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18 March

Successful South African Herb Farmer Knows No Boundaries by Duncan Masiwa   Adding value is the way forward in competitive business for Basil Williams (44).     Nestled between the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch and the Haweqwa Nature Reserve next to Groenberg, you’ll find the ever busy agripreneur Basil Williams tending to […]

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02 February

Power Plastics Thermal Asphalt Covers   A thermal asphalt cover is used to keep asphalt warm whilst transporting and storing temporarily so that it doesn’t solidify and become difficult to work with.  It is aimed at civil engineering and construction companies that build and maintain roads, driveways, parking lots, etc. and bitumen suppliers.     […]

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19 January

Nigeria’s Largest Egg Producer ‘Premium Poultry’ Powers its Facility with Renewable Energy by Food Business Africa News     Premium Poultry Farms, Nigeria’s largest egg producer has entered into an agreement with renewable energy supplier, Rensource Energy and Empower New Energy, an impact investment company based in Norway to install a solar photovoltaic system at […]

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19 January

“Now we can Breathe” – Designing Mechanization to Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers by Maria Jones and Timothy Harrigan     The access and use of agricultural mechanization can play a critical role in increasing farm productivity while reducing the time, labor and drudgery of agricultural production. However, agricultural mechanization (like most technologies) is not always easily […]

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19 January

How Connecting Innovators and Implementers Can Catalyze Solar Irrigation Scaling in Ghana by Joseph Isaiah Mensah     Solar power has the potential to revolutionize water use in agriculture, providing an attractive means for farmers to irrigate their crops. This is especially the case in sub-Saharan Africa, which has among the lowest electrification access in the world […]

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22 December

Cotton Offers New Income Sources For African Farmers by ITC News   Developing cotton by-products could help alleviate poverty and boost economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, a new ITC report says.     There’s more to cotton than just the fibre. Many parts of the plant that are usually thrown away can be transformed into […]

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19 December

Fungiculture and Success in Malawi by Mary Jane Maxwell     The list of agricultural problems in Malawi is long; they appear intractable — impossible to solve. However, shortening that list has consumed two young social entrepreneurs. With support from the Resolution Project and the Mastercard Foundation, they are training women and youth to start […]

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07 December

Demand for South African ‘Superfood’ Blueberries Booming by AFP     Floppy hats and face masks on, hundreds of workers carefully pick a bumper crop of blueberries on the sunny slopes of the Groenlandberg, a spur of South Africa’s Hottentots Holland Mountains.   Declared a superfood, the purplish fruit has allowed South African producers to […]

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04 December

Somalia’s Sesame Seed Farmers Prosper by Karla Christensen, Development Outreach Communications Specialist, USAID Somalia.      This post is written by Karla Christensen, Development Outreach Communications Specialist, USAID Somalia. It originally appeared as a USAID Medium post.   Cooking oil in the Middle East. Tahini in the Mediterranean. Massage oil in Asia. Perhaps a garnish for a loaf […]

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04 December

An Interview With Saani Abdulai: Growing An Agripreneur In Ghana by Herbert H. Kliegerman, iGrow News     Kliegerman interviews an emerging agripreneur in Ghana, Saani Abdulai. Abdulai explains his business model for his company, The Wave, his challenges as an agripreneur and the impact he is making in the villages in Ghana.   What […]

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