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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

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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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Patents fail to boost crop yields

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By SciDev.Net – Jan Piotrowski Policies that secure intellectual property rights (IPRs) for agricultural innovations often fail to encourage technology transfer to developing countries or increase crop yields, a study shows. “Intellectual property rights are not all they are cracked up to be,” says David Spielman, a co-author of the study and researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute, …

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SA: Farming a viable career for youth

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By – Pretoria – Rural Development and Land Reform Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini says farming should be presented as a viable career option so that youth can take up the many opportunities that exist. Speaking at an imbizo held in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria, Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini said children and youth must be taught about farming because they are …

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USAID and Partners Announce Winners of Agriculture Innovation Competition


Innovators that address global climate change, gender equity, and agriculture’s need for clean energy receive up to $2 million in funding and acceleration support. Today, Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development announced 13 new finalists for the development and expansion of game-changing, clean-energy technologies that will enable farmers and agribusinesses to increase food production and the value of …

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