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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Agro-Processing Companies to Showcase Products in Iran

The exhibition is organised collaboratively by the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran and the Iran International Exhibitions Company

South African companies in the agro-processing sector are showcasing their products at the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair taking place in Tehran, Iran. All participating companies received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry's (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The exhibition is organised…

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    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Aisha Isa; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe, and Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Olakunle Alake; Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Yabawa Lawan Wabi; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Yabawa Lawan Wabi; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
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Source: Dangote Group |

Gateway Trade Fair: OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration...As Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices

A statement from Corporate Communications Unit of Dangote Group, said the fair has become a veritable venue for introduction of new innovations to Dangote products

The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians. President…

Source: AGCO Corporation |

AGCO reaffirms further commitment to Challenger farm machinery brand in Africa

Challenger’s product offering includes high-performance tracked tractors and sprayers built by AGCO in North America for the African market

AGCO (www.AGCOcorp.com), Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, is to further develop its Challenger farm machinery business in Africa as part of the Company’s global strategy for this leading brand. Challenger’s product offering includes high-performance tracked tractors and sprayers built by AGCO…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Swaziland and FAO sign Country Programming Framework

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Kingdom of Swaziland have signed a five-year $19 million Country Programming Framework (CPF). The document defines the following priorities for collaboration and the outcomes to be achieved between 2016 and 2020: food and nutrition security; market–led agricultural production and processing; and…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Open letter to media "As a journalist you can make a difference! Call to Action to End Famine"

As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017

To journalists and representatives of the media As a journalist you are valuable, and you can make a difference by depicting the situation in the world in 2017. Both local and global are equally important. Thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for being a journalist and…

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    • (L-R) Godfried Heydenrych - CEO BHBW Southern Africa, Roland Schuler - Member of the Management Board BHBW, Hon. Amadou Coulibaly Minister of Agriculture Ivory Coast, Hon. Senzeni Zokwana - Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa, Gary Collar Senior Vice President AGCO Corporation Asia Pacific and Africa, Nuradin Osman - Vice President and General Manager Africa AGCO Corporation
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Source: AGCO Corporation |

Fendt tractors launch in South Africa at NAMPO 2017

As a high-tech agricultural machine manufacturer, Fendt also offers a fully integrated track guidance system as standard for all tractor series from 100 hp, so that farmers can also reap all the economic benefits

On 16 May 2017, the official launch of Fendt (www.Fendt.com) machines in Africa will take place at the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville, South Africa. Four tractors from the high-tech brand Fendt will be introduced into the South African market.  “We are delighted to launch our machines at South Africa’s…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs US$ 450 Million Socioeconomics Development Framework Agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso

ITFC has provided over US$ 770 million since inception in 2008, in favour of Burkina Faso

On the side-lines of the Islamic Development (IDB) Group 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors held in Jeddah during the period from 14th to 18th of May 2017, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org) has signed a three-years US$ 450 million socioeconomic development framework agreement with…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Water Management is Key to Sustainable Development and Stability in the Middle East and North Africa

World Bank and FAO join forces to support urgent action on regional water and food security

The importance of water management for sustainable development and stability in the Middle East and North Africa is at the heart of the League of Arab States’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals which opened in Cairo yesterday.  The World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide

Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Zambia’s peasants at risk of becoming squatters on their own land – UN expert warns

During her ten-day visit, the expert met, among others, senior Government officials, representatives from the UN system, civil society members, traditional leaders and communities in various locations throughout the country

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 as Zambia is turned into Southern Africa’s food basket.   “The push to turn commercial large-scale agricultural into a driving engine of…