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    Betko at forefront with compact pre-sorter

    One of the Western Cape’s foremost apple producers has installed a state of the art pre-sorting line, supplied by GREEFA and MED Automation. The technique involves high-speed sorting of apples before they are packed or stored in a controlled atmosphere.    Wiekus Venter of MED Automation says the sizer on the farm Betko near Villiersdorp […] More

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    Going Off Grid

    Maybe you’re worried about the aging infrastructure that brings our drinking water to our homes and want to ensure the purity of the water coming out of your taps. Perhaps, like many others, you believe that this drought is not the last and you want to be able to use the water from your rainwater […] More

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    Shell reaffirms its commitment to the agri sector

    An integral part of South Africa’s economy, the agricultural sector is one which Shell sees as a fundamental part of its future plans, enabling the farmer to support themselves, their communities, and the nation as a whole. Speaking at Shell House at NAMPO 2018, Anton Niemann, General Manager Commercial Fuels and Bitumen Lubricants Sales at […] More

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    Good news for Zambian farmers: Syngenta helps farmers to grow

    The benefits of accepting a world class agro-chemical company in a developing country are numerous and valuable. Apart from the job opportunities created and the professional skills that are gained, it also plays an important role to improve agriculture. Syngenta is such a company, and under the banner of “Improving Agriculture Together”, Syngenta purchased MRI […] More

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    AgriWes bolsters agriculture with CLAAS equipment

    Efficiency and reliability – that is what farmers need in their equipment, and that is why farmers flock to the Agritech Expo in Lusaka to search for equipment that can meet their standards. AgriWes has a reputation for efficiency, reliability, integrity and customer service, and farmers could see some of the best CLAAS machines at […] More

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    AFRISEED empowers women in agriculture

    “Most of my seed growers are women because women are game changers. Once you empower women their whole family setup changes,” says Stephanie Angomwile, CEO of Stewards Globe Limited, the producers and marketers of Afriseed products. Stephanie feels very strongly about empowering women in Zambia. She says her own journey was not easy, and if […] More

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    Goscor displays best technology at NAMPO

    Quality, reliable solutions and service to the farmer are Goscor’s goals. Goscor offers farmers the benefit of only the best international mechanisation solutions, backed by expertise and the best possible service. Here are some of Goscor’s products that impressed farmers at NAMPO: Goscor cleaning equipment Goscor is the sole supplier of the reliable Italian high […] More

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    EXEO Capital backs Zambian Foods distributor

    Africa-focused private equity manager, EXEO Capital, has announced an investment of USD 6,4m into Capital Fisheries – a market-leading Zambian food distributor that specialises in the cold-chain distribution of animal proteins. Concluded at the end of April 2018, the investment was made by EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund II – a private equity fund focused on […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 029

    The foot and mouth disease outbreak in Chisamba, in the exact area where the Agritech show was held, came as a huge shock and initially put a damper on the show. Many farmers were reluctant to attend, afraid to spread the virus from or to their farms. The livestock exhibition had to be cancelled and […] More

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    NAMPO/Nation in Conversation: Inspirational women in business

    With the lead up to this year’s Nation in Conversation debates that took  place at NAMPO – from the 15th to the 18th of May – one of the sessions focused on the role of women in the agricultural sector. While it’s a well-known fact that the number of women participating in the South African […] More

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    CEO of a US Fortune 500 company, Martin Richenhagen opens AGCO Africa Headquarters in Johannesburg

    “Africa’s role is pivotal to feeding the world’s growing population and repairing the problem of global food security,” says Martin Richenhagen, President, Chairman and CEO of AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. In a keynote speech, Mr Richenhagen outlined AGCO’s vision and strategy for advancing African agricultural prosperity, […] More

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