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Conservation Agriculture The way to go in Namibia

Grain storage Protecting cereal grain


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Contents January/February 2013

News and Events


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A topical digest of news, views and events including Farmers’ Calendar. Livestock

East Coast fever vaccine launched


Conservation Agriculture


The way to go in Namibia

Could probiotics have an impact on lameness in poultry production? Fowl deeds in Madagascar - community chicken farming, helping nutrition and nature


Grain storage Protecting cereal grain




East coast fever vaccine


A vet on a team in Madagascar working with the Newcastle Disease project trying to identify problems afflicting livestock. Courtesy Chris Golden.



A vaccine has recently been launched to control East Coast fever.


Ghana’s best farmer of 2012 talks to African Farming



A horticultural powerhouse, Kenya’s fertile soil, elevation and climate have made the country a major supplier of flowers to Europe and the Middle East,

Seed Selection


African farmers select seeds for their needs.

Conservation Agriculture

26 A chicken showing classical head drooping symptoms of Newcastle Disease.

In light of the adverse effects of climate change, the logical route for Namibia is to embark on adaptation strategies or to practise conservation agriculture.

Planting and Seeding


One of the top priorities is to reduce the cost of crop establishment and this has become a major influence on the type of drill used on many farms.

Grain Storage


What’s in store for post-harvest cereal grain.

Agricultural Buyers’ Guide


Our annual Buyers’ Guide to the suppliers of agricultural equipment and ser vices and their agents.

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Farming Calendar

Africa’s Big 7 targets food and beverage market

February 24-28 SIMA-SIMAGENA


March 13-15 2013 Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer Conference and Exhibition 13-15 VIV Asia 2013 19-20 3rd Commercial Farm Africa 20-22 Hortiflora Ethiopia 26-28 AGRA Middle East



28-30 Ethiopia Poultry Expo


28-30 Afri Green Expo


April 4-7


16-18 2nd Cool Logistics Africa Conference


May 14-17 NAMPO Harvest Day


24-26 17th FOODAGRO 2013


29-30 AVI Africa


June 5-7 6-8

IFTEX 2013 AGRENA 2013

30-2 July AB7 2013


Symposium on new ways in weed control research INCREASED RESEARCH IN weed control is urgently required now to address the severe agricultural problems of today and tomorrow. This was a fundamental consensus among all participants of a two-day symposium in Frankfurt and Monheim organised by Bayer CropScience. 16 renowned external participants, among them the Nobel Prize-winners in Chemistry Professor Robert Huber and Professor Hartmut Michel, discussed possible solutions and ways forward with some 40 experts from Bayer CropScience. As Professor Willmitzer stressed in his presentation of the results, “The need for new herbicides with alternative modes of action and/or resistance breaking capabilities is more urgent than ever.”

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AFRICA’S BURGEONING MIDDLE class population is going to be the biggest trade opportunity for the world’s food and beverage industry over the next two decades. So says John Thomson, managing director of Exhibition Management Services, organiser of Africa’s Big Seven (AB7), the largest food and beverage trade show on the African continent. AB7 2013 takes place from 30 June to 2 July at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. “From agribusiness and food processing to food retailing, the food service industry and the fast food phenomenon, Africa is already providing a thriving market for companies operating in these sectors,” adds Thomson. The seven-in-one food and beverage trade show has proven to be a versatile and effective international platform for tapping into the African market and promoting trade with the rest of the world. The 2012 event attracted 8,730 buyers from 53 countries, of which 23 were from the continent. What makes the expo unique is its co-location with the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), a major retail trade show. Together, they form the biggest single event of its kind in Africa.

South Africa to host agriculture policy in Africa conference SOUTH AFRICA WILL, from 18 to 20 March 2013, host an international conference focusing on the political economy of agricultural policy in Africa. The conference will look at what makes African governments invest in agriculture. The Future Agricultures conference brings together key figures from research, politics, donor organisations and civil society to ask: ● What motivates African governments to invest in different kinds of agricultural development? ● What influence do domestic politics, external donors and panAfrican networks have? ● How successful can civil society and social movements be in pushing for more pro-poor agricultural policy in Africa? The conference is co-hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). According to the organisers, agricultural development is back at the top of the development agenda in Africa. Ten years ago, the Maputo Declaration committed African governments to substantial increases in investment. Since then, 23 countries have completed country investment plans as part of the African Union’s Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP). The flow of funds from donors has also risen. Much of this renewed attention to African agriculture has focused on the technical aspects of stimulating agricultural production and productivity. Yet many of the key blockages to realising ambitious development goals lie in political and institutional issues. There has been much less attention paid to the issue of the politics of agricultural policy making, according to the organisers. “This conference aims to shine a light on these politics and what they mean for the future of agriculture in Africa,” according to the organisers.

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Chief Industries commissions cleaning and drying plants in Uganda CHIEF UK LTD has just commissioned a maize cleaning and storage plant just outside Kampala and is in the process of supplying a maize cleaning and drying plant 400km west of the city. Chief has been working closely with a well- known silo erector based in South Africa, who has good contacts with many customers in Uganda and the rest of Africa. The WFP (World Food Programme) is driving the investment into new and modern maize cleaning, drying and storage plants in Uganda. By demanding greater quantity in the maize that it purchases, the Uganda government is able to promote more sales onto the international market. Both sites were developed with close co-operation between Chief and the end customer, resulting in the most cost-effective solutions. Chief worked through many different layouts to find the one which best matches both the customer’s requirements and fits the available space on each site. The first cleaning and storage plant was designed to be as flexible as

possible cleaning a variety of grains, which include wheat, barley, soya beans, beans and maize. The product is brought to site in 50kg sacks, which are manually emptied into a gravity intake pit. Product then flows through a 60 tph bucket elevator to a Turner GP85-1 deck precleaner with aspiration (the capacity of the pre-cleaner is rated higher because incoming grain is very contaminated). Once cleaned, the grain goes through another 60 tph bucket elevator filling a 314 tonne Chief hopper silo (model CIEH8-15). The hopper silo is emptied into an existing storage shed using a 40tph chain conveyor. The shed itself is unloaded using existing equipment in two silos. Both silos are unloaded by a 15 tph bucket elevator, each of which loads another Turner GP85-2 two deck cleaner. The end product is bagged off in 50kg sacks, straight out of the cleaner. The second site was split up into three stages; the first stage is to setup a drying and cleaning plant consisting of an intake 40 tph bucket elevator loading a Marot PN1002VP drum cleaner which gravity feeds a second Marot EAC502VP drum cleaner with aspiration between the two of them. A Chief 147 tonne buffer hopper silo (model CIEH 710) is used to reduce the flow down to maximum of 20tph. The 11tph Chief dryer (model CD6/24) comes next to reduce the moisture of the maize from 18 to 13 per cent at a maximum hot air temperature of 90°C by a Weishaupt direct fired three-stage oil burner. The Dryer is unloaded into a locally made five tonne buffer hopper to smooth out the flow, ready for the last cleaning stage, consisting of a Turner GP85-2 two deck cleaner/sieve unit and, lastly, a Marot gravity separator TD6. All the equipment is controlled and operated by using an add-on panel linked to the PLC and touch screen supplied as standard with the all Chief dryers. Stage two and three is all about adding storage to the site with four 1031tonne Chief silos (model CIE15-10). Each stage will consist of two silos with catwalks, access ladders, aeration systems and all the handling equipment to fill and empty the silos. Allowance has been made for the possibility to extend the silos up Z ZZZZDOYDQEODQFKFRXN H HLQIR#DOYDQEODQFKFRXN to 2,500 tonnes in the future.

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African water facility grant helps Kenyan pastoralists AN ESTIMATED 150,000 people from pastoral communities, including students and teachers from six schools based in Kenya’s Baringo, Kiambu West and Laikipia districts, are to benefit from a US$920,000 grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB). “The goal of this project is to contribute to the mainstreaming of rainwater harvesting and management in response to rural development challenges posed by climate in drought -rone regions,” said Gabriel Negatu, AfDB’s East Africa Regional Director, shortly after signing the grant agreement. “The project also perfectly aligns with Kenya’s objective to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for water supply and sanitation.” The grant will support a Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA) pilot programme designed to help communities build resilience to droughts and adapt to climate change through Integrated Rainwater Harvesting Management (IRHM), with potential for greater reach in the Horn of Africa. More specifically, the AWF grant will be used to finance the implementation of various activities in Kenya’s three semi-arid districts,










The programme is designed to help communities build resilience to droughts such as this.

including RHM infrastructure development for domestic and productive use; the utilisation of complementary water harvesting technologies to improve livelihoods and generate income; knowledge sharing between community members; and policy advocacy based on tangible benefits and impacts to encourage government and development partners to scale up at national and regional levels. “This project promises to help some of the most vulnerable and isolated communities better manage rainwater to reduce the known severe water stress experienced in the drylands and to achieve water security,” said Akissa Bahri, Co-ordinator of the African








Water Facility. “We hope the results will serve as a reference for governments to scale up to reach more communities and improve their lives and livelihoods.” Details of the project’s activities involve: ● Improving water storage by installing roof catchment tanks, farm ponds and earth dams; ● Raising awareness in the communities on rainwater harvesting techniques to cope with extreme water, hygiene and sanitation conditions; ● Promoting an improved water management model for increased yields and crop diversification; ● Applying watershed conservation and rangeland rehabilitation to minimize conflict over water; ● Building capacity at community level and assessing national policies for pro-poor reforms. The Kenya project is one of six case studies conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda designed to evaluate the performance of rainwater harvesting systems in the region with the aim of promoting “best practices” in water management for improving water supply and food security.




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Ugandan hot pepper facility provides new markets for growers A NEW HOT pepper processing facility has opened in Entebbe, Uganda, targeting northern growers for supplies. This will ensure new market opportunities for growers in the North, who will be expected to cultivate and dry the pepper to sell it to the company for processing. Farmers will be brought into the project via the North East Chilli Producers Association. According to NECPA Chairperson Helen Acham, the association has over 466 associations of pepper producers, with each group comprising of about 13-60 members. “We hope the plant [Arilio] will help us provide the market for the farmers in the near future. The market for our product is a key issue,” Acham said. Ohisalo says they are likely to buy pepper at Shs7, 000 (US$2.63 US) a kilogram from NECPA. But NECPA buys from farmers who are not in the groups at a farm-gate price of Shs 5,500 per kg. Group members earn Shs 6,000 per kg. The end result will be exported to the US as well as certain EU markets, such as Finland.

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New mobile service could enhance farming operations A NEW INFORMATION platform for farmers could help increase food productivity and improve sales in the agricultural sector across parts of Africa. According to Mercy Corps, the financiers behind the US$3mn AgriFin mobile project in Zimbabwe and Uganda, smallholder farmers would be able to raise their productivity by improving their access to vital information. “Access to mobile phone networks is growing dramatically in rural areas of developing countries,” said Leesa Shrader, senior director of Financial Innovations at Mercy Corps. “We want to use the phone as a powerful channel of communication to access vital and up-to-date market and financial services information.” The three-year pilot project will attempt to bring together all the essential agricultural production and financial information on SMS-based platforms for the benefit of rural and small farming operations. Stephen Musoke, AgriFin Mobile programme coordinator in Uganda, said Agrilife would provide financing for vital information such as as farmers' financial and supply chain data, and their production capabilities. “This is just the first step. Now we need to get the farmers and other relationships onboard, including the input dealers. We need to gain access to their production relationships to make the farmer the boss,” explained Musoke.

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Livestock breeding centres on the cards THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT is to establish about 1,400 livestock breeding centres across the country to double the current cattle production and sustain the livestock sector. According to Agriculture and Livestock director in charge of livestock Benson Mwenya, the implementation of the projects would commence during the first quarter of this year. This will be carried out using World Bank funds received recently for the improvement of livestock productivity in the country. Dr. Mwenya was speaking in Lusaka recently at the National Annual Dairy Forum.

The funds would be used inter alia to improve farmers' access to advisory, extension services and also help in strengthening capacity of the sector and overall infrastructure development. To further the use of improved technology in the sector, the ministry would also create satellite artificial insemination centres across the country. This would help farmers to access quality semen for the production of standard animals. "We are encouraging artificial insemination, so that farmers will get to produce good animal breeds because the semen is from good recommended bulls and we will ensure that the service is readily

available to farmers," he elaborated. Over 10,000 stalls of semen have already been packaged at the insemination centre in Mazabuka, southern Zambia. Nawa Mutumweno

2013 range of Master Driers introduced THE 2013 RANGE of Master Driers, which incorporate a range of new features, have been unveiled by Master Farm Services Master Farm Services has introduced New Age Technology, which can be personalised to meet individual requirements, with capacities 10 to 45 tonnes. According to the company, the new operating systems feature both electric and PTO driven driers. The programmes provide full Automatic Mastermatic Touch Screen Control System with

manual override, all of which allows the crop to be dried to meet individual requirements. Electric Drive models, operated by a small Siemens Computer Unit with Touch Button controls, are increasing in popularity. All the models have a '3 Stage Burner' which has three fuel nozzles that work in any sequence to give a wide choice of temperatures without having to change the fuel jet. Master Driers aims to offer efficient drying and simplified operation with manual or automatic programmes, the company said.

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Rotating debris out of irrigation water AMERICAN FARMER BOB Wietharn had a real problem. Like many farmers, he irrigated from a river so shallow that he could usually wade across it. The nozzles of his centre pivots kept clogging up with debris sucked up through the system. Cottonwood fuzz was the worst offender, and a screen over the pump inlet that prevented sticks from entering would then clog up with cottonwood fuzz. Conversely, a screen large enough to let the fuzz through also allowed larger debris through, leading to frustrating hours of cleaning nozzles and filters. Bob faced the tough choice: either quit irrigating, or design some type of self-cleaning device to fit onto the suction inlet. The answer was the Riverscreen: a rotating water-driven selfcleaning screen that dependably delivers good water from water as shallow as 100mm. Bob developed and built a prototype and it worked flawlessly. Neighbours heard of it and also wanted to try it. The Riversceen was born and a highly successful manufacturing and distribution enterprise based in Kansas, USA ensured. Today Riverscreen is available in almost every state in the United States and in 15 countries around the world, now including South Africa. Riverscreen is a water-driven rotating self-cleaning screen that dependably delivers good water from as little as 100mm in depth, solving the problem of reliably drawing clean water for centre pivot irrigation from a river or canal. It is designed and built for shallow water pumping and prevents sand, leaves and other debris in the water source from getting into and clogging filters, reducing maintenance and operational costs. A #8 304 stainless steel mesh is standard on all Riverscreen units, with other sizes available on request. Other specifications include screen drums from 40,5cm x

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Riverscreen is now available in South Africa, solving the problem of reliably drawing clean water from a river.

