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19 January

Machinery to improve production for small-scale crop farmers Michris Janse van Rensburg has used his mechanical genius to take small-scale farming into a more productive space. Michris is a master of the hand-held implement which can do more and help the farmer ease up on his manual effort. Suddenly – so much more seems possible. […]

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15 January

Half a century of engineering solutions for Africa: Water conservation and demand management, water resilience and appropriate water solutions for water-scarce areas will be the major focus in the future of Mariswe’s Water and Sanitation consulting business. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Mariswe is a truly African civil engineering consulting company, says Louis Uys, […]

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09 January

Mozambican producer riding the wave of dried mango & coconut growth expands its fresh lines   Dried mango could have a shelf life of up to 18 months, but it’s become too popular to come close to its sell by date. Huge worldwide demand for dried mango has fuelled 25% year-on-year growth in its production […]

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09 January

Abidjan II: African Development Bank, African Union Commission, CGIAR, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Join Forces to Strengthen Africa’s Food Systems   Agreement boosts efforts to equip farmers with much-needed technologies Sharm el-Sheikh, November 14, 2022 – Four organizations have come together to strengthen Africa’s food systems. The African Development Bank, the African Union Commission (AUC), the Forum […]

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08 January

Nigeria: Bridging the knowledge gap in protected cropping     No need to reiterate how CEA offers opportunities to improve food supply and safety. The old story goes that it is more easily said than done, especially when setting up such cultivation settings. That is why Farmer Samson Ogbole and Soilless Farm Lab have embarked […]

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06 January

Angolan sausage company Sano Dia to open a new US$70M factory to cut reliance on imports ANGOLA – Sano Dia, an Angola-based private limited company, is building a new sausage and mortadella factory in the country’s capital Luanda to cut reliance on imports. The US$70 million facility is located at the Zona special economy (ZEE), […]

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06 January

Burkina Faso miller Agroserv receives US$14.5m investment to expand agro-processing plant   BURKINA FASO– Agroserv, a provider of sustainable agro-processing solutions in Burkina Faso, has received a €12.2 million (about US$14.5m) investment from social impact investor Oikocredit, impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), and lenders BIO Invest and EDFI AgriFI. Oikocredit and I&P are […]

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28 December

Inventing A Low-Cost Solution To Reduce Moldy Foods   How do you see dryness? Drying food is one way many farmers preserve their harvest, but knowing when food is dry enough to store can be difficult — and mold growth on dried foods is a pervasive problem. For farmers, mold growth can mean postharvest losses […]

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13 February

Swartland Spray Pumps Swartland Spray Pumps, located in Franschhoek, was founded in 1991 by Sarel Swart. We import machines from Teyme, spare parts and fan units from Solteka, and shears and plant thinners from Arvipo. We also developed our own RS Series Spraying Machines. Our main focus is to supply machines to farmers across Africa […]

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11 December

Cherry Irrigation: Quality that grows with care Cherry Irrigation specialises in the design and implementation of all types of agricultural irrigation systems. We are an authority on irrigation and climate control systems for the greenhouse market. Based in the Western Cape of South Africa, we proudly serve a variety of businesses, both large and small, […]

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