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The recent summit in London emphasised the new to improve rural infrastruture, increase productivity and create employment opportunities across the continent. We will further explore how the improvement of rural infrastructure will support agroinvestment in Nigeria - discussing new solutions and challenges.

Farmers TanzaniaTo respond to food losses in Africa where a large section of the population is food insecure, FAO is working with partners to reduce post-harvest loss through different programmes

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agriculture crops pixabayAn African Development Bank (AfDB) team of experts, led by Martin Fregene, director of agricultural infrastructure and Wambui Gichuri, director of water development and sanitation, visited Zambia from 23-27 July to identify businesses in the nation’s water and agriculture sectors and explore new financing opportunities for the country’s development

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cattle african farmingDr Eliud Kireger, director general of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) discussed new opportunties that have arisen in Kenya’s agricultural sector

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sesame seeds agro investment summitAround 800 farmers have been supported with four kilogrames of the sesame seeds each by Olam Nigeria Limited according to a report by Guardina Nigeria

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african female farmer agro summitThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched the world’s first web-based tool, designed to collect and share agriculture and rural development solutions implemented in developing countries

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small scale farmers agro summitIn the preface of The African Transformation Report 2017: Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, Yaw Ansu Chief Economist at ACET highlights how agriculture can lead economic transformation in many countries in Africa—if farm productivity is raised and farming is linked to manufacturing and other sectors of the economy through agroprocessing, other agriculture-based manufacturing, and finance, logistics, and other upstream and downstream services

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landAfrican governments need to identify areas of farmland and put the right infrastructure in place to encourage investment in bankable agricultural projects, it has been claimed

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Maschio Gaspardo03Maschio Gaspardo, the international group leader in the production of agriculture equipment for tillage, seeding, crop care, green maintenance and haymaking, has opened a new commercial branch in South Africa

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AgroInvestment01The Agroinvestment Summit, hosted by African Farming and Food Processing magazine, kicked off on 4 June at The Tower Hotel, London and will run until 5 June

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Digital Trade Story“We have to act now.” That was the call from Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) during the Agroinvestment Summit in London on 4 June

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Malawi MaizeThe harvest of maize in Malawi has declined by a significant 20 per cent, from 3.5 million tonnes in 2016/17 season to 2.8 million tonnes in 2017/18 farming season, according to Joseph Mwanavekha, minister of agriculture in Malawi

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Ag SuAn official in the UN's Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said agriculture would play an important role in improving economic growth in the continent

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Pals PoultryGhana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has collaborated with stakeholders to promote the development of the poultry sub-sector in the country

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illegal fiThe Chinese Ministry of Agriculture is pulling the plug on three Chinese companies conducting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa

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Abuja
Nigeria
NOVEMBER 20th -21st
2018