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08 July

Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programme Nespresso has introduced Amaha awe Uganda, ‘Hope of Uganda’, a new and seasonal coffee from the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda made possible through the company’s Reviving Origins programme. Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under […]

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07 July

Farmers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia Adopt Agriculture Technologies to Improve Yield, Efficiency LILONGWE, March 2, 2020 – For the past three years, Aubrey Kabudula, a farmer from Maseya Village, has been growing rice, maize and beans using alternate furrow irrigation. With this technique—where half of the plant root is irrigated while the other half is in dry soil—he […]

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07 July

Community forestry can work, but plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo show what’s missing The Congo river basin spans six central African countries: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. It is known as “Africa’s lung” because it hosts the world’s second-largest tropical forest. It covers […]

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07 July

Perspectives on the latest African Aquaculture Statistics by Aquaculture Innovations Global aquaculture production is soaring with more seafood farmed each year since 2013 than is harvested from the wild (Figure 1).  In 2018 the aquaculture industry produced in excess of 114 million tons of aquaculture products globally, valued at more than $263bn!  A massive industry […]

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06 July

Milling and Winning with the MM1500 by Maizemasters  Whether you want to buy a mill to add value to an existing operation or start a completely new business – Maize Master can assist in all your milling needs. The MM1500 mill by Maize Master has an input of 1.5-tonne maize and produces grits. Yellow and white maize […]

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06 July

Tanzania to introduce new grape varieties to boost wine production by Xinhua The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) said on Sunday plans were afoot to introduce 13 new grape varieties from South Africa to boost production of wine in the country. “The new grape varieties will also improve the country’s production of grapes,” said Cornel Massawe, […]

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06 July

COVID-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system The World Food Programme has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause one of the worst food crises since World War II. It predicts a doubling of the number of people going hungry – more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. While wealthier people stay inside and practise physical distancing, the […]

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03 July

  Agri Equipment Showcase No 1/20 We bring you the best Equipment from Africa for Africa! AGRICO Tractors: Built in Africa for Africa AGRICO is the only indigenous tractor manufacturer in Africa and have already produced more than 700 tractors locally. Agrico tractors are robust, easy to maintain and excellent value for money! READ MORE DOWNLOAD BROCHURE […]

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03 July

How sensors and big data can help cut food wastage Modern farming has evolved by adopting technical advances such as machines for ploughing and harvesting, controlled irrigation, fertilisers, pesticides, crop breeding and genetics research. These have helped farmers to produce large crops of good quality in a fairly predictable way. But there’s still progress to be […]

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03 July

How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. But nowadays many countries’ electricity grids are strongly […]

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