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10 November

Farming of Biofortified Crops Empowers Young Female Farmers in Uganda by Angella Atero | HarvestPlus Uganda   Ruth Tugabirwe is one of fifteen young women farmers from the Rwemirokora village in Uganda who received training from HarvestPlus in early 2020. This training focused on methods of farming biofortified crops such as vitamin A-biofortified orange sweet […]

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08 November

AJ Power recently completed the commissioning of an AJ110 synchronising generating set to work in tandem with a hybrid PV/Battery system in rural Tanzania.   How the village was electrified:                                    Diagram explaining how the village was electrified   […]

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04 November

Ribbon Blenders for Industrial Mixing   by Colin Fairweather, CEO, Facet Engineering Ribbon blenders, also referred to as ribbon mixers are industrial mixing machines that are commonly used across various industries for the purpose of blending and mixing free-flowing products such as dry powders, granules, flakes, and pellets. A ribbon blender consists of a single powered […]

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11 October

“Mushrooms truly fit into all the food trends” by Marjet Lubbers FreshPlaza.com It is hard to imagine fruit and vegetable shelves without white, or even chestnut mushrooms. So, the time is ripe to introduce their more exotic cousins. In the Netherlands, exotic specialist Oakfield is working hard at that. Their dream? To see every person […]

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06 October

How Customized Irrigation Systems Add Value and Improve Crop Yields     “Every irrigation or fertigation system needs to be designed for a set of specific circumstances – there is no such thing as an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution” says Cherry Irrigation director Charles Cherry. “More and more we are seeing that in order to achieve sustainable, […]

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13 September

With agriculture being considered as one of the most important economic activities in the continent of Africa, employing two-thirds of the population and making between 20 to 60 percent of each individual country’s GDP, it comes to no surprise that there is plenty of room for innovation in this sector. Dynamic Dryers International (DDI) saw […]

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27 August

Farm Costing Solutions Simplifies Management of Farm Expenses with New Products and Features     Farm Costing Solutions (FCS), a leader in hardware and software solutions for managing farm expenses, recently introduced various upgrades to its platform. The new FCS system eliminates the need for manual paperwork by electronically recording all labour-related farm activities, including […]

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20 July

Smartphone App Tracks African Indigenous Vegetables for Improved Food Safety in Western Kenya by Sara Hendery, communications coordinator at Virginia Tech’s Center for International Research, Education and Development (CIRED).     Ever wonder what kind of journey your food went on to get to your plate? A recent smartphone app being used in Kenya is addressing how that journey […]

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20 July

Got Camel Milk? Challenges and Opportunities in Somaliland by Kaitlin Lesnick     Camel milk is a critical product for both consumers and businesses in Somaliland. Traditionally used by pastoralist households for consumption or as a gift exchanged between friends or family, it’s played an important role in providing nutrition for arid-zone populations in several […]

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20 July

VALUE4HER Initiative Influencing a Gender-Friendly Business Environment for Women in Agribusiness by Agrilinks Team     One year after incorporating her fish processing company, Zaveda Fisheries, founder and CEO Eva Ndamono Shitaala was contemplating closing it. The Namibia-based business was doing well and had gained numerous clients of their fish and shellfish products across Africa, but things […]

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