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    Elita Choctaw Zimbabwe is eyeing expansion of exports of value added agricultural produce as the country takes advantage of trade opportunities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to grow the economy, create more jobs, entrench entrepreneurship and sharpen innovation along various agriculture and food value chains. This comes as the UAE has expressed interest in ...
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    A €3-million loan to United Exports will help to support growth, exports and jobs in South Africa’s blueberry industry. South Africa’s Western Cape Department of Agriculture estimates that the country’s blueberry sector employs 5 700 people. The fruit is an increasingly important product for South Africa, with production climbing to 18 000 t in 2019/20 ...
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    Sean McCree, Product Management Manager, ABB Motion Traditional water and wastewater utility systems weren’t built for the dramatically changing stresses of climate change and rapid urbanisation. Therefore, the risk that ageing infrastructure brings – both in terms of potential failure and poor environmental compliance – is a key concern for water utilities around the world. ...
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    By: Renay Tandy 29 January 2021: Downtime, consequential damage, reduced lifespan, poor performance and safety are just some of the dangers of using counterfeit bearings, which are increasingly prevalent across South African industry, warns Andrew Altree, Product Manager at leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Major bearing brands distributed by BI included are FAG and INA. ...
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    Participants at the launch ceremony of the inaugural cohort of the One Planet Fellowship held in Nairobi Kenya in September 2019/Image:AWARDS 28th January 2021: Investing in the next generation of African scientists, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is pleased to announce that the call for third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship ...
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    Combining New Holland’s global expertise with Direkçi Group’s knowledge of the Nigerian market will help accelerate progress in the nation’s important agricultural sector.  New Holland Agriculture has appointed Direkçi Group as its distributor in Nigeria. This new partnership brings a broad range of mechanized solutions to help improve productivity in one of the country’s most ...
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    By Sylivester Domasa in Dodoma THE government has said it is exploring more markets of tobacco in Middle East, Northern Africa and Eastern Asia. Despite dramatic declines in smoking, the tobacco industry remains the largest provider of foreign currency in the country with an annual return of $265m. Minister for Agriculture, Prof Adolf Mkenda, told ...
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    Peter Setou :Chief Executive of the Vumelana Advisory By Peter Setou 27 January 2021: Land Reform – 2020 marked exactly 368 years since the displacement of indigenous people from their land following the colonisation of the country by the Dutch in 1652, and later the English and the Afrikaner nationalists. Since then, the restitution of ...
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    NAIROBI, (Xinhua) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his government’s commitment to implementing global climate change adaptation initiatives. Kenyatta called for concerted global efforts in addressing climate change saying, like COVID-19, the challenge is a reality that the world must confront urgently. “Kenya commits to implement the adaptation action agenda; but we can only ...
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    SA’s first organic pollinator programme launched The South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO) in collaboration with the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) South Africa (SA) has launched South Africa’s first Ecological Organic Agriculture Pollinator programme. This programme is training 20 people to set up PGSs throughout South Africa that will help build more connected local food ...