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14th January 2022
VIV MEA 2021 ends on a successful note VIV MEA 2021 ends on a successful note

YBM, a private avocado oil processing company, has become operational within the state-owned Yirgalem Agro-processing Park in Southern region of Ethiopia

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 Aviagen gets into a joint venture with Ross Breeders Zambia Aviagen gets into a joint venture with Ross Breeders Zambia

Aviagen, along with its regional distributor, Ross Breeders Zambia, is continuing to invest in the African region to enhance its developing supply chain and its ‘global reach, local touch' strategy, with the creation of Ross Central Africa Limited based in Zambia

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A look into global meat consumption trends A look into global meat consumption trends

A recent study has analysed data from countries to see which ones have increased or decreased their consumption of meat

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John Deere unveils fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022 John Deere unveils fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022

John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor ready for large-scale production at CES 2022, a global tech event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

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 Norway commits US$5mn to help small-scale aquaculture farmers in East Africa Norway commits US$5mn to help small-scale aquaculture farmers in East Africa

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) will provide US$5mn to increase the incomes and build resilience of small aquaculture farmers in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania

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 Climate-resilient wild coffee populations discovered in Uganda Climate-resilient wild coffee populations discovered in Uganda

A team of Ugandan, Dutch and French scientists has discovered populations of potentially drought-resistant, high-quality wild coffees in Uganda

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 Pork industry to become more efficient in 2022? Pork industry to become more efficient in 2022?

Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South African Pork Producers' Organisation, said with profit margins under pressure, many smaller pig farmers will leave the industry, while bigger farmers will consolidate and become more efficient

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 Tackling impacts of drought through climate-smart agriculture practices and tools Tackling impacts of drought through climate-smart agriculture practices and tools

The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) desert locust response programme is supporting rural farming households in Somaliland to address acute food insecurity in rural areas, combining generous funding from Sweden and that from other resource partners

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 Poultry farming training helps communities in East Sudan achieve food security Poultry farming training helps communities in East Sudan achieve food security

Communities in East Sudan have been introduced to poultry farming and educated on the nutritional benefits of eggs which are not traditionally consumed in this region

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Agricultural production gets a boost in Somaliland Agricultural production gets a boost in Somaliland

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has built two training greenhouses with irrigation systems and provided necessary equipment for the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland

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FAO and Finland come together for better monitoring of forest resources FAO and Finland come together for better monitoring of forest resources

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Finland signed an agreement to improve the capacity of countries in forest resources and data management, especially in Africa

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Small abattoirs important for transition to sustainable farming Small abattoirs important for transition to sustainable farming

Small abattoirs were the focus at Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), with an expert panel including Defra, farmers, abattoir owners and campaigners

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Conservation farming: A story of hope, pride and success Conservation farming: A story of hope, pride and success

First Quantum's conservation farming programme has become a model for sustainable agriculture for farmers in Zambia and beyond. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Farming

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Investing in sustainable food-tech for Asia Investing in sustainable food-tech for Asia

Temasek establishes the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform to accelerate the commercialisation of sustainable foods in Asia. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Far Eastern Agriculture

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