61cm to 81cm x 122cm, and a light but sturdy aluminium frame pontoons that enable the Riverscreen to float on and rise and fall with the water surface Different models – 10 cm, 15cm, 20cm, 25cm and 30cm –fit different suction lines. An optional power drive that requires a flow of only 23 /min keeps the drum turning even in a slow moving current or in still water, as in the case of a sewage farm. The optional lifting boom is galvanised for long life. It has a heavy duty 15cm diameter upright main pipe, a trussed boom for greater strength, a brake winch for easy operation and a quick latch hook for easy hook-up.

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FAO to invest in Equatorial Guinea poultry farming THE GOVERNMENT OF the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have signed an agreement that calls for the FAO to invest US$3mn over three years to develop poultry farming in rural Equatorial Guinea. This investment is part of the government's efforts to develop the country's agricultural sector and create income-generating activities in rural and urban areas. The goal of the government and the FAO is to develop a family-based poultry industry that employs modern practices. The programme will provide training and resources for feeding and care of poultry stock, vaccination against diseases and general veterinary care. Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu, agriculture minister of Equatorial Guinea, and Athman Mravili, Malabo representative of the FAO, signed the agreement. "The goal of this government programme is to develop the agricultural regions of the country," said Ndong. "This agreement will have a positive impact in rural areas by supporting the work of its people." The agreement provides training in the provinces and extension and implementation of a system to deliver critical pharmaceuticals.

Astral Food to chase chicken investment in Mozambique ASTRAL FOOD LTD (ARL) has said it will continue to invest in Mozambique’s poultry market as South Africa’s largest chicken producer by sales moves into neighbouring markets looking to avoid import quotas and benefit from higher profit margins. The company, based in Pretoria, opened a hatchery 45 km southwest of Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo after operating a feed mill in the country that was set up back in 2000. “The Mozambican government knows of our efforts to invest in the country,” said Chris Schutte, CEO of the company. “It is a country where you can chase investments” and the amount of chicken eaten is a fraction of South Africa. “These countries have political stability, double-digit economic growth and there are people.” Astral, which owns a feed mill and hatchery in Zambia, slashed 150 jobs and froze the pay of 12,000 employees with an aim of reducing feed costs. Yellow corn and soy cake, which is produced using soybeans, makes up an estimated 74 per cent of the company’s costs. Close to 20 per cent of chicken in South Africa is imported from markets abroad.

Breeding for 500 Eggs!

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Lameness is a growing problem in modern poultry and one of the significant causes of mortality in broilers. It affects mobility of the birds and is usually related with pain.

Could probiotics have an impact on lameness in poultry production?


AMENESS WILL CAUSE birds to suffer and limit their natural movements, likely resulting in reduced feed and water intake. Leg disorders and lameness adversely affect the performance and wellbeing of poultry while increasing morbidity and mortality, which cause significant economic losses to the poultry industry. Some approaches to reduce the incidence of lameness are available to the industry but could probiotics also have an impact? The poultry industry, with its modern production lines, places great demands on the birds’ musculoskeletal system in terms of growth rates for broilers and egg production for laying hens. Any insufficiencies in the birds’ nutrition or management will often lead to musculoskeletal diseases, which are normally characterised and diagnosed by lameness. The incidence of lameness has recently started to increase in poultry for many reasons. For instance, the main cause of lameness in broilers in the 1980s was tibial dyschondroplasia (TD), in the 1990s the emergence of infectious bursal disease (IBD) with its immunosuppressive nature caused high incidence of bones and joints

The incidence of lameness has recently started to increase in poultry

bacterial infection. A few years later, the removal of meat and bone meal from poultry diets and increasing levels of pollution led to calcium and/or phosphorus deficiencies. Many risk factors could be associated with the occurrence of lameness in birds and the condition is usually multifactorial. These factors include birds’ genotype, sex, age, growth rate, body weight and the length of dark periods in the lighting system used. Several causes can result in lameness in poultry including viral infections of soft tissues, bacterial infections of skeletal and soft tissues, and skeletal deformities. Bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis The most common cause of lameness in commercial broilers is bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO), formerly known as femoral head necrosis. The term BCO encompasses necrotic degeneration and microbial infection primarily within the proximal heads of the femur and tibia. Femoral head necrosis/BCO is caused by bacteria that reach the joints via the blood vessels that penetrate the bones to nourish the bones and the cartilages. The translocated bacteria adhere directly to the cartilage matrix preferably in the growth plates of growing bones, where they are harbored in microfractures. As the bird's immune system cannot access these microfractures, the

bacteria grow rapidly and begin destroying bone minerals. This occurs primarily in the hip joints, proximal femur or proximal tibia. The damage caused by the festering of BCO bacteria leads, first to subclinical lesions and ultimately, if unchecked, to lameness. These bacteria can be transmitted from breeder parents, contaminated egg shells or hatchery sources, or enter via the respiratory system or via translocation from the gastrointestinal tract. How could probiotics have an impact on the incidence of lameness? Enteric bacteria can translocate from the intestine and migrate into the systemic circulation. Once these bacteria enter the circulation, they can reach the capillaries that irrigate the bones. Probiotics theoretically might interfere with the development of osteomyelitis by attenuating intestinal populations of pathogenic bacteria, by improving gut health and gastrointestinal tract mucosal barrier, by reducing bacterial leakage (translocation) across the gut wall and by priming the immune system to better eliminate translocated bacteria. Intestinal protection by means of probiotic supplementation could lead to fewer bacteria reaching the articular surface, thereby reducing the incidence of BCO and subsequently lameness.

Figure 1: Stages of proximal femoral head degeneration leading progressively to bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO): Normal proximal femoral head; 2 Femoral head separation; 3 complete destruction of the femoral head (Courtesy R.F. Wideman)

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Effect of multi-species probiotic on BCO Earlier studies have already established the positive effect of the host-specific multispecies synbiotic PoultryStar on gut health. As good gut integrity lessens bacterial translocation from the gut, it was hypothesised that the feeding of such a probiotic product could reduce the incidence of lameness caused by BCO. In order to study the development of lameness, a wire flooring model for inducing lameness in broilers was developed by a group of researchers under the direction of Prof. Wideman at the Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, USA. As the incidence of lameness is low in research flocks, the phenomenon has been difficult to study so far, which has hampered efforts to develop measures that may help producers. Growing broilers on wire flooring provides an excellent experimental model for reproducibly Experiment 1 2 3 4

triggering significant levels of clinical lameness attributable to osteochondrosis and osteomyelitis of the proximal femur and tibia to enable statistically sound studies. Leg disorders and lameness are commonplace when birds are reared in cages with wire flooring due to high stocking densities and lack of exercise. The results of a study to evaluate the effect of PoultryStar as a prophylactic feed additive for preventing the onset of lameness in broilers by using the wire flooring model for inducing lameness in broilers were recently published in Poultry Science, (R.F. Wideman et al., “A wireflooring model for inducing lameness in broilers: Evaluation of probiotics as a prophylactic treatment.” Poult Sci 2012 91:870-883). In this study, a series of four independent experiments were carried out and Table 1 illustrates a summary of the results. Comparing between the WireControl groups, the addition of PoultryStar



Control Feed + Wood Shavings

Control Feed + Wire Flooring

Control Feed + Probiotic PoultryStar® + Wire Flooring



12% 8% 2% -

68% 28% 22% 32%

36% 8% 10% 18%

Table 1: Percentage of lameness incidence in broilers from two lines (C or D) that were fed control broiler starter feed (Control Feed) or the same feed containing 0.5 kg/ton PoultryStar while being reared on wood shavings litter or wire flooring from one through 56 days of age.

to the control diet significantly reduced the incidences of lameness in all experiments. Conclusions The results of these studies demonstrate that the feeding of the multispecies probiotic consistently reduced the incidence of clinical lameness in broilers raised on wire flooring in four statistically significant experiments. The most common cause of lameness, bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO), may be reduced by administering the probiotic prophylactically from the first day of rearing. The probiotic was shown to reduce the development of clinical lameness by interfering with bacterial translocation into sub-clinically damaged voids or clefts in the proximal femoral and tibial epiphyseal plates. These experiments indicate that bacterial translocation from the gastrointestinal tract is likely to be a significant route contributing to hematogenous infection. The multispecies probiotic PoultryStar® administered prophylactically from the first day of rearing can provide a plausible alternative to antibiotics for reducing the incidence of BCO. h * Biomin References R.F. Wideman et al., “A wire-flooring model for inducing lameness in broilers: Evaluation of probiotics as a prophylactic treatment.” Poult Sci 2012 91:870-883).

A new product in broiler housing JANSEN POULTRY EQUIPMENT has launched the EasyLoader, a new product designed to assist in loading broilers into crates. The new system would provide a way for birds to be carried to a loading dock quickly without damaging them. The EasyLoader completes the BroMaxx colony system for broiler farming, which aims to eradicate the problems of breast blister and other injuries, Jansen Poultry said. The product features special slatted floors and manure belts to separate the broilers from their manure. Jansen Poultry Equipment revealed that the floor had been designed with a grid to let the manure fall easily through on the Broilers in BroMaxx system.

Broilers are transported by a clean manure belt.

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manure belt and that the health of the broilers and quality of the meat improved firmly. The broilers live on the FlexFloor, which could be stripped off so that the birds are underneath the manure belt. Jansen Poultry Equipment explained that the conveyor belt moves the birds easily out of the BroMaxx system to the conveyor belts of the EasyLoader lifting system. The EasyLoader transports the broilers into the crates in the container dock, which helps prevent the risk of damages and injuries. Once a BroMaxx line is unloaded, the Easyloader lifting system will be moved to the next BroMaxx line. The EasyLoader lifting system has a loading system of up to 12,000 broilers per hour.

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Community chicken farming – helping nutrition and nature by Tim Guest BSc

Fowl deeds in Madagascar


ITH A POPULATION of over 22mn growing at a rate of nearly three per cent per annum, Madagascar, as the world’s fourth largest island, has to rely largely on its own efforts to feed its people. But this is a complex land with complex issues and the country’s roller-coaster political and economic history over the past decades has led to an unstable environment in which aid and educational efforts in agricultural practice have not been able to achieve their full potential. Obstacles that are both natural and man-made remain inextricably entwined in this wonderful yet desperately poor nation. Deforestation, malnutrition and a continuing - despite legislation subsistence on bushmeat, are issues linked together in an ‘agricultural’ conundrum that would have many simply walking away from an ‘unsolvable’ problem with hands in the air. But there is real hope in Madagascar, where a number of research, conservation and agricultural aid groups are pioneering innovative ways of helping the Malagasy people to feed themselves without continuing to ‘harvest’ their own fragile natural environment - and efforts in developing and improving community chicken farming methods is just one area of focus, which could help deliver some of the answers. At nearly 600,000 sq km, Madagascar is huge by anyone’s standards and varied enough in its geography to support a wide range of agricultural practices. Coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cocoa, rice, cassava, beans, bananas and peanuts are just some of the crops grown on the island. Livestock ranges from poultry of several kinds to cattle, sheep and goats. Yet issues of soil erosion resulting from deforestation and overgrazing have led, in many areas, to the creation of deserts and widespread uninhabited, unproductive regions. Agriculture sees only five per cent of land used for arable crops and just over one per cent sustaining permanent crops of any kind. The rest of Madagascar’s landscape - from its tropical

A chicken showing classical head drooping symptoms of Newcastle Disease. There was an epidemic there while the vet team from abroad came to visit. Courtesy Christopher Golden.

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rainforest along the coast, temperate regions inland and arid zones in the south, to its narrow coastal plains and high plateaux and mountains in the island’s centre - sustains continual and widespread slash-and-burn agriculture practices called ‘tavy’ that have resulted in the loss of 85 per cent of its forests, and an everon-the-move segment of population and unsustainable bushmeat practices. Almost 1,000 sq km of forest are lost each year in this way. And while the logging industry has done some damage to the environment as well as not assisting local economies, deforestation is largely in the hands of the Malagasy people themselves. And the situation is only likely to get worse as a result of food strikes and policies in urban areas to push people back from urban into rural settings. What relatively little is left of Madagascar’s wooded wilderness is in for a shock as some 19mn people are slowly but surely moving back into the forest.

Chicken production could be the key to all of this.

A conundrum most foul Though now illegal, bushmeat hunting is still rife and laws in place are hardly ever enforced. Such practices are, however, understandable when one sees the very high prevalence of

malnutrition among the population. While it is well known that a growing number of Madagascar’s wildlife and plant species are endangered to the point of near extinction, less well known is this huge problem of human malnutrition. And these are two issues intertwined in a less than obvious way. Bushmeat provides an exceptionally important source of nutrients and minerals, such as iron, not obtained from other natural sources on the island and one of the side effects of implementing laws against the harvesting of bushmeat would be the negative nutritional health impact on the population, including increases in the incidence of anaemia. So, the conundrum is that by enforcing the laws to protect the environment and wildlife, the human population stands to suffer nutritionally unless other sources of the essential micronutrients and high-energy protein are found to replace those previously obtained from wild animals such as tenrecs, lemurs and fruit bats.

One of the vets on Chris Golden’s team (named Rija) who works with the Newcastle Disease project trying to identify problems afflicting livestock. He is holding a cattle tick species that is new to the area and having devastating effects. Courtesy Chris Golden.

A fowl solution Solving this conundrum may well have been realised, however, in the form of community chicken farming. While the rearing and consumption of poultry on Madagascar is nothing new, best practice and fighting disease in chickens have been poor but are the essential steps now being taken by agencies and individuals aiming to build a robust and sustainable methodology to be followed by millions of village farmers. Their future activities farming chickens at community level may well set the stage for potentially one of the biggest environmental/conservation and socio-economic success stories of the age. It’s early days, but days full of promise. Dr Christopher Golden, a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, is an ecologist and epidemiologist with unparalleled experience of Madagascar’s issues. He and a group of vets from San Francisco are the leading scientists behind the community chicken programme. Talking to African Farming, he said, “85 per cent of the population involved in rural agriculture live predominantly in remote areas and this isolation means they have to be heavily reliant on producing and gathering their own sustenance, whether animal or vegetable.” Of the many problems facing Madagascar, Golden homed in on two: 1) that the environment is incredibly important not just for the country but also to the world, as it is a biodiversity hotspot with 85 per cent of every living plant or animal on the island found nowhere else on Earth. And just like the Galapagos in the Pacific, from an environmental and evolutionary perspective this destination is ‘incredibly important’. The second factor, Golden stressed is that “malnutrition is rife among the population and is a problem not being addressed openly”. He said, “Stunting and wasting are chronic problems in regions where malnutrition occurs – and these two conditions are prevalent in Madagascar. Although the population eats lots of rice as a staple part of their diet, white rice is the most nutrient poor staple so it’s no surprise that 30 per cent of the population are stunted, clearly showing that food quality is the causal issue,” with research pointing to a lack of micro-nutrients as the underlying problem. The ‘Conundrum’, as Golden calls it, is the focus of him and his team who are doing an incredible job to improve the health of village chickens. “Chicken production could be the key to all of this,” he told AF. Through education, village farmers and communities are being shown the finer aspects of rearing healthy chickens as a reliable food source.

