industry holds workshops on establishment of agro-industrial park

Once the common agro-industrial park is implemented, it will among others help in employment creation. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry and Commerce, organised sensitisation workshops in Harare and Bulawayo on the establishment and management of common agro-industrial park between Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Kingspan Group provides innovative solution to post-harvest loss issue

A variety of goods can be stored using ColdBox, including vegetables, fruits and meat. (Image source: Kingspan Group)Kingspan, an Ireland-based company, has come up with an answer to the issue of post-harvest food loss with its cold store systems

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AfDB approves investment to boost cold storage and distribution of food in East Africa

The fund will develop and operate as many as eight cold chain operations. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an equity investment of US$10mn in the ARCH Cold Chain Solutions East Africa Fund (CCSEAF) to support the development, construction and operation of greenfield cold storage, temperature-controlled solutions and distribution facilities in East Africa

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Emergency seeds, fertiliser help Lesotho farmers deal with impact of COVID-19

The project is targeting over 56,000 households with different interventions that include homestead garden vegetable production. (Image source: Adobe Stock)The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has sent potato seeds and fertilisers to many households in Lesotho to protect agricultural livelihoods, under the project ‘Special Programme for Food Security in Response to the Impacts of COVID 19 in Lesotho’

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IoT set to overtake cloud computing as primary industry 4.0 tech in agriculture: Inmarsat research

The new research reveals that the mainstream adoption of IoT across the agricultural sector is already making a significant difference. (Image source: Adobe Stock)A new research by Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications company, revealed that investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake cloud computing, next generation security, big data analytics and other digital transformation technologies, across the agricultural sector in the near future

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