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23 May

Building Industrial Economies in Africa through Mechanization of Agriculture Hakim Karim, Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) manufacturing trainer, building threshers in Zambia in March 2020 In Kumasi, Ghana, a small group of young entrepreneurs, all in their early and mid-20s, are making agricultural mechanization available to farmers while at the same time building the Ghanian industrial […]

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14 April

FIRST BUYER IN SUDAN SINGS PRAISES OF CASE IH AXIAL-FLOW 4088 COMBINE AT DEMONSTRATION DAY Quality output and productivity highlighted by farmer/ New combine shown in action to sixty farmers/ Demo day took place in New Halfa in eastern Sudan.                              Kamal Hassan Mahmoud’s new Axial Flow 4088 […]

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05 April

Reemoon Enters the South African Apple Industry On Ametis, the Smit family farm in the eastern Free State, apples from their 75ha of orchards used to be sorted according to weight, with grading done by human eye until three years ago, when Henri Smit decided to move over to optically sorting fruit. His choice fell […]

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31 March

Opening of Chinese market for Kenyan avocados is well timed Magdaline Kamau – Mofarm Exporters Beginning of March 2022, the Kenya avocado industry received a welcome boost from the Chinese market granting access to its fresh avocados. “We are hoping that we will be able to export to this new market within the 2022 season […]

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16 March

Every year the Lowveld gold kiwi crop gains in mass Malcolm Deacon – Gold Tree Farms   The gold kiwi harvest at Gold Tree Farms ended in the last week of February 2022 in White River, Mpumalanga, with two containers that were shipped to France beginning of March, says Malcolm Deacon, managing director of Gold […]

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15 March

Stella Rasmussen on the production of sugar snaps and other products in Kenya: “This year, we will build new farms that will allow us to increase our production power” “We will be building new company-owned facilities this year to increase our production capacity,” Stella Rasmussen, managing director of the Meerbusch-based company of the same name, […]

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28 February

AgDevCo secures $90m of DFI funding to further invest in African agribusinesses to deliver jobs, incomes, and food $50m of equity from the UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group, soon to be renamed British International Investment $20m of equity from the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, Norfund; and $20m of senior debt from U.S. […]

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23 February

Warren Bam: “Organic table grape farming rewarding but challenging” UK and Europe eagerly waiting for organic table grapes from South Africa The first organic table grapes for the season from Warren Bam’s, WCB Farming in South Africa is expected to arrive in week 7 in the UK and Europe. His receivers in the UK and […]

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14 February

Creating a Borderless Agribusiness Space in Uganda and Across East Africa Charles Bwanika is a new generation social entrepreneur, passionate about undertaking positive challenges to bring about positive impact people’s lives he’s a seasoned child rights activist, experienced and qualified Community development expert with aBA in Development Studies (BDS) and a Diploma in Community Psychology […]

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10 February

Partnering with small-scale farmers through revenue-sharing alternative to aid by Adrian Raisbeck – mbora On the southeastern shore of Lake Malawi, a project called mbora is proving itself an alternative to aid dependency in rural African communities, says project founder Adrian Raisbeck. “mbora has formed two groups of predominantly women smallholder farmers working solar irrigated […]

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