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Community chickens The Community Chicken Farming project run by Chris Golden and his team - both locals and outside researchers like himself - is being undertaken in the Makira Natural Park (MNP), which is one of the largest remaining tracts of rainforest in Madagascar where bushmeat hunting occurs at unsustainable rates. Species, endangered and on the verge of extinction, including indri, black and white ruffed lemurs and Aye-aye, are affected in a ‘protected’ region where national wildlife conservation policies appear to be unenforceable. But complicating the situation is the unavoidable issue, as described by Chris Golden, that children in the MNP born in families where bushmeat is consumed are less likely to develop anaemia and developmental problems. Take the bushmeat away and illness increases. Hence the focus on village chickens, which could offer a consistently available alternative protein source through meat and egg production. However, predation and disease, along with theft, currently make the village chicken a less reliable source of food than bushmeat. Disease, typically Newcastle Disease (ND), known locally as kopinda, affects whole flocks and often spreads from community to community, market to market, removing this key primary food source from the entire region. “ND can cause a 60-80 per cent wipeout of chickens from a region and is entirely preventable,” said Golden, “but once caught it’s impossible to treat.” So, improvements in village chicken production and husbandry are now having a major positive impact on the health and lives of communities in remote regions, delivering greater household food security, helping to generate income and, at the same time, removing the need for hunting bushmeat. Communities are following relatively new (to them) simple procedures such as predator-proofing chicken coops at night (the mongoose-like and endangered fossa is one of the key culprits), separating chick rearing activities from egg-laying areas. Then there is the matter of disease prevention; this is where Golden and his team are teaching communities about how quarantine can dramatically improve chicken health across the region and how vaccination against ND can lead to greatly improved chicken health. Like the polio vaccine, ND vaccine can be administered as a drop into the eye of a chicken. It’s an easy process that can be performed easily by chicken farmers and anyone keeping chickens. The team has been looking in minute detail at the poultry rearing practices in three MPA communities where local farmers and some 350 households with 1,200 chickens are taking part. Having local community ‘buy-in’ has been essential to the project and has even involved Golden and his team doing a ‘taste test’ using 23 different species of wildlife as well as eight types of domestic meats. “Incredibly, and across the board,” Golden said, “chicken was the #1 taste preference.” Some of the key husbandry recommendations made to local people include making water always available for the animals, providing supplementary feed and cleaning chicken houses daily, as well as making perches to allow roosting above faeces, with ash applied to floors and walls weekly as a disinfectant and tobacco leaves placed in the brooding nest to control lice. As for chick rearing, the team encourage leaving leftover household food, ground rice and green leaves as well as insects as good food supplements for chicks, all ground to enable them to be easily digested. Establishing that ND is the main problem hindering chicken production in the region the team is recommending that a full ND vaccination programme is needed to improve chicken productivity enough to decrease bushmeat hunting, and with zoonotic diseases

Having local community ‘buy-in’ has been essential to the project carried by many species and transferrable to man - plague is still present in Madagascar - this is another good reason to wean people off bushmeat. Golden again, “Malagasy people have an astute knowledge of disease theory, so it’s good news that there is an ND vaccine for the very virulent strain of the disease. There is a company in Malaysia which produces a live vaccine, and it doesn’t require an injection, just an eye dropper.” And while the vaccine in mind is ‘thermo-tolerant’ and not requiring refrigeration, it does need to be imported and will need to be administered three times annually. So, while the science behind the situation has been clarified, the practicalities and logistics still pose several challenges to overcome. But that plans are now taking shape for a self-sustaining Newcastle Disease vaccination programme, is a wonderful development and one that when implemented may, in Chris Golden’s words, “be a model for the MNP and the rest of Madagascar”. h Refs: 1. 2. CIA Handbook 2012 3. Access to Wildlife: Critical to Human health – Christopher Golden 4. Improving Village Chicken Health to Decrease Bushmeat Hunting in the Makira Protected Area, Madagascar – by Graham Crawford, Susan Ostapak, Brigitte Bagnol, Robyn Alders, Rija Ralaiarison, Christopher Golden, and Tanya Peterson

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It is a relief to farmers in East Africa after researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) recently launched a vaccine to control East Coast fever. Mwangi Mumero reports.

East coast fever vaccine


HE DISEASE KILLS one cow every 30 seconds. Lives of more than 25 million cattle are at risk in the 11 countries of sub-Saharan Africa where the disease is now endemic. Caused by protozoa known as Theleria parva, the disease is transmitted by the brown ear tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. Kenya’s Directorate of Veterinary Services conducted the trials of the ITM vaccines giving it a clean record on safety and effectiveness. “East Coast fever continues to cause major economic and social losses to families in eastern, central and southern Africa. Of the 46mn cattle in this region almost half are at risk from this disease,“ observes Phil Toye and Henry Kiara, two ILRI scientists that have been involved in the vaccine research that has spanned over four decades.

Over the years, many approaches have been used to tame the spread and multiplication of ticks. General signs of the disease include lacyrimation - tears in the eyes, swelling of the lymph nodes, coughing and increased body temperature. The disease kills animals within three weeks if not treated. Over the years, many approaches have been used to tame the spread and multiplication of ticks- the main vector of this disease. Previous control had drawbacks Previous control of East Coast fever relied on use of acaracide dips and sprays, but these have several drawbacks. Ticks can develop resistance to acaracides and regular acaricide use can generate health, safety and environmental concerns. At the same time, stringent reform measures prescribed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in the early 90’s led to the government relegating the running of the communal cattle dips to poor rural communities, leading to the collapse of dipping services and imminent 18 African Farming - January/February 2013

A dairy farmer in Saoset village in Kenya’s Bomet district.

emergence of tick-borne diseases. In rural Kenya, where most of the 800,000 dairy farmers reside, dipping services are non-existent. Even in areas where they exist, 100 per cent compliance is never achieved as the Chief's Act - a notorious rule that enforced compliance – has been scrapped. “With rampant cattle migration either to the markets or in search of pasture especially in ASALs, tick control measures have become compromised. A vaccine will boost resistance to the disease and reduce the massive deaths occasioned by the menace,” noted Stephen Wagucha, a retired animal health assistant and now a private veterinary practitioner. In a career spanning over 30 years, Wagucha has treated numerous ECF cases across Kenya. On the other hand, treatment of ECF with a variety of drugs has proved effective but very expensive. Some of the drugs in the market like parvaquone - traded in the market under a name Clexon - have been very effective. In a recent trial in Kenya, 92 per cent of cattle with ECF recovered after treatment

with parvaquone. The conclusion drawn from that field trial in Kenya was that parvaquone could be effectively used to treat ECF especially, when the disease was diagnosed early in the febrile state. On average, however, treatment of a single case of ECF in Kenya requires no less than Ksh 7,000 (US$90), a hefty sum for smallholder dairy farmers in the region who provide most of the milk in East Africa. “It gives me great pleasure today to congratulate the Kenya Department of Veterinary Services on this great occasion of the launch of the East Coast fever vaccine. ILRI is proud to have played a role in this and will continue to offer any research support needed to keep Kenya’s cattle safe from this deadly disease”, said Phil Toye, on the occasion of the vaccine launch held recently at Katuke Agricultural Development Co-operation farm in Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, western Kenya. "ILRI’s work has focused on better understanding of the biology of the parasite that causes the disease and the host immune responses to infection. While the ITM vaccine was developed in the early

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1970s at Muguga, Kenya, the vaccine was not readily taken up due to inadequate understanding of the biology and epidemiology of the diseases at the time." Scientists in KARI and ILRI continued to refine the technology to the point where it was deemed safe and effective to distribute the vaccine on a commercial basis to farmers. ILRI will continue working with Directors of Veterinary Services in the region to address any research questions that may arise as we continue to use this technology. Part of the vaccine trial took place in Tanzania. Working with Maasai cattle herders in northern Tanzania, a private company VetAgro Tanzania Ltd, has vaccinated more than 500,000 Tanzanian animals against East Coast fever since 1998, with more than 95 per cent of these vaccinations carried out in remote pastoral areas. This vaccination campaign has reduced

Arvaquone could be effectively used to treat ECF especially, when the disease was diagnosed early in the febrile state.

ECF in a herd is tantamount to a stock market crash.

calf mortality in herds by 95 per cent. In the smallholder dairy sector, vaccination reduced the incidence of East Coast fever by 98 per cent. In addition, most smallholder dairy farmers reduced their acaracide use by at least 75 per cent which reduced both their financial and environmental costs.

Major funding for the vaccine project came from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Support was mainly focused on development, registration, commercial distribution and delivery in the new batch of the vaccine. h

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Lemuel Quarshie Martey, from Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, was voted National Best Farmer of Ghana. He talked to Emmanuel Yartey on his awards and the need for the young to take to farming as it is a catalyst to Ghana’s development.

Ghana’s best farmer of 2012 talks to African Farming PLEASE GIVE US a brief background of yourself. I have a Bachelors degree in Human Resources and won the Regional Best Farmer in 2005, 2006 and 2010 in the Damgbe West district of the Greater Accra Region and the National Best Farmer in 2012. I am married with three children. You are 38 years old, the youngest to have been awarded the National Best Farmer. How did you feel, and what message did it send to you and the teeming unemployed Ghanaian youth? Indeed, I am extremely happy and grateful to God. Undoubtedly, farming is a difficult business but very lucrative if it is approached with a sense of professionalism. I am, therefore, challenging the teeming unemployed youth to emulate my example since there is enough money in the soil. But it is not just calling on the youth to enter into agriculture; more importantly, they need enough funds to start with, because agriculture is capital intensive. How do you react to this? That is true, but that is why the government has come up with interventions like fertiliser subsidy, provision of high-yielding seeds and agro chemicals among others to ease the problem of funding. But I will suggest that government provides interest-free loans to farmers for them to pay in instalments for a reasonable period of time. This, I think, will help a great deal in determining our long term projections. Suffice it to say that currently, farmers are forming strategic groups for the sole purpose of channelling their needs to government for attention. A few days after you had been awarded the national best farmer, a section of the local media accused the organisers of the national farmers’ day of foul play, indicating that you did not merit it and that it is because you are a staunch National Democratic Congress (NDC) activist. How do you react to this allegation? It is a fact that I am the youngest national best farmer ever that the country has produced 20 African Farming - January/February 2013

Lemuel Quarshie Martey National Best Farmer of Ghana.

I am challenging the teeming unemployed youth to emulate my example since there is enough money in the soil. and with such a record, you will agree with me that those who are not amenable to change will not be comfortable because they always expect that the ages of the national best farmer should be between 50 and 70

years. So I was not surprised at all with those false allegations levelled against me. But even if I am an NDC activist, is that a criminal offence? I am a Ghanaian and as I am enshrined in Ghana’s Constitution, there must be freedom of association and so I don’t understand why some people will attempt to equate the selection of national best farmer to partisan politics, religion, ethnicity etc. It is very unfortunate. But let me indicate that I went through the process genuinely before being declared the national best farmer.

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How many acres of land do you farm? Tell us about the type of crop and animal farming that you are currently into? Presently, I farm on a 245–acre land. I am into cattle, goats and sheep rearing. Also, I have rabbits, turkeys, ducks, local and exotic birds. Again, I am engaged in fish farming. On crop farming, I have onions, okra, tomatoes, pepper, rice and maize. I also have an irrigation system that helps me a lot in my farming activity. How many permanent and casual workers do you have? What is the relationship between you and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in terms of training and the provision of agricultural inputs? I have 15 permanent and 45 casual workers and they have been supportive. I have benefited alot from MoFA, with talks about the fertiliser subsidy, agro chemicals, training on new technologies, etc. Tell me, do you export some of your produce to the West Africa sub-region and beyond? As of now, I am not yet in the export market

but it is within my future plans. The National Farmers’ Day was instituted by the erstwhile PNDC government in 1985; how has it benefitted farmers and what more do you suggest government should do to improve upon the celebration and, for that matter, agriculture as an industry? Since 1985, farmers have stepped up their activities because of the healthy competition that goes with the farmers’ awards scheme. Again, the scheme has been the reason for many middle–aged farmers in the hinterlands having their activities exhibited on the national level with its natural consequence of increased food production and profitability. Also, the scheme has helped the farmers to protect their farmlands by partnering their chiefs and family heads to reduce the number of acreage of lands which hitherto were being released to estate developers indiscriminately by coming out with a policy to enable developers to rather build storey buildings in order to conserve more lands for the expansion of farmlands for present and future generations.

What rewards did you receive from the Awards Committee for being the 2012 national best farmer? I was awarded a three-bedroom house sponsored by the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and a Generator Plant sponsored by Annointed Electricals. I am very grateful to ADB and Annointed Electricals for their kindness. What are your projections five years from now as far as your farming activity is concerned? Five years from now, I expect my produce to be on the markets in all the ten regions of Ghana as well as on some markets outside of Ghana. Indeed, this will call for greater responsibility and will be the finest opportunity for me to introduce a reasonable number of graduate youth from the tertiary institutions into mainstream agriculture by giving them technical support, ploughing their farmlands on credit etc. to whip up enthusiasm in the youth for the business of agriculture. By this, I believe in five years time, at least 20–40 per cent of the youth should remain with me permanently on my farm for a total mechanised farming and so reduce labour costs and increase profitability. h

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A horticultural powerhouse, Kenya’s fertile soil, elevation and climate have made the country a major supplier of fresh products to Europe and the Middle East. Mwangi Mumero reports.

