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29 October

Will New Solar Powered Irrigation Scheme End Farmers’ Woes? by Michel Nkurunziza     On a semi-arid 10 hectares in Kiramuruzi Sector in Gatsibo District, women and men are harvesting healthy onions and cabbages. For them, it is the first time they harvest such yields during Agricultural season C that usually face drought. The vegetable […]

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29 October

Ethiopia to Develop National Lab, Research, Training Center to Boost Product Quality     ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia is seeking to establish the first national research, laboratory and training centre for dairy, honey, meat and animal feed products in Bishoftu, Oromia Regional State. The Institute will be the primary centre for research, development and innovations, in addition […]

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29 October

30mil Households in Kenya to Gain From Smart Farming Plan by Elizabeth Kivuva     Microsoft has signed a partnership with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions that will see 30 million farming households enjoy food security and improve agribusiness. The deal through Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative will support Agra’s […]

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29 October

Ethiopia: Integrated System to Increase Production and Productivity in Agricultural Sector by Mussa Muhammed     “Ethiopia is working hard to strengthen its agricultural production and productivity,” said Ministry of Agriculture. Since the implementation of the country’s rural agriculture-centric development policy and strategy, many changes have been taking place as most pastoralists and farmers have […]

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28 October

Modern Technologies Will Transform Agriculture, Kagame Says By Julius Bizimungu     President Paul Kagame has emphasized the need to invest in modern technologies as one of key metrics to drive Africa’s agricultural sector and agribusiness activities. He was speaking during a Presidential Panel at the just-concluded African Green Revolution Forum 2020, hosted by Rwanda. […]

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28 October

Radical Change as Nation Woos Investors to Boost Crop, Livestock, Fisheries Value Chain by Daily News     TANZANIA is poised for radical change as the government has invited international investors to invest in projects that will add value to such key sectors as crop, livestock and fisheries to support an improved and friendly investment […]

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28 October

Kenya’s Grain Basket Moves To Wean Itself From Cereals by Wycliff Kipsang   Farmers in the North Rift, Kenya’s grain basket, are moving away from overreliance on maize and other cereals and are embracing a diversity of crops in a bid to boost their livelihoods. In Uasin Gishu County alone, more than 800 farmers already […]

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28 October

AGRF 2020 Concludes With Call For Greater Focus On Urban Food Markets by EABW Editor   The 10th edition of the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali Rwanda, saw heads of state, government ministers, civil society, and business leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the […]

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28 October

Number Two Piggeries – Chalala Pig Farms by Lemco Group     LEMCO Structural Steel Construction Project: Chalala Farms, part of the Number Two Piggeries company, is situated in Malmesbury and is the largest and most successful piggery businesses in Africa. LEMCO was awarded with the design and supply of the steel construction for Number Two Piggeries, Chalala […]

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28 October

Why PPE In Agriculture? by Jacqui Parsons, Basson Workwear     Knowing the responsibilities of employers and employees, having the correct personal protective equipment and workwear is of paramount importance. Workwear has to not only comply with safety standard regulations, but must also be appropriate for the specific industry. Personal protective equipment must be efficient […]

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