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South Sudan: 32,000 families receive seeds for planting across the country


More than 370,000 kilograms of seeds for the planting season have been distributed across the country by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Across the areas most affected by either drought or violence,nearly 32,000 South Sudanese families received the seeds. The typical seed distribution package included 5 kilograms of sorghum seeds, 5 kilograms of maize seeds as well as …

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The future for Africa is in transforming agriculture, forum hears


The importance of agriculture and agribusiness in unlocking shared prosperity in Africa was the subject of a high level panel of African leaders who addressed the Grow Africa Investment Forum held as part of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) in Kigali this week. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank emphasised that to achieve this, investments in …

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SA: Government on drought awareness drive

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana

By – Pretoria- The current drought, desertification and land degradation were the issues discussed when Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana visited the community of Sterksruit in the Eastern Cape recently. Friday’s visit saw Ministers Molewa and Zokwana as well as Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi heighten public awareness about desertification, land degradation …

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Agri-parks will help your farmers

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By Gabi Khumalo – Making a living in farming is not easy. For many small scale farmers, commercial farming is hard. For small farmers wanting to make a living in the sector, the challenges can almost seem insurmountable. Many small farmers fail due to lack of support, education and the necessary skills that are needed to make commercial farming a …

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AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Discusses New Initiatives for Advancing Nutrition in Agriculture and Food Systems


Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Her Excellency Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace met with the Director of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, Professor Sandy Thomas at Mövenpick Hotel in Accra, Ghana, ahead of the 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, taking place in Accra from 12th to 15th April 2016. The Global Panel is a …

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Massey Ferguson launches new implement range at Vision of the Future Africa

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Massey Ferguson (, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) (, is proud to announce that it can now offer its customers a ‘one stop shop’ for all their machinery requirements by selling a complete range of MF Implements which provide a perfect fit with any Massey Ferguson tractor from 35 to 130 hp. This new Massey Ferguson line consists of …

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12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform


“Innovative Financing and Renewed Partnerships to accelerate CAADP Implementation” What: The 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting is an annual continental forum which brings together stakeholders in African agriculture and food security. CAADP aims to address challenges in order to consolidate and accelerate progress towards agricultural transformation in Africa. Date: April 12-14, 2016 Who: Organised by …

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Global Shea Alliance Conference to Feature President Mahama, Agriculture And Trade Ministers, and More


More than 400 individuals representing all levels of the shea industry will gather in Accra, Ghana from March 21 to 23 for Shea 2016: Enhancing Farm Value, an annual international conference hosted by the Global Shea Alliance with support from USAID. This year’s conference highlights the role that the shea industry plays in improving food security and climate-friendly agriculture and …

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Uganda awards H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for rural economy and agriculture a medal

Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for outstanding Women in Uganda. Tumusiime’s award was presented by Ugandan President H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni himself during the International Women’s Day Cerebrations held at Kololo Independence Grounds. Commissioner Tumusiime is among the few Ugandan Women recognized by the Ugandan …

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The Project for the Construction of Agriculture and Fishery Processing Factory for the Community Empowerment within the Marenga fishing village


The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. The Ground Breaking Ceremony of a GGP project “The Project for the Construction of Agriculture and Fishery Processing Factory for the Community Empowerment within the Marenga fishing village” was held in Budalangi, Bunyala, Busia County on …

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