Flower business


T LEAST 4.4MN people derive direct employment from the sector - mainly in production and processing - with another 3.5mn benefiting indirectly. From cut-flowers, fruits and vegetables, the horticultural sector has become a key revenue earner for producers, exporters, middlemen and the government through taxes and other charges. It is a big contributor to the nation’s GDP, competing with tourism and tea for the top slot as the biggest earners in the economy. Flower exports to Europe have made Kenya the biggest producer and exporter in the world. According to the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), a body that brings together stakeholders in the flower subsector in the country, cut flowers earned the country US$228mn in 2010 up from US$194mn the previous year. Among the most popular flowers are roses and carnations. The flower sub-sector is mainly concentrated in Naivasha, a town on the fringes of a Rift Valley lake with a similar name, around 80 km west of Nairobi. However as the sector expands, new areas such as Kitengela, 45 km south-east of Nairobi, are opening as investors put their money into this lucrative flower business. “Affordable large parcels of land, proximity to the airport and

Flower exports to Europe have made Kenya the biggest producer and exporter in the world. improved road network such as the new Athi River-Namanga road have made Kitengela an attractive flower growing area. Roses and carnations do quite well in this area,” observed Jane Ngige, KFC’s CEO. But even with the huge flower markets in Europe and Asia, the bulk of horticultural exports are regional - mainly in COMESA and SADC countries. The East African Market has also provided Kenyan farmers with a huge and ready market of fruits, fruit juices and fresh vegetables. Exports of fresh passion fruits to Uganda and fresh mangoes to Tanzania have increased significantly over the past three years. Fresh fruits contributed 16.5 per cent and 1.2 per cent of the horticultural exports volumes and value respectively, according to a USAID report. Service providers have also benefitted hugely from the growth of the horticultural industry. Affordable irrigation technology Amiran, an Israeli firm, has pioneered the introduction of affordable irrigation technologies that have seen smallholder farmers initiate greenhouse projects for the production of vegetables such as onions, cabbages, tomatoes and capsicum. The company has rolled out an irrigation kit suitable for schools, colleges, and even for small scale farmers. “A minimum land requirement is 0.175 of a hectare. At

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A worker in a Naivasha flower farm.

affordable prices, the schools can access a greenhouse, collapsible tank, drip lines, agro-chemicals, fertilisers and a spray pump. We also offer protective gear and formal training for at least three people in a school on irrigation techniques,” observed Yariv Kedar, the deputy managing director of Amiran Kenya Ltd. Depending on the size of greenhouse, prices vary. A 15 by eight metre greenhouse retails at Ksh 177,000 (US$1,770) while a bigger one of 24 by 8 m will go for Ksh 240,000 (US$2,400). According to Mr Kedar, the company offers training and extension services to buyers of their products for over two years. But even with the fast growth of the horticultural sector in the country, huge challenges hamper its potential. According to a progress report by the Kenya Horticultural Competitiveness Programme, a USAID sponsored project, Kenya lags behind its peers in credit and financial access, labour costs, sea and air freight costs. Access to credit from banks and other financial institutions in the country is weak due to high interest rates that hit a high of 25 per cent in late 2011. Interest rates in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt other nations with a fledging flower industry - were 10, 7.58 and 9.25 per cent respectively. Even with the government allocation of US$82bn under the credit guarantee system to flower producers, only US$2.9bn had been given out by September 2012 as farmers shunned the issuing banks due to high interest rates. “This is due to the fact that instead of imposing only a 12 per cent interest rate, the banks are charging over 18 per cent,” lamented Dr Romano Kiome, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, adding that the ministry had written to the concerned banks to return the money to the government. Labour costs in the flower sector are also said to be the highest in the region, with workers demanding close to US$3 a day compared to less than US$2.5 in Uganda and Tanzania. Freight

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The most popular flowers are roses and carnations.

Even with the fast growth of the horticultural sector in the country, huge challenges hamper its potential. charges to Europe and other destinations are equally exorbitant, according to the report. It costs producers in Kenya US$6,000 to transport horticultural produce in a 12-m container by sea to the markets in Europe compared to US$5,000 in South Africa and less than US$1,800 for Egypt. Another challenge is that of certification as European markets demand information on where the exported produce is sourced. In 2011, fresh produce worth over US$235mn was denied entry into the EU after unsafe residue of Dimethote was detected. To curb this problem, the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPESK) have introduced new measures to address standard compliance and traceability. “Horticulture exporters must now identify farms where they source their produce. Information on production standards must also be provided for export licenses to be issued out”, noted Kephis Director James Onsando. Traceability of food crops makes it easier for quality gatekeepers to ensure that horticultural exports meet health, safety and ecological standards. At the same time, Kephis has launched a US$775,000 online certification system that is projected to reduce the process from current 30 minutes to just five minutes. Annually, Kephis issues 146,000 paper certifications with an average of 400 daily. The new system will initially apply to the flowers exported to Netherlands but will later be introduced to other horticultural exports to other regions. At the Naivasha Flower Fair in late 2012, Agriculture Minister Dr Sally Kosgei also highlighted some of the ways the government is addressing other pertinent issues affecting the sector. “As the government, we have received complaints from producers on the slow pace of VAT refund and we are working closely with the ministry of finance to streamline the payments. We have also removed tax on farm inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides to increase access to farmers and also reduce production costs,” said Dr Kosgei. The government, Dr Kosgei offered, has worked closely with large-scale and small-scale horticulture producers to make their operations smooth by removing hurdles. “The horticulture industry is in private hands and the only thing the government can do is to create an enabling business environment for the private sector to achieve their targets.” h

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The ACCI aims to train African plant breeders in Eastern and Southern Africa on African crops, to breed better crops using conventional and molecular breeding tools.

African farmers select seeds for their needs


OOD-CROP IMPROVEMENT by conventional plant breeding, without resorting to GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) technology, is the goal of the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), a plant breeding initiative based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UK-ZN) in Pietermaritzburg, spear-headed by Professor Mark Laing. “The idea is to ask the farmers what they want, in a scientifically structured survey process. After analysing the farmers’ responses, we can identify the key traits they want in their crops. We even take it further, and the PhD students may ask the farmers to help them choose the best plants, with the best taste, colour, shape etc. These new crop varieties are readily adopted by the farmers. After all, they chose them,” said Professor Laing. This concept of seed development based on traditional plant breeding methods has come about since the inception of the ACCI in 2002. Currently students are working with seventeen crops including millet, sorghum, African rice, cassava and sweet potatoes, each staples in their respective countries. Given Ethiopia's unique crop mix, durum wheat, barley and teff are alternative research crops for this country only.

The idea is to ask the farmers what they want, in a scientifically structured survey process. The ACCI students are drawn from African countries where their research can be expected to lead to impact, for example, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. “When we started out, we were told that the ACCI programme would definitely fail, that such an ambitious project could never work. But with the right team of experienced plant breeders to teach and supervise the students, it has worked even

Prof Mark Laing, Director of the ACCI, UKZN, is congratulated by Mr Kofi Anan, Chairperson of AGRA (A Green Revolution for Africa), with an AGRA Forum award for capacity building affecting food security in Africa.

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Dr Jane Ininda, Programme Officer, Crop Improvement and Farmer Variety Adoption, AGRA; Dr Rufaro Madakadze, Programme Officer, Education and Training, AGRA; and Dr Julia Sibiya, ACCI Maize breeder and Lecturer evaluating maize varieties bred by Dr Sibiya.

better than we had hoped. 100 per cent of the ACCI graduates have stayed in Africa, mostly to work on food crops in their home country, in their country’s National Agricultural Research Institute. So successful has this programme been that Professor Laing recently received an award of recognition from Mr Kofi Anan, Chairperson of AGRA (A Green Revolution for Africa) at a prestigious conference held in Arusha, Tanzania, the AGRA Forum. The stature of this conference was supported by heavyweights of the development community, including Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Gary Toennissen, MD of the Rockefeller Foundation, Mr MJM Kikwete, President of Tanzania, and Dr I.A. Mayake, CEO of NEPAD. Forty two ACCI students from fourteen countries have graduated with doctorates, with 38 more in training; a sister organisation in West Africa, WACCI, is training another 58 plant breeders in a parallel programme. A stroke of genius by Dr de Vries of AGRA, was to continue funding the students after graduation. This has allowed them to continue their PhD breeding programmes to the point of releasing many new crop varieties, lines and hybrids. “Our students do not lose momentum in the breeding of their crop; after graduation they just blossom!” said Professor Laing. Plant Breeders from West Africa should apply to the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at, where a parallel centre has been established at the University of Ghana, Lagon. Their goals, objectives and operations are very similar to those of the ACCI. Their focus countries are initially Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Mali and Nigeria. h

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In light of the adverse effects of climate change, the logical route for Namibia is to embark on adaptation strategies such as changing from conventional ways of ploughing to environmentally-friendly ways, or to practise conservation agriculture.

Conservation agriculture is the way to go in Namibia


S A RESULT, the UNDP-Global Environment Facility’s Community Based Adaptation (CBA) project is working with communities to build resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change in agro-pastoral communities – and to foster community participation in the identification of climate drivers, risks and adaptive solutions. These projects under the CBA in Namibia fall under the Momentum of Change Initiative ‘lighthouse activities’ that was showcased during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar, late last year. The lighthouse activities in developing countries either help to curb greenhouse gas emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while at the same time benefiting the urban poor.

The rip furrow method cracks the hardpan open so that roots can grow deep, and avoid water logging of fields. For example, Andreas Tweendeni, the Creative Entrepreneurs Solution (CES) field co-ordinator said they had introduced rip furrowing instead of the conventional animal ploughs or disking, in some pilot areas. He said the rip furrow method cracks the hardpan open so that roots can grow deep, and to avoid water logging of fields. “So that water can penetrate easier and keep the moisture. Then you apply organic manure and fertilisers,” he explained. Minimising soil erosion The method also minimises soil disturbance to avoid soil erosion. A tractor-mounted ripper-furrower equipped with wings is used to break up the soil. In the process it breaks up the hard pan underneath the light sandy topsoil at a depth of 30 cm, which allows for water retention and deep root penetration below the hard alkaline (salty) layer. This allows the feeder roots to reach the nutrients located below a 30 cm depth in the soil. 26 African Farming - January/February 2013

The impact of conservation agriculture is real and has a positive impact on the community at large.

“Plants grown using the rip furrow method have longer roots and do not get blown away by the wind and are stronger,” Tweendeni explained. At the same time, the wings make a furrow that collects rainwater and channels it to the base of the furrow and into the ripped area where the plants will grow. Research and on-farm trials show that this method is solving problems associated with limited moisture in the soil (ie, drought), as well as flooding (by allowing and increasing infiltration). The in-field water harvesting channels rainwater to the plant’s basal area. During flooding, the abundant, excess water finds its way through the ripped compaction layer, infiltrating deep into the soil and preventing water logging. Still cost-effective Ripping and furrowing can be adapted to traditional cultivation methods and can still be cost-effective. The technology can accommodate pulling by both oxen and tractors with similar increases in harvest yields. Tweendeni said the rip furrow is a new method in Namibia and a lot of training is still needed to get more people on board. “People are really interested in conservation agriculture and want to get the implements,” he added. As a result, farmers are leaving their age-

old ineffective practices and quickly adapting to conservation tillage (CONTILL) practices. In addition, CONTILL allows farmers to diversify production, to boost food security, income and nutrients. CONTILL is helping to reduce the negative effects of floods, drought and irregular rainfall patterns, rising temperatures and soil degradation. In fact, this process has already shown great results with an increase in crop yields of up to 500 per cent. The 12 villages participating in the project are comprised of a diverse audience of members of the community, including vulnerable children. The target groups consist of subsistence farmers (most of whom are women and youth) who are most likely to depend on the affected and impacted environments for subsistence and cash incomes. Namibia is a very arid country, yet it is heavily dependent on agriculture, which is worst affected by climate change. Droughts and erratic rains, interspersed with floods that originate in neighbouring Angola, plague the northern side of the country and leave brittle, nutrient-poor soil, which renders farmlands unproductive. This negatively affects food, water security and general livelihoods due to failed harvests, and decreases livestock numbers and products. h

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One of the top priorities is to reduce the cost of crop establishment and this has become a major influence on the type of drill used on many farms. Mike Williams looks at the latest developments in seed drills.

Sowing the seeds


OOD CROP ESTABLISHMENT can play an important part in maximising yields and the recent increase in world food prices, with further rises forecast, are putting even more emphasis on the need to boost production. Providing the best conditions for germination and growth is the principle aim when choosing a seed drill, but there are additional factors that can make drill selection a more complicated process. One of the top priorities, particularly in Europe where much of the new seed drill development for world markets is based, is to reduce the cost of crop establishment and this has become a major influence on the type of drill used on many farms. Significant savings in the cost of establishing a crop start with cultivations to prepare the seedbed. Traditionally this can involve a complicated sequence of primary and secondary cultivations that are expensive in fuel and labour costs, and the longestablished trend for most crops and on most soils is to economise on soil preparation by using some form of reduced cultivation. Seed drills have to be able to cope with the reduction in seedbed preparation, and on a growing number of farms that grow some of their crops without previous seedbed preparation. This means using a drill that is specially designed for strip tillage or direct drilling techniques in undisturbed soil. Many benefits As well as achieving significant cost savings, economising on seedbed cultivations offers other benefits as well. One of the results is avoiding the moisture loss that occurs while soil is being cultivated, and in a low rainfall area this can have an important impact on crop growth and yields. Another obvious advantage is that reducing the amount of tractor movement helps to minimise ground compaction, resulting in a more open soil structure for moisture movement and healthy root development. A potential disadvantage of cutting down on cultivations is that it may result in higher chemical costs due to the need to use extra herbicide to control weeds. 28 African Farming - January/February 2013

The 15m wide model in Amazone's Condor 15001 direct drill range has an 8000 litre seed hopper and needs at least 270hp.

Seed drills have to be able to cope with the reduction in seedbed preparation. As well as economising on cultivations, another approach to cost reduction is to use a seed drill that allows increased output, and Amazone’s recently introduced Condor 15001 seed drill combines both approaches to cost saving. It is designed as a direct drill for working directly into undisturbed soil, using the special chisel type contour following tine coulters to prepare for the seed, which is sown at 25cm row spacing. Up to 120kg of downward pressure can be applied to the coulters to ensure efficient penetration in firm soil conditions. Amazone, based in Germany, offers the Condor 15001 direct drill in a choice of sizes, including a 15m wide model at the high output end of the range. The hopper capacity is 8,000 litres and the power recommendation for the top model is a 270hp plus tractor. Simba, a leading British manufacturer of cultivation and seeding equipment, is now owned by Great Plains, an American company with comparable products, and combining the two ranges has produced a number of new machines. These include the

recently introduced V-300 drill that can be used for direct drilling with zero tillage or as a standard drill to establish crops on previously cultivated soil. The V-300 has a 3,100 litre hopper for seed only or split for carrying fertiliser and seed. The coulters, arranged in two rows to allow extra space to reduce crop residues, are spaced to give 15.8cm row intervals and can have up to 250kg of downward pressure to assist penetration. One of the attractions of the new Spirit Strip-Till drill from Vaderstad of Sweden is its versatility. Although it can be used for striptillage seeding, which means preparing narrow strip seedbeds combined with sowing the seed in a single pass in previously undisturbed soil, the Spirit is also designed for minimum tillage where a small amount of previous cultivation has been used, and it is also suitable for drilling after a full primary and secondary cultivation sequence. The versatility will be attractive on many farms where various cultivation methods are used to suit different soil and crop requirements. The Spirit drill is available in 4.0 and 6.0m working widths and the working depth of the tines when used as a strip-tillage drill is 30cm which is deep enough, the makers say, to allow maximum penetration of the crop roots. Work rates for strip tillage are said to be 15 km/hr. Cost savings and other benefits offered

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by strip tillage are already well established in the United States and are attracting increasing interest in Europe. A recent arrival in the strip till drill market is the British made Mzuri Pro-Til drill. The 3.0m model is available in both linkage mounted and trailed versions, but the 4.0m drill is trailed only. The standard specification for the Mzuri includes a 2600 litre seed hopper plus radar speed measurement and hydraulic control of coulter depth. Although it was developed mainly as a strip tillage drill, the Pro-Til can also be used following conventional cultivations. Another new arrival in the strip tillage drill market is Sumo with its DTS or Deep Tillage Seeder. It is designed to work straight into uncultivated soil, using a disc to cut through the surface trash for each strip. Each opening disc is followed by a tungsten-edged loosening tine with 35cm maximum working depth and equipped with auto-reset. Seeds are placed in the loosened strips ready for the covering discs to place a layer of loose soil over them, and this is followed by the firming action of the pneumatic press wheels. Sumo’s UK-built DTS drill is offered as a

A Mzuri Pro-Til strip tillage drill working in the uncultivated stubble from the previous crop.

A well established alternative approach to reduced cultivations is using a p-t-o powered cultivator plus a drill unit in a single pass operation. mounted version 3.0m wide with trailed models available between 4.0 and 12.0m wide and the tractor recommendation is 50 to 60hp per metre of working width. The seed metering mechanism is GPS

compatible and can be used with automatically variable rate control. A well established alternative approach to reduced cultivations is using a p-t-o powered cultivator plus a drill unit in a single pass operation. The cultivator is usually a power harrow working in combination with the drill, and this is a popular arrangement, particularly on small to medium acreages. Critics point out that a power harrow has a relatively high power requirement in comparison with its work rate, but a big advantage is the fact that the powered tines can produce a seedbed in a wide range of conditions including soil with hard, sub-

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Most leading power harrow ranges are available with seeding attachments for working as a one-pass till-anddrill combination. The Kuhn front-mounted hopper adds an extra 1500 or 2000 litres seed capacity to increase drilling output.

baked clods which can be difficult to deal with using a non-powered cultivator. Most leading power harrow ranges are available with seeding attachments for working as a one-pass till-and-drill combination, and a recent example is the Alitalia pneumatic seeding unit in the Maschio range from Italy which works with any of the company’s 3.0 and 4.0m power harrows. The hopper capacity is 1,500 litres and the drill unit is mounted above the rear roller of the power harrow for improved contour following. Recommended tractor size is up to 250hp. Recent additions to the Horsch machinery range from Germany include

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their 12CC pneumatic drill equipped with 12 seeding units spaced at 50cm intervals for establishing widely spaced crops such as maize and sunflowers. Each of the units carries its own 75 litre seed hopper plus an electrically powered metering system, and a separate 2,800 litre hopper is provided for fertiliser. The coulter pressure is adjustable up to 300kg and the working speed of the 12CC is about 15 km/hr. One of the limitations on the work rate achieved with a seed drill is the capacity of the hopper. Obviously a small hopper needs refilling more frequently than a large one, slowing down the work rate because more unproductive time is used topping-up

the hopper and travelling to and from the refill point. Buying a new seed drill in order to grade up to a bigger hopper is likely to be an expensive solution, but a more costeffective idea could be mounting an auxiliary hopper on the front of the tractor. This equipment is available from several of the leading drill manufacturers and an example is the Venta front hopper system from the French company, Kuhn Farm Machinery. The Venta hopper holds 1500 litres, increasing to 2000 litres when the optional hopper extension is fitted, and the seed is transferred in an airflow from the front hopper to the seed drill hopper at the rear. As well as extending the overall seed capacity to boost drilling work rates, the front-mounted hopper also helps to provide a more even load distribution on the tractor and it can also be used for carrying fertiliser, the makers explain. h

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Dr Terry Mabbett discusses how to protect the grain in transit and store.

What’s in store for post-harvest cereal grain


EREAL GRAIN IS the most widely and heavily-traded food commodity, but gone are the days when shipments were all one way. Africa as a continent is still a significant importer of most types of cereal food grain but increasing amounts are also shipped and transported between different African nations from those with a surplus to others with a need. Whether grain is harvested from local fields or unloaded from ships it must be protected in transit and store. Insect pests of stored grains were traditionally divided into those of temperate (e.g. Sitophilus granarius – grain weevil) or tropical (e.g. Sitophilus oryzae – rice weevil) origin and

distribution but the international marketing of grain and use of temperature-controlled stores has virtually eliminated such erstwhile distinction. Most grain storage pests are larvae and adults of beetles and weevils (Coleoptera) or larvae of moths (Lepidoptera). The most important include Sitophilus sp (grain weevils), Tribolium sp (flour beetles), Rhizopertha dominica (lesser grain borer) and warehouse moths (Ephestia sp) Safe storage requires an integrated package of pesticide application to control residual infestation in empty stores and those insects typically carried into store on newly harvested grain, eg, Angoumois grain moth (Sitotroga

cerealella). Chemical control must be sufficiently residual to protect bulk grain throughout the entire storage period, from the feeding activities of hatching larvae or adults, without compromising the eventual use of the grain. Managers and operators of grain protection in store, and especially those looking after small units and on farm enterprises, require a package of portable and versatile pesticide application equipment that is both effective and user friendly. Store cleaning and disinfestation Prior to the start of any chemical control, the physical integrity of incoming grain and cleanness of the store must be assured.

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Improperly cleaned and dried grain is a bonus to insect pests, fungal moulds and bacteria. It is more likely to harbour insect and mite pests, while providing conditions for enhanced arthropod activity. Mud, dust, dirt and organic matter inhibit the activity of pesticides and disinfectants and degrade their performance. Many of the most important insect pests of stored cereal grain, including Tribolium sp (flour beetles), saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) and the larvae of Ephestia sp (warehouse moths) and Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth) are actually secondary pests, which essentially means they can only feed on physically damaged and broken grains. Other pests such as Carpophilus sp (dried fruit beetle) and Cryptophagus sp (silky and fungus beetles) of maize and small grain cereals are attracted to feed by mould growing on the grain surface. Thorough physical cleaning of empty stores, using industrial vacuum cleaners or sweepers with all sweepings burnt, and carried out in good time before the harvest, is the first step required to secure the safe storage of grain. The next step involves spraying an appropriate and approved insecticide to disinfest the empty store or silo. This can be carried out using leveroperated knapsack sprayers or compression sprayers, which use hydraulic nozzles, or a shoulder-mounted mistblower. Mistblowers operate on the twin-fluid principle in which one fluid (air) is used to break up another (water) into droplets. Choice of sprayer will be determined by the dimensions, capacity and internal structure of the building to be protected. Small, flat storage units can be adequately covered using lever-operated knapsack sprayers or compression sprayers fitted with an extension lance if necessary. Horizontal booms fitted to the lance and holding several nozzles will speed up treatment of large floor areas. The advantage of compression sprayers is that they can be used free-standing and shoulder-slung, as well as in the knapsack mode. Care must be taken to spray all surfaces including the roof, walls and floor with good coverage of ‘dead’ spaces around equipment, as well as conveyors, elevators and other grain handling equipment. For larger premises, especially where there are many cracks and crevices and a requirement for rapid drying, a low volume shoulder-mounted (knapsack) mistblower is preferred. A key benefit of mistblowers is the propulsion of mist comprising small droplets into every corner and alcove of the store. This provides both ‘space’ and

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Tribolium castaneum, the Red Flour Beetle.

The final pest management act of an ‘empty store’ protection programme is terminal disinfestation using an appropriate insecticide. residual protection against on-going active insects and those hatching later from eggs and pupae once the grain is in store. Knapsack mistblowers deliver low volume (LV) sprays consisting of smaller droplets and will generally give an improved coverage with minimum liquid run off and surface wetness. Coverage and economy can be enhanced and improved even further by fitting the mistblower with custom-designed jets. These reduce normal flow rates and allow the operator to achieve ultra-low volume (ULV) application. The final pest management act of an ‘empty store’ protection programme is terminal disinfestation using an appropriate insecticide, delivered by fumigation, smoke canister or thermal fogging (thermal or ‘hot’ fogger). Thermal foggers can deliver a pre-mixed commercial fogging formulation or a ‘standard’ insecticide formulation (e.g. emulsifiable concentrate) mixed and diluted with a recommended and approved carrier liquid (oil or solvent). They are designed for use in the hand-held mode. The operator starts to fog at one end of the building and carefully walks backwards toward the exit, which is shut tightly on completion. Full protective clothing and equipment as described below is essential. Alternatively, thermal foggers can be set up in automatic mode and run for the

stipulated time as a standalone unit with all personnel safely outside of the store. The tiny droplets produced by the thermal or hot fogger, which is 10µm or less in diameter, form a fog that stays suspended in the air for a long time. Active insecticide enters and penetrates every ‘nook and cranny’ in the store and to kill off any remaining active infestation. The droplets will eventually sediment out onto a surface to provide residual protection against hatching larvae and adults. Wise and careful farmers and store managers follow up with a terminal fog disinfection using powerful and broad spectrum of disinfectants including those based on the ‘peroxygen principle’ – a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and peroxyactic (peracetic) acid. Disinfection by fogging ‘takes care’ of any potential fungal and bacterial infections, including air-borne spores, such as those caused by Aspergillus sp and other mycotoxin producing moulds. Modern disinfectants also destroy a wide spectrum of animal viruses. This extended activity is particularly important during outbreaks of foot and mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, avian flu and other highly pathogenic and contagious viral diseases of livestock. Treating the grain Having secured pest-free status for the empty store or silo, the next step is to treat and protect the grain as it is loaded along the conveyor and into the store. In the past, many grain store managers have relied on dust formulations of insecticide to treat grain. However, these are difficult to apply evenly, hazardous to handle and leave unnecessary solid residues on the grain. Insecticides formulated as liquid are easier to handle, offer superior coverage and leave deposits and residues that will eventually disappear almost completely. Attempts to treat grain after it has been loaded into the store will result in superficial protection only thus allowing insect and mite infestations inside the bulk or grain heap to escape. Treatment of the grain

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while it is ‘spread out’ on the conveyor during the store or silo loading process is the only way to ensure effective coverage and protection.

Provided the store or silo has been properly disinfested, and the grain treated with insecticide during loading via the conveyor, there is no reason why the grain


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heap should not stay pest free throughout the duration of normal storage. If isolated problems do occur, perhaps via rodent or bird infestation, then lightweight hand-held ultra-low volume sprayers are among the most useful and versatile applicators available for the targeted spot applications usually required. Use of pesticides in enclosed storage situations, especially application of grain store insecticides, with their typically high fumigant action, is particularly hazardous. This together with application through low volume and ultra-low volume sprayers, which generate small and highly mobile droplets, creates one of the most high-risk situations for any spray operator. Protective clothing and safety equipment, including face masks, face shields, goggles and respirators, must be worn and used when handling, mixing and applying all chemical pesticides in any situation described within this article. For the exact recommendations and requirements to ensure complete operator safety consult the manufacturer and/or supplier of the application equipment and pesticide to be used and your government advisory service. h

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Case celebrates Magnum’s 25 years THE INTRODUCTION OF the Case IH Magnum™ tractor in 1987 marked a major milestone. The 1988 model year Magnum was the first tractor designed and produced after the birth of Case IH – the result of J.I. Case and International Harvester coming together. Since then, Case IH Magnum Series tractors have delivered customer-driven, proven technology that’s helped farmers for 25 years. “The Magnum Series tractor has set the industry standard as the most powerful and productive conventional tractor,” said John Mollaghan, Case IH Marketing Specialist for Magnum tractors. “These tractors introduced the red paint that has become the signature of the Case IH brand. Their cab-forward design and fully integrated mechanical front-wheel drive (MFD) were examples of International Harvester’s reputation of innovative leadership. It let customers know that this new company was off to the right start.” Twenty-five years later, Magnum tractors are used in some of the most demanding agricultural applications worldwide. They have built a legacy for exceptional performance, reliability and durability that has been built on customers’ needs. “Customer input has been the key

ingredient to the successful design of Magnum tractors,” said Mollaghan. “Farmers told us they want a tractor with more power to handle demanding tasks at higher speeds, with better fuel efficiency – while maintaining operator comfort.” Case IH engineers have delivered on customer requests, continuously improving and upgrading the Magnum tractor to keep pace with ever-growing productivity needs. Today’s Magnum tractor line-up offers power, an improved operator environment and outstanding fuel efficiency. Simple, robust designs drive machine reliability. Magnum tractors are known for their groundbreaking, pulling power and torque with the highest horsepower in their class. Customer requests for more power in tough pulling conditions have been answered with power growth up to 14 per cent and power boost capabilities providing up to an extra 35 engine horsepower for road haulage, power take off (PTO) applications and hydraulic demands. Currently, there are five Magnum models with rated horsepower ranging from 235 to 340 to handle today’s larger implements: ● Magnum 235, with 274 maximum engine HP, 235 rated HP

The Magnum 340.

● Magnum 260, with 298 maximum engine

HP, 257 rated HP ● Magnum 290, with 328 maximum engine

HP, 284 rated HP ● Magnum 315, with 357 maximum engine

HP, 311 rated HP ● Magnum 340, with 389 maximum engine

HP, 340 rated HP Magnum 235 through 340 models rely on a proven 8.7-litre engine. These engines, by Case IH sister company FPT Industrial, have fewer components and service requirements to maximize uptime and give customers more hours in the field each day. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Magnum tractor, Case IH is producing a limited number of silver Magnum 340 Powershift tractors. These commemorative tractors will be on display this year in South Africa.

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AN ANNUAL GUIDE to suppliers of equipment and services for agriculture and for the primary processing of produce. The first section of the Directory lists suppliers under classification of their products and services. The second section lists alphabetically company addresses and local distributors. The third section lists agents and distributors in Africa geographically. The Directory has been compiled from information submitted by the companies concerned. While every care has been taken to avoid errors and omissions, they may occur; the Editor would like to be notified of these so that the 2013 edition of the Directory can be kept up to date.

Suppliers’ Listings start on page 38 Agents Listings start on page 45

Classified Listings Agricultural Consultancies ICS France Valtra Inc. - Africa Agricultural Projects ICS France Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. Symaga SA

Cassava Processing Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd.

Disinfectants Intraco Ltd. n.v Laprovet Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd.

Centre Pivot Equipment Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. Valmont Irrigation

Drills Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A

Agrochemicals - General Bell Laboratories Inc. Priya Chemicals

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Feed Processing Plants Alvan Blanch Development Ltd.

Cocoa Production Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Industrias Colombo Ltda.

Animal Health Products Bell Laboratories Inc. Ceva Sant Animale Kemin Industries SA Laprovet Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG PelGar International Ltd Priya Chemicals Socorex Isba SA Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Antioxidants Kemin Industries SA Applicators for Granular Insecticides, Herbicides Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Automatic Chain Feeders Big Dutchman International GmbH ULV Spraying Equipment Goizper, S. Coop. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Swingtec GmbH Breeding Compact Seeds and Clones SA Egg Layer Parent Breeders Brown Verbeek Hatchery Holland Bulk Storage Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Buhler GmbH Chief Industries UK Ltd. Symaga SA Cages & Batteries Big Dutchman International GmbH Crop Drying and Ventilation Alvan Blanch Development Ltd.

Coffee Processing, Handling & Storage Industrias Colombo Ltda. Swingtec GmbH Computers & IT Equipment Big Dutchman International GmbH Conveyors and Elevators Awila Anlagenbau GmbH Big Dutchman International GmbH Buhler GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Kepler Weber Industrial SA Mills Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Big Dutchman International GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Cotton Handling & Storage Swingtec GmbH Crop Handling & Storage Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Chief Industries UK Ltd. PelGar International Ltd Swingtec GmbH Crop Protection Equipment Jacto/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Montana Swingtec GmbH Cultivators - Tined Briggs & Stratton AG Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A TATU Marchesan Implementos SA Cultivators - Rotary PEL-tuote Oy Chicks - Day Old Verbeek Hatchery Holland

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Drinking Systems Big Dutchman International GmbH Dryers Almex b.v Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Kepler Weber Industrial SA Egg Collection Big Dutchman International GmbH Egg Layers Verbeek Hatchery Holland Egg Processing Equipment OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers Electronic Monitoring & Control Valmont Irrigation Weighing Equipment Big Dutchman International GmbH Weighing - Sack Filling Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Coolers - Environmental Big Dutchman International GmbH Milling & Mixing Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Awila Anlagenbau GmbH Big Dutchman International GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Feedstuffs Kemin Industries SA Feed Additives Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Intraco Ltd. n.v Kemin Industries SA Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Priya Chemicals Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Feed Concentrates Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Intraco Ltd. n.v

Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Feed Flavours Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Feed Premixes Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Intraco Ltd. n.v Kemin Industries SA Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Feed Supplements Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Feed Ingredients Intraco Ltd. n.v Feeding Systems Big Dutchman International GmbH Fertilisers Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Yara Africa Horticultural Fertilisers Yara Africa Soluble Fertilisers Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Yara Africa Hydroponic Fertilisers Priya Chemicals Foliar Fertilisers Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Priya Chemicals Yara Africa Trace Elements Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Yara Africa Fertiliser Spreaders Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A TATU Marchesan Implementos SA Fish Farming Socorex Isba SA Fish Feeds - General Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Fogging Machines Big Dutchman International GmbH Swingtec GmbH

Food Processing Equipment F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH Forestry Equipment Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Sampo Rosenlew Ltd. Valtra Inc. - Africa Briquetting Plants Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Generating Sets Briggs & Stratton AG Grain - Drying & Ventilation Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Buhler GmbH Chief Industries UK Ltd. Master Farm Services (GB) Ltd. Grain - Handling, Cleaning & Processing Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Awila Anlagenbau GmbH Buhler GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Chief Industries UK Ltd. F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH Master Farm Services (GB) Ltd. Mills - Grain F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Grain Moisture Testers Master Farm Services (GB) Ltd. Mills - Grinding Buschhoff GmbH Groundnut Cleaning & Other Plant Industrias Colombo Ltda. Groundnut Handling Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Industrias Colombo Ltda. Mills - Hammer Awila Anlagenbau GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Industrias Machina Zaccaria S/A Kepler Weber Industrial SA Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Harrows

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Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. John Deere (Pty) Ltd. PEL-tuote Oy Harvesting Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. John Deere (Pty) Ltd. Montana New Holland Agriculture Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. PEL-tuote Oy Sampo Rosenlew Ltd. Hatchers OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers Petersime nv Hatcheries OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers Petersime nv Hatchery Supplies Petersime nv Horticultural Equipment & Machinery Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. ICS France Micron Group Swingtec GmbH Hydraulic Components Sampo Rosenlew Ltd.

Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Poettinger Pelleting Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Kepler Weber Industrial SA Pig Equipment Symaga SA Pig Feed Priya Chemicals Pig Feeding/Drinking Equipment Big Dutchman International GmbH Pig Flooring Big Dutchman International GmbH Pig Housing Big Dutchman International GmbH Plant Protection Chemicals Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Planters Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. John Deere (Pty) Ltd. New Holland Agriculture Poettinger TATU Marchesan Implementos SA

Incubators OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers Petersime nv

Ploughs - Disc Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd.

Insecticides PelGar International Ltd

Poultry Consultancy Services Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd.

Integrated Pest Management Bell Laboratories Inc. Omex Agrifluids Ltd. PelGar International Ltd Swingtec GmbH Irrigation Equipment ICS France Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. Valmont Irrigation

Poultry Equipment/Handling OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd. Poultry Feeding Big Dutchman International GmbH Priya Chemicals Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd.

Land Clearing Equipment TATU Marchesan Implementos SA

Poultry Equipment - Drinking Big Dutchman International GmbH

Grasscutting Machines Lawn Briggs & Stratton AG

Poultry Health Products Ceva Sant Animale Laprovet Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd. Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd.

Maize Shellers Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Micronutrients Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Priya Chemicals Milk Replacers Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International

Grasscutting Machines Forage

Poultry Housing Big Dutchman International GmbH Symaga SA Poultry Projects, Integrated Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd. Public Health Bell Laboratories Inc. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Swingtec GmbH Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Pumps Briggs & Stratton AG

Rice Processing & Milling Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH Industrias Machina Zaccaria S/A

TATU Marchesan Implementos SA

Cotton Montana

Sugar Cubing Machinery Valtra Inc. - Africa

Bale Handling Equipment Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd.

Rice Threshers Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd.

Tillage Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A

Rodenticides Bell Laboratories Inc. PelGar International Ltd Palletizers Big Dutchman International GmbH Salt Blocks Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Ploughs - Mouldboard John Deere (Pty) Ltd. Poettinger Seed Compact Seeds and Clones SA ICS France Seed production Compact Seeds and Clones SA Seed Cleaning Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Industrias Colombo Ltda. Seed Planting Equipment Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Seed Treatment Priya Chemicals Silos Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Awila Anlagenbau GmbH Big Dutchman International GmbH Buhler GmbH Buschhoff GmbH Chief Industries UK Ltd. Kepler Weber Industrial SA Symaga SA Sprayers Goizper, S. Coop. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Jacto/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A New Holland Agriculture Sprayers - Crop Goizper, S. Coop. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Jacto/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Micron Group Montana Spraying Nozzles & Components Goizper, S. Coop. Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd. Jacto/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Micron Group Stored Products Protection Swingtec GmbH Sugar Cane Equipment Case IH

Threshing Machines Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd.

Tractors Case IH John Deere (Pty) Ltd. Montana New Holland Agriculture Same Deutz Fahr Valtra Inc. - Africa Tractors - Spare Parts/Attachments Case IH New Holland Agriculture Same Deutz Fahr Turnkey Operations Petersime nv Turnkey Operations Agricultural/Industrial Schemes Valmont Irrigation Vaccines Ceva Sant Animale Laprovet Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Ventilating Equipment Big Dutchman International GmbH Veterinary Products/Equipment General Laprovet Socorex Isba SA Vitamins, Minerals & Proteins Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Priya Chemicals Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Waste Disposal Equipment Big Dutchman International GmbH Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. Pig Health Products Socorex Isba SA Weighers - Animal Big Dutchman International GmbH Cultivators Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. PEL-tuote Oy Poettinger

Extruders for Food, Feed Almex b.v Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Expanders for Animal Feed Almex b.v Plastic Flooring, Poultry Big Dutchman International GmbH Roll-out Nests Big Dutchman International GmbH Forage Harvesters Case IH New Holland Agriculture Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Poettinger Extrusion Processing Equipment Almex b.v Oil Extraction Equipment Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Agricultural Equipment General Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd. Briggs & Stratton AG Case IH ICS France Micron Group New Holland Agriculture Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. PEL-tuote Oy Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. Valmont Irrigation Valtra Inc. - Africa Weed Control Goizper, S. Coop. Medicators Big Dutchman International GmbH Exhibitions and Conferences HPP International Group b.v VNU Exhibitions Europe / VIV Asia Trade Shows HPP International Group b.v VNU Exhibitions Europe / VIV Asia

Fruit Processing Alvan Blanch Development Ltd. Rice Parboilers F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH Industrias Machina Zaccaria S/A

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Suppliers’ Listings Agents:

South Africa - Pathogen & Environmental Solutions

Almex b.v

Awila Anlagenbau GmbH

PO Box 150, Zutphen, 7200 The Netherlands Tel: +31 57 5572666 Fax: +31 57 5572727 Web: E-mail:

Dillen 1, Lastrup, 49688 Germany Tel: +49 4472 8920 Fax: +49 4472 892220 Web: E-mail:

Bessemer (Pty)

Alvan Blanch Development Ltd.

Baldan/Pan Trade Services Ltd.

Chelworth, Malmesbury Wiltshire, SN16 9SG, UK Tel: +44 1666 577333 Fax: +44 1666 577339 Web: E-mail:

1st Floor, 510 Centennial Park Centennial Avenue, Elstree Borehamwood, WD6 3FG United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 80901072 Fax: +44 20 89593319 Web: E-mail:

Big Dutchman International GmbH


Benin - Alvan Blanch Nigeria

Arion Fasoli S.r.l. Via Lavagnone, 8/A Centenaro di Lonato, Brescia 25010, Italy Tel: +39 030 9103513 Fax: +39 030 9103526 Web: E-mail:

Bell Laboratories Inc. Chaucer House, Chaucer Road Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1LN United Kingdom Tel: +44 1787 379295 Fax: +44 1787 883353 Web: E-mail:


PO Box 4102, Luipaardsvlei 1743, South Africa Tel: +27 11 7625341/7625342 Fax: +27 11 7625345 Web:

Auf der Lage 2, Vechta 49377 Germany Tel: +49 4447 8010 Fax: +49 4447 801237 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Algeria - Mecafa Algerie Egypt - Commercial Group Edward Y. Nekhela & Co. Libya - Tasharukiat Agriculture Technology Co. Morocco - Agri-Art Senegal - Soproda South Africa - Big Dutchman South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Tunisia - Societe Partners Karim Louafi

Africa/Mid East Regional Offices PO Box 54494 No. 416 3rd Wing Dubai Airport Free Zone Dubai United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 2994944 Fax: +971 4 2994614 Web: Agents:

Botswana - The Equipment Centre Egypt - General International Ethiopia - Hagbes Private Limited Company Gambia - Gambia Horticultural Enterprises Ghana - Agria Machinery Services Ghana - Altraco, Ltd. Kenya - Car & General (Kenya) Ltd Malawi - New City Centre Malawi - Toppers Hardware & Electrical Supplies Morocco - Le Monde Du Jardin Mozambique - ABC Trading Lda Total Namibia - Cymot (Pty) Ltd Nigeria - Hortico Works Nig. Ltd. Nigeria - Chizen Machine Tools Ltd Nigeria - Chehab Nigeria Limited Senegal - Matforce Tanzania - Car & General Trading Limited Tanzania - Intermech Engineering Limited Uganda - Car & General (Uganda) Ltd Zambia - Sawpower Co. Ltd Zimbabwe - Sawpower Blades

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BUYERS’ GUIDE Buhler GmbH Eichstätter Straße 49 Beilngries, 92339 Germany Tel:+49 8461 7010 Fax:+49 8461 701133 E-mail:grain-logistics@ Agents:

South Africa - Buhler (Pty) Ltd.

Algeria - Compagnie Algerienne de Services Ethiopia - MGK Makonnen Kenya - CMC Holdings Ltd. Libya - Al Fath Mauritius - Iframac Ltd. Morocco - S.O.M.M.A./Auto-Hall Reunion - Foucque - Voccalease South Africa - Northmec South Africa - Northmec (South Africa) Uganda - CMC Holdings Ltd. Zambia - Big Red Ltd.

Ceva Sant Animale

Buschhoff GmbH Kruppstrasse 44 Ahlen, 59227 Germany Tel: +49 2382 80840 Fax: +49 2382 808420 Web: E-mail:

La Ballastiere BP-126 Libourne Cedex 33501 France Tel: +33 5 57554040 Fax: +33 5 57554198 Web: E-mail:

Charles Stewart Day Old Chicks Case IH CNH International Riva Paradiso 14 Paradiso - Lugano 6902 Switzerland Tel: +41 9198 53811 Web: E-mail:

Fax: +506 225 72667 Web: E-mail:


PO Box 5914 Limbe Malawi Tel: +265 99 9962111 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Tanzania - Farmers Centre Tanzania - Songwe Hatchery

Challenger c/o AGCO Ltd., Abbey Park Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2TQ, United Kingdom Tel: +44 2476 694400 Fax: +44 2476 852495 Web: Agents

Escorts Agri Machinery Group 18/4, Mathura Road, Faridabad 121007, India Tel: +91 129 2284911 Fax: +91 129 2268876 Web: E-mail:

South Africa - Barloworld Agriculture Uganda - Farm Engineering Ind. Ltd. Kenya - Farm Engineering Industries Ltd. Mozambique - Barloworld Equipamentos

F.H. Schule Muehlenbau GmbH

Chief Industries UK Ltd. Beckingham Business Park Tolleshunt Major, Maldon, Essex CM9 8LZ, United Kingdom Tel: +44 1621 868944 Fax: +44 1621 868955 Web: E-mail:

Dieselstrasse 5-9, Reinbek 21465, Germany Tel: +49 40 72771700 Fax: +49 40 72771710 Web: E-mail:


Compact Seeds and Clones SA PO Box 30, San Jos, 1000 Costa Rica Tel: +506 225 72666

c/o AGCO Ltd., Abbey Park Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2TQ United Kingdom Tel: +44 24 76851348 Fax: +44 24 76852591 Web:

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Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International Frank Wright Ltd., Blenheim House Blenheim Road Ashbourne Derbyshire England DE6 1HA United Kingdom Tel: +44 1335 341108 Fax: +44 1335 341169 Web: E-mail: jason.flint@

Industrial Power Generation Ltd.

John Deere (Pty) Ltd.

7c Carcroft Enterprise Park Carcroft, Doncaster, DN6 8DD United Kingdom Tel: +44 1302 722888 Fax: +44 1302 721202 Web:

38 Oscar Street, Boksburg South Africa Tel: +27 11 4372600 Web: E-mail:

Industrias Colombo Ltda.

Angola - LonAgro Botswana - Techno Feeds Cameroon - Speed Appro (Tuleu) Congo - GN Lemai (Tuleu) Congo.D.R - SDI-AG Cote D’ Ivoire - Lassire Industrie (Tuleu) Ethiopia - Gedeb Engineering Gabon - APC-AG Gabon (Tuleu) Ghana - Amank Kenya - TATA Africa Holdings Ltd. (Kenya) Kenya - Terra Spares - Nakuru Liberia - RMA Liberia Ltd. (Tuleu) Madagascar - Henri Fraise Malawi - Costantini and Co. Mauritius - Smag Ltee Mozambique - Trak-Auto - Beira Mozambique - Trak-Auto - Maputo Namibia - Hoffmanns Nigeria - TATA Nigeria Reunion - Gamm Agri Senegal - CCBM (Tuleu) Swaziland - SwaziTrac Tanzania - LonAgro (South Sudan) Tanzania - LonAgro (Tanzania) Uganda - TATA Uganda Ltd. Zambia - Afgri (Zambia) Zimbabwe - Afgri (Zimbabwe)

c/o Valtrac Pty Ltd. cnr. of Water and Buiten street Parys, Free State, South Africa Tel: +27 56 8177308 Fax: +27 56 8177329 Web: E-mail:

Goizper, S. Coop. C/ Antigua 4 Antzuola (Gipuzkoa) 20577, Spain Tel: +34 943 786000 Fax: +34 943 766008 Web: E-mail:

Industrias Machina Zaccaria S/A

Guarany Ind. Com. Ltd.

Pankaj Plaza - 1, Plot No.2 Karkardooma Community Centre Commercial Complex, New Delhi 110 092, India Tel: +91 11 22373785/89/91 Fax: +91 11 22377472/0492 Web: E-mail:

Rod Waldomiro Correa Camargo km 56.5, Itu-SP, 13308-200 Brazil Tel: +55 11 21188408 Web: Agents:

Angola - Sheba Comercio and Industria Limitada Kenya - Brazafric Enterprises Ltd. Rwanda - Brazafric Enterprises (Rw) Ltd. South Africa - Rovic & Leers (Pty) Ltd. Sudan - DAL Engineering Co. Ltd. Tanzania - Brazafric Enterprises (Tz) Ltd. Uganda - Brazafric Enterprises (Ug) Ltd. Zambia - Minelands Agric Develp Services Ltd. Zimbabwe - Haingate Investments Pvt. Ltd.

HPP International Group b.v Saxen Weimarlaan 54hs Amstrerdam, 1075 The Netherlands Tel: +31 20 6622482 Fax: +31 20 6752326 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Ethiopia - HPP Exhibition Service PLC

ICS France ZA Croix Fort - 12 Rue du Soleil La Jarrie, 17220, France Tel: +33 5 46352828 Fax: +33 5 46352829 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Algeria - Green Coop SARL Egypt - ICS Agri Egypt Madagascar - ITA Group Mali - ICS Agri Mali Senegal - Terragrisen Sudan - Frentec

Rua Laranjal, 180, Limeira/SP 13484-016, Brazil Tel: +55 19 34045721 Web:

International Tractors Limited


Meir 24, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium Tel: +32 3 2269850 Fax: +32 3 2269852 Web: E-mail:

Unit XP002, Weightbridge Road Modderfontein Industrial Complex South Africa Tel: +27 11 6052633 Fax: +27 11 6052637 Web: Email:

Kenchic Limited ISA Institut de Sélection Animale b.v PO Box 114, Spoorstraat 69 Boxmeer, 5831CK The Netherlands Tel: +31 485 801911 Fax: +31 485 801912 Web: E-mail:

Exsan House Enterprise Road Opposite Kobil Petrol Station, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2301518/20 Fax: +254 20 3560101 Web: E-mail:

Kepler Weber Industrial SA

Jacto/Pan Trade Services Ltd. 1st Floor, 510 Centennial Park Centennial Avenue, Elstree Borehamwood, WD6 3FG, UK Tel: +44 20 80901072 Fax: +44 20 89593319 Web: E-mail:

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Kenya - Laprovet

Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG Heinz-Lohmann-Strasse 4, Germany Tel: +49 4 7217470 Fax: +49 4 721747105 Web: E-mail: Agents:

South Africa - Lohmann Animal Health SA (Pty) Ltd.

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Mahindra Powerol Brand, Gate No.2 Akurli Road, Kandivali East Mumbai, 400101, India Tel: +91 22 66483824/ 67504023 Web:

Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A

Kemin Industries SA

Intraco Ltd. n.v

7 rue du Tertreau - Arche d’Oe 2 Notre Dame D’Oe, 37390, France Tel: +33 2 47626090 Fax: +33 2 47491380 Web: E-mail:

Avenida Dom Pedro II, No. 135 Conjunto 401, Higien polis Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul 90550-970, Brazil Tel: +55 51 33619615 Fax: +55 51 33418281 Web: E-mail:

Via Marcello 73, Campodarsego Padova, 35011, Italy Tel: +39 49 9289810 Fax: +39 49 9289900 Web: E-mail:

Massey Ferguson c/o AGCO Limited Abbey Park Stoneleigh, Kenilworth England, CV8 2TQ, UK Tel: +44 24 76851348 Fax: +44 24 76852591 Web: Agents:

Algeria - MAG Angola - Impor fica - Soc. Com. E Ind. Lda. Benin - Camin Auto Cameroon - Socada Congo.D.R - CFAO Motors RDC Cote D’Ivoire - CFAO Motors Cote Divoire Ethiopia - Ries Engineering Share Company France - Tractafric SNC Gabon - CFAO Motors, Gabon Ghana - Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd. Madagascar - Materiel Automobile Industriel Malawi - Farming & Engineering Services Ltd. Mauritius - Robert Le Maire Ltd. Morocco - Comicom Mozambique - Barloworld Equipamentos Nigeria - Dizengoff WA (Nigeria) Ltd. Reunion - Societe Foucque SA Sao Tome & Principle - CFAO Motors, Sao Tome South Africa - Barloworld Agriculture Sudan - El Nilein Engineering & Spare Parts Company Tanzania - FMD East Africa Ltd. Togo - CFAO Motors, Togo Tunisia - Le Materiel SA Zambia - Power Equipment Ltd. Zimbabwe - Farmec

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Master Farm Services (GB) Ltd. Bures Park, Colne Road Bures, Suffolk, CO8 5DJ, UK Tel: +44 1787 228450 Fax: +44 1787 229146 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Kenya - Farm Engineering Industries Ltd. Uganda - Farm Engineering Ind. Ltd.

Micron Group Bromyard Industrial Estate Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4HS, United Kingdom Tel: +44 1885 482397 Fax: +44 1885 483043 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Benin - Sotico Burkina Faso - Saphyto SA Cameroon - Fimex International Chad - Tchadco Cote D’Ivoire - Callivoire Ghana - Callighana Ltd. Kenya - Arysta Lifescience (K) Ltd. Malawi - Chemicals & Marketing Co. Ltd. Mali - MPC Mozambique - Agrifocus Limitada Niger - Agrimex Senegal - SPIA South Africa - Spray Dynamics C.C. Tanzania - Arysta Lifescience Tanzania Ltd.

Rua Francisco Dal Negro 3400, SJP, Parana, Brazil Tel: +55 41 21020200 Fax: +55 41 21020230 E-mail:

Nigeria - SCOA Nigeria Reunion - AGR Senegal - A.F.C.O. Senegal - Matforce - Senegal Seychelles - Hunt Deltel South Africa - New Holland South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Sudan - CTC Agrochemicals Co. Ltd. Tunisia - Le Moteur Diesel Uganda - CMC Holdings Ltd. Zimbabwe - William Bain & Co. Holding (Pvt) Ltd.

New Holland Agriculture CNH International Riva Paradiso 14 Paradiso - Lugano 6902 Switzerland Tel: +41 91 9853893 Fax: +41 91 9853647 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Algeria - Firme Algerienne du Tracteur Angola - COMFABRIL Congo.D.R - Ital Motors Cote D’Ivoire - ATC Comafrique S.A. Egypt - ECAD (Egyptian Company for Automation & Development) Eritrea - Biselex Eritrea Pvt. Ltd. Ethiopia - MOENCO Ghana - International Automobile Ltd. Kenya - CMC Holdings Ltd. Libya - Al Fath Madagascar - MATECHMAD Malawi - CFAO Group Mauritainia - Rim-Agri Mauritius - Axess Morocco - S.O.M.M.A./Auto-Hall Mozambique - Tecnica Industrial


Benin - Stiea SARL (Benin) Cameroon - Africaware SA (Cameroon) Chad - Africaware SA (Chad) Cote D’Ivoire - Challenges SARL Cote D’Ivoire - Univers Tropic Company SARL Ghana - Divine Business Ventures Ltd. Mali - Distribu_Com Niger - Agro Niger Consult SARL Nigeria - Gatco Chempharm Ltd. Togo - Monfith SARL U Togo - Stiea SARL (Togo)

PEL-tuote Oy Nogueira/Pan Trade Services Ltd. 1st Floor 510 Centennial Park Centennial Avenue Elstree Borehamwood WD6 3FG UK Tel: +44 20 80901072/89593169 Fax: +44 20 89593319 Web: E-mail:

OAKEN Commercial Incubators & Hatchers 3 Main Street West Wilts Trading Estate Westbury Wiltshire BA13 4JU United Kingdom Tel: +44 1373 825602 Web: E-mail:

Seppälänsalmentie 181 Rantasalmi 58900 Finland Tel: +358 40 5688115 Web: E-mail:

Petersime nv Centrumstraat 125 9870 Olsene (Zulte) Belgium Tel: +32 9 3889611 Fax: +32 9 3888458 Web: E-mail: Agents:

Egypt - Fat Hens Nigeria - Chi Ltd. South Africa - Spartan Equipment


Omex Agrifluids Ltd. Saddlebow Road King’s Lynn Norfolk PE34 3JA UK Tel: +44 1553 817500 Fax: +44 1553 817501 Web: E-mail:

Industriegelande 1 A-4710 Grieskirchen Austria Tel: +43 7248 6000 Fax: +43 7248 6002511 Web: E-mail: Agents:

South Africa - Valtrac (Pty) Ltd.

Priya Chemicals

P. de Heus en Zonen Greup b.v PO Box 1529 Oud Beijerland, 3260BA Holland Tel: +31 186 612333 Web: E-mail:

PelGar International Ltd Unit 13 Newman Lane, Alton Hampshire, GU34 2QR United Kingdom Tel: +44 1420 80744 Fax: +44 1420 80733 Web: E-mail:

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2, Larissa 396 - B Off. Sitladevi Temple Road Mahim Mumbai 400 016 India Tel: +91 22 24449379/ 24460419/20 Fax: +91 22 24449459 Web: E-mail:

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BUYERS’ GUIDE Silos Cordoba S.L.

Reinke Manufacturing Company Inc. National Sales Office 5325 Reinke Road, Deshler Nebraska, 68340, USA Tel: +1 402 3657251 Fax: +1 402 3654370 Web:

Imprenta de la Alborada Parc. 226 Pol. Ind. Las Quemadas Cordoba 14014 Spain Tel: +34 957 325165 Fax: +34 957 325473 Web: E-mail:


Egypt - East Owainat Co For Agricultural Development Mauritius - Sotravic Ltee Mozambique - Ejl Engineering Nigeria - Millenium Benefits LLC South Africa - Danamix Cc South Africa - Turf Ag Products (Pty) Ltd. Swaziland - Swaziland International Irrigation

Rome Plow Company LLC PO Box 48, 475 Sixth Street Cedartown, GA 30125, USA Tel: +1 770 7484450 Web:

Rubberex (M) Sdn. Bhd. Lot 138201, Off 3/4 Mile Jalan Bercham, Kawasan Perindustrian Bercham 31400 Ipoh Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia Tel: +60 5 5482723 Fax: +60 5 5482726 Web:

Socorex Isba SA PO Box 1024 CH-1024 Ecublens-VD Switzerland Tel: +41 21 6516000 Fax: +41 21 6516001 Web:

Algeria - SARL Agro Industrie Angola - C. Woermann GmbH and Co. Cote D’Ivoire - Semat Services and Mat Egypt - El Deyab Agriculture Ethiopia - Adeb Engeeniring and Trading P.L.C. Ethiopia - Hagbes P.L.C. Kenya - Sametract Cassini and Tonolo Ltd. Mauritius - Scomat Ltee Morocco - Stokvis Nord Afrique Mozambique - Centrocar SA Nigeria - Autobahn Techniques Ltd. Reunion - Gammagri South Africa - Eqstra Industrial and Agri Equipment Sudan - D.I.B Indusry Co. Ltd. Tunisia - Ets M Loukil Et Cie Tunisia - Inter-Parts Tunisia - Mediterranean Equipment

PO Box 1322 Achener Weg 59 88307 Isny Germany Tel: +49 7562 7080 Fax: +49 7562 708111 Web: E-mail:

PO Box 50, Konepajanranta 2A Pori, 28101, Finland Tel: +358 207 550555 Fax: +358 2 6326546 Web: E-mail:


Angola - Agrozootec Lda Ethiopia - Ries Engineering Share Company Ghana - Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd. Kenya - Valtract - Cassini & Tonolo Ltd. Mozambique - Sotema Lda South Africa - Valtrac (Pty) Ltd. Sudan - Sutrac Ltd. Tanzania - Tanzania Farmers Service Centre (TFSC) Zambia - TractorZam Limited Zimbabwe - Farmec

Postbus 11 6740 AA Lunteren The Netherlands Tel: +31 31 8578250 Fax: +31 31 8482411 Web: E-mail:

Valmont Irrigation

Algeria - SARL SANG & SEVE Angola - Sheba Comercio and Industria Limitada Congo - Chimie Afrique Congo Cote D’Ivoire - ALM Afrique de l’Ouest Egypt - Starchem for Services Gabon - GCIAE Gabonaise de Chimie Guinea - Saref International Kenya - Hardi Kenya Limited Mauritius - Blychem Limited Nigeria - U-Mond Ltd. Reunion - S.D.A.P.S. Sarl Seychelles - Michaud Pest Control (Pty) Ltd. Sudan - Gaddris Trading Co. Ltd. Tunisia - Société Nouvelle du Comptoir CIBO Zimbabwe - Fumigation Services


Symaga SA C/Azcona, 37 Planta Baja Spain Tel: +34 91 7264304 Fax: +34 91 3611594 Web: E-mail:

TATU Marchesan Implementos SA Sampo Rosenlew Ltd.

Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd.

Swingtec GmbH



Madison Place The Alphen Business Park Constantia Cape Town 7806 South Africa Tel: +27 11 9181362/76 1635490 Fax: +55 11 21188417 Web: E-mail:

Verbeek Hatchery Holland


Viale F. Cassani, 15, Treviglio 24047, Italy Tel: +39 363 4211 Fax: +39 363 421638 Web: E-mail:

Valtra Inc. - Africa

151 E Hwy 6 & AB Rd PO Box 1047 Hastings NB 68902-1047 USA Tel: +1 800 3304264 Fax: +1 800 3304268 Web: E-mail:

3 Hill Road Melville Johannesburg 2092 South Africa Tel: +27 11 6469870 Fax: +27 86 5810378 Web: E-mail:


Same Deutz Fahr

T-L Irrigation Company

c/o Valtrac Pty Ltd., cnr. of Water and Buiten street Parys, Free State South Africa Tel: +27 56 8177308 Fax: +27 56 8177329 Web: E-mail:

28800 Ida St. Valley, Nebraska 68064 USA Tel: +1 402 3592201 Fax: +1 402 3594948 Web: E-mail:

VNU Exhibitions Europe / VIV Asia


Algeria - IBC (Irrigation Business Consulting) Angola - Victest Cote D’Ivoire - Semat Gambia - B & W Farms Ltd. (coverage Gambia) Kenya - Aqua Valley Services Ltd. Libya - Technofarm Int. Ltd. Morocco - Socopim S.A. Senegal - Delta Irrigation Sierra Leone - Mountain Lion Equipment Ltd. South Africa - Amatola Irrigation South Africa - AP Algemene Boeredienste South Africa - Croc Valley Brits South Africa - Croc Valley Koedoeskop South Africa - Die Humansdorpse Kooperasie Ltd. Patensie South Africa - Elektrosure South Africa - Griekwaland Wes Kooperasie BPK South Africa - Groensirkel Besproeiing South Africa - ICM - Bethlemen South Africa - Inyoni Africa + Swaziland South Africa - Irritech Agencies International (Pty) Ltd South Africa - Loskop Valley Besproeiing South Africa - NWK Landmark South Africa - Overberg Agri South Africa - Sandveld Voorsieners South Africa - SKB Cradock South Africa - SKB George South Africa - SKB Jeffreys Bay South Africa - Spilkon Besproeiing South Africa - Tube and Product Distributors South Africa - Vaalharts Spilpuntdienste South Africa - Valley Irrigation of Southern Africa South Africa - Vrystaat Kooperasie Bpk Zambia - Zambian Irritech Limited Zimbabwe - Center Pivot Irrigation

PO Box 8800 3503 RV Utrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 30 2952700 Fax: +31 30 2952701 Web: E-mail:

Yara Africa The Pivot at Montecasino N°1 Montecasino Boulevard Fourways South Africa Tel: +27 11 119230 Fax: +27 11 3884459 Web:

Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. Zagro Global Hub 5 Woodlands Terrace 738430 Singapore Tel: +65 67591811 Fax: +65 67591855 Web: E-mail: Agents:

South Africa - Zagro Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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Agent Listings Algeria Compagnie Algerienne de Services et d’Equipements Agricole 5 Rue Kanoun Idir Koubla Alger Tel: +213 2177 4316/ 233969/774299 Fax: +213 2177 4316 E-mail: casealgerie07@ Firme Algerienne du Tracteur 5 Rue Kanoun Idir Kouba Alger Tel: +213 2177 4316/233969 Fax: +213 2177 4316 E-mail: Green Coop SARL 40 El Amara - Cheraga Alger Web: IBC (Irrigation Business Consulting) Algiers Tel: +213 21 300208 MAG Z.I. Ouled Yaich, Blida, Blida Tel: +213 2 5438051 E-mail: Mecafa Algerie 01 rue de la paletine Rouiba Alger, 10600 Tel: +213 218 56641 Fax: +213 218 56641 E-mail: SARL Agro Industrie Zone Industrielle Desserte N. 03 Chetouane SARL SANG & SEVE Lot 212 No. 183 Ain Smara Constantine 25140 Tel: +213 31 974010/974000 Fax: +213 31 974474 E-mail: Angola

Impor fica - Soc. Com. E Ind. Lda. Rua Alameda Manuel VanDunen Ruq Ho-Chi Min No. 418 R/C Edificio do Centro Commercial “Chamavo”, Luanda Tel: +244 222 311831 Fax: +244 222 310105 E-mail: LonAgro Lonagro, Rua Rainha Ginga No 74, 13th Floor, Luanda Tel: +244 938 489328 E-mail: mario.ferreira@ Sheba Comercio and Industria Limitada Rua Ho Chi Min No. 19, Luanda Tel: +244 222 446676 Fax: +244 222 446672 Victest Ondgiva Tel: +244 92 2835509 Benin Alvan Blanch Nigeria PO Box 8348 52b Akhionbare Avenue Benin City Tel: +234 80 35860631 Fax: +234 52 258846 Web: E-mail: nathilolo@ Camin Auto PK4 Akpakpa Zone Industrielle Route de Porto-Novo PO Box 2636 RP, Cotonou Tel: +229 331256/5 Fax: +229 331255 E-mail: Sotico PO Box 06 - 2661 Tokplegbe Lot 79 PK 6 Cotonou Tel: +229 21 337366 Fax: +229 21 339119 E-mail:;

Agrozootec Lda Rua Amilcar Cabral 107 R/C Ingombota Luanda Tel: +244 92 8954831/ 933054141 E-mail: jose.alexandre.silva@ jose.possidonio@

Stiea SARL (Benin) 05 BP 592 LOME 05 a1 50 m des rails de Blitta au quartier Agbalepedogan Tel: +228 22 255484/ 90096506 E-mail:

C. Woermann GmbH and Co. GR. Reichenstrasse 27 Hamburg, D-20457

Techno Feeds Plot 22028, Takatokwane rd Gaborone Tel: +267 31 67238/ 71848141 E-mail:

COMFABRIL Estrada Nacional No. 14 Km.18 Zona Industrial de Viana Talh o 580/581, Viana Tel: +244 222 336393 Fax: +244 222 336390 E-mail:


The Equipment Centre Plot 20633 Block 3 Broadhurst Gabarone Tel: +267 3 500939 Email: theequipmentcentre@

Burkina Faso Saphyto SA PO Box 1390 Bobo Dioulasso Tel: +226 20972018 Fax: +226 20971375 E-mail: jacques.hommes@ Cameroon Africaware SA (Cameroon) PO Box 5584, Douala Av. King Akwa Imm. Marlboro Tel: +237 33094958 Fax: +237 33420557 Web: E-mail: dnyitoueke@ Fimex International PO Box 3224, Douala Tel: +237 3 392374/77707074 Fax: +237 3 392375 E-mail: hfosso@ Socada Boulevard du General Leclerc PO Box 4080, Douala Tel: +237 342 6410/99996642 Fax: +237 342 4260 E-mail: Speed Appro (Tuleu) Fax:+237 998 90023 E-mail:michabillet@ Chad Africaware SA (Chad) PO BOX 5584, Douala Av. King Akwa, Imm Marlboro Tel: +237 33094958 Fax: +237 33420557 Web: E-mail: dnyitoueke@ Tchadco PO Box 197, N’Djamena Tel: +235 510564 Fax: +235 510388 E-mail: Congo Chimie Afrique Congo PO Box 5521, Pointe Noire Tel: +242 5370535 E-mail: chimieafriquecongo@ GN LEMAI (Tuleu) Fax:+242 6 8603063 E-mail:europcarcongo@ Congo D.R. CFAO Motors RDC 17 Avenue des Poids Lourds PO Box 2200 Kinshasa Tel: +243 818840580 Fax: +243 8844779 E-mail:

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BUYERS’ GUIDE Ital Motors 1388 , route des Poids Lourds Kingabwa - Limete, Kinshasa Tel: +243 998635230 Fax: +243 991028637 E-mail: vincent.italmotors@gb SDI-AG Kinshasa Tel: +32 72 49080/ 473 453456 E-mail: Cote D’Ivoire ALM Afrique de l’Ouest 01 PO Box 3623 18 rue du Dr. Blanchard Abidjan 01 Tel: +225 21 249616 Fax: +225 21 258818 E-mail: ATC Comafrique S.A. Boulevard de Vridi, BP 3727 Abidjan, 01 Tel: +225 21 751675 Fax: +225 21 254509 E-mail: benoit.georges@ Callivoire 01 P.O Box 896 Rue Cl ment Ader - Zouga Abidjan 01 Tel: +225 21 256567/253625 Fax: +225 21 351282/244329 Web: E-mail: emmanuel.fillion@ CFAO Motors Cote Divoire Rue Pasteur, PO Box 2114 Abidjan 01 Tel: +225 21751111/7659097 Fax: +225 21751110 E-mail: Challenges SARL 08 BP 1177, Abidjan 08 Tel: +225 22 504499 Fax: +225 22 504499 E-mail: Lassire Industrie (Tuleu ) Fax:+225 7 692424 E-mail:f.lanes@ Semat 15 B.P.521, Abidjan Tel: +225 21 213191 Fax: +225 21 350390 E-mail: Semat Services and Mat 15 B.P., 521 Abidjan Univers Tropic Company SARL 01 BP 881, Abidjan 01 Tel: +225 22 014641/58 219686 E-mail: Egypt Commercial Group Edward Y. Nekhela & Co. 43, Ibrahim Nawar Street Zone 6 Nasr City, Cairo, 11391 Tel: +20 2 2710882 Fax: +20 2 2740844 E-mail:

East Owainat Co For Agricultural Development 25 Makka El Mokrama St. Dokki Tel: +20 3 7483553 E-mail: east.owainat@ ECAD (Egyptian Company for Automation & Development) 105 Abdel Aziz Al Seoud Street, Manial, Cairo, 11451 Tel: +20 2 3653118/3622516 Fax: +20 2 3621743 E-mail: El Deyab Agriculture 1, Elshaheed Sayed, Zakariah-El Sheraton Building, Heliopes Cairo Fat Hens PO Box 483 Moawya Street 10, Tanta Tel: +20 40 3311651/657 Fax: +90 40 3319803 E-mail: General International 47 Ramsis Street Cairo Tel: +20 2 5751200 ICS Agri Egypt Aprt 16, Bldg 12, Area No. 9 Masaken Sheraton Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: +20 2 22680974 E-mail: Starchem for Services Kilometer 28 Giza Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo Tel: +20 2 33440443 Fax: +20 2 33037880 E-mail: Eritrea Biselex Eritrea Pvt. Ltd. Tsegay Nigusse Street Asmara Tel: +291 1 127455/124414 Fax: +291 1 123974 E-mail: Ethiopia Adeb Engeeniring and Trading P.L.C. PO Box 3104 Saris, Behind Adeb Abeba Nefasilk Lafto Sub-City Kebele 10, House N. 1551 Addis Ababa Gedeb Engineering PO Box 1502, Kirkos, 19 House Num 211C Addis Ababa, 1110 Tel: + 251 114 664261/ 911 207218 E-mail: Hagbes P.L.C. PO Box 1044 Addis Ababa Hagbes Private Limited Company P.O. Box 1044 Addis Ababa Tel: +251 11 6638647 Email:

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HPP Exhibition Service PLC Debrezeit Road, Zefco Building 5th Floor, Addis Ababa Tel: +251 11 4169344 Fax: +251 11 4169345/ 46/ 47/ 48 Web: E-mail: juanpablo@ MGK Makonnen Akaki Kality Subcity House No. 108, Addis Ababa Tel: +251 11 4342853 Fax: +251 11 4342929 MOENCO Ring Road, Off Bole Road, Addis Ababa Tel: +251 1 613688 Fax: +251 1 611766 E-mail: Ries Engineering Share Company PO Box 1116, Debrezeit Road Addis Ababa Tel: +251 11 4420674/ 4421133/ 91 1250704/ +971 4 8877437 Fax: +251 11 4420667/ 4425133 E-mail: France Tractafric SNC 10 Rue Godefroy 92800 Puteaux, Paris Tel: +33 1 49064496 E-mail: Gabon APC-AG Gabon (Tuleu) BP 1018, Z.I. Oloumi Libreville Tel: +241 5 3154 69 E-mail: CFAO Motors, Gabon ZI Oloumi, PO Box 2181 Libreville Tel: +241 761066/5182470 Fax: +241 773627 E-mail: GCIAE Gabonaise de Chimie PO Box 20375 Zone Industrielle Doloumi Libreville Tel: +241 7 64899/20656 Fax: +241 7 47067 E-mail: Gambia B & W Farms Ltd. (coverage Gambia) Brandon (U.K) Tel: +44 184 2860610 Gambia Horticultural Enterprises 16 Mamadi Manjang Highway Old Jeshwang Tel: +22 7 785088 Email:

Ghana Agria Machinery Services C523/4 Downhill St. Kokolemle, Accra Tel: +233 21 222169 Email: Altraco, Ltd. Palmer House, Tudu Tudu, Accra Email: nanagyekum2000@ Amank House No. P85 Ankwa - Doboro, Near Nsawam Callighana Ltd. PO Box TT 503 Main Harbour Area Commercial Warehouse Road Tema Tel: +233 22 210650 Fax: +233 22 200408 E-mail: bhadonou@ Divine Business Ventures Ltd. PO Box 1822, Kaneshie Accra Tel: +233 244 376843/ 302 666388 Fax: +233 302 666393 E-mail: divinebuzventures@ International Automobile Ltd. Mitsubishi House Winneba Road PO Box 1346, Accra Tel: +233 21 229903 Fax: +233 21 223116 E-mail: Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd. No.2 Adjuma Crescent Ring Road West Ind Area PO Box 2086, Accra Tel: +233 21 910885/229312 Fax: +233 21 227366 E-mail: Guinea Saref International PO Box 3915, Conakry Tel: +224 64 202037 Fax: +1 419 8586989 E-mail: Kenya Aqua Valley Services Ltd. Naivasha Tel: +254 73 3641682 Arysta Lifescience (K) Ltd. Lengetia House 2nd Floor Likoni Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 722 602185 Fax: +254 20 3876165 E-mail: Brazafric Enterprises Ltd. Mudher Industrial Park Along Mombasa Rd., next to Soham Petrol Station, PO Box 76561 Nairobi, 00508 Tel: +254 20 2107247/ 54/59/7000 Fax: +254 20 2107263 Web:

Car & General (Kenya) Ltd Dunga Road Lusaka Road Nairobi Tel: +254 2 554500 Email: CMC Holdings Ltd. Hughes Agricultural Division Lusaka Road, Industrial Area PO Box 30060, Nairobi Tel: +254 20 650315 Fax: +254 20 650331 E-mail: CMC Holdings Ltd. Hughes Agricultural Division Lusaka Road, Industrial Area PO Box 30060, Nairobi Tel: +254 20 650315 Fax: +254 20 650331 E-mail: Farm Engineering Industries Ltd. Mombasa Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 733 638708 Hardi Kenya Limited PO Box 47409, Nairobi, 00100 Tel: +254 20 2384201 Fax: +254 20 2384206 E-mail: Laprovet Nairobi Tel: +254 772 283967 E-mail: Sametract Cassini and Tonolo Ltd. PO Box 14325, Bamburi Road Nairobi, 00800 TATA Africa Holdings Ltd. (Kenya) PO Box 5774-00200 Tata Africa House, Masai Road Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 202 604328/29/30/31 E-mail: Terra Spares - Nakuru PO Box 9641, Shimo Farm Near Shiners Girls High School Nakuru Tel: + 254 512 215140/ 722 896295 E-mail: terrasps@ Valtract - Cassini & Tonolo Ltd. Bamburi Road, Industrial Area PO Box 14325, Nairobi, 00800 Tel: +254 20 6533125/ 6533081/6537019/6537020/ 733 60293/722 204353 Fax: +254 20 551475 E-mail: Liberia RMA Liberia Ltd. (Tuleu) Corner of Center Street And U.N. Drive Monrovia Tel: +231 880 524974 E-mail:

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ICS Agri Mali Niarela Rue 376, Porte 1667 2eme Etage, Appt 18 Bamako Tel: +223 443 89215 Fax: +223 443 89215 E-mail:


Al Fath Gergaresh Road