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Farm Mechanization Urged to Help Transform African Agribusiness

AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Zambia Hosts AGCO-Sponsored Future Farm Forum for Young Agripreneurs

Delegates from 11 countries recently attended the the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions’ (SACAU) Young Agripreneurs Forum to its Future Farm in Zambia for an in-depth three-day programme covering the business of agriculture and effective deployment of the latest equipment.

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

Inaugural Meeting of AfricaTechNet Gathers CTOs of Africa Cities and Territories

With a focus on how to help Africa to work together better as well as specifically to help African cities get access to climate finance funds, the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

U.S. Funds New Energy Development Options in Zambia

During last week's Africa Energy Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency made two moves to further electricity options in Zambia. One was for a grant regarding mini electrical grid development, and the second was for a new wind power project.

African Companies Need to Do More to Improve 'Digital IQ'

Most organizations need to do more to keep up with the digital era, and African companies match their global peers in what London-based consultancy PwC calls 'Digital IQ'. A new report show only 52% of African companies rate their Digital IQ as strong (with a score of 70% or greater on a detailed metric).

Zambian Peasants Could Become 'Squatters on Their Own Land'

As Zambia becomes more known as the food basket for Southern Africa, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, today cautioned that many Zambian peasants are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land.

Syngenta Reaches Out to Smallholder Farmers in Zamiba

Swiss-based Syngenta, a GMO seed provider, is looking to help smallholder farmers in Zambia gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers.

Fishing, Entrepreneurship and A Way Out of Poverty in Zambia

The Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Zambia's Senanga district recently won the first prize in Zambia from the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) group. Its treasurer, Ivy Nyambe Inonge, is excited about what the $5,000 award could do for her group and potentially the whole Mbeta Island community.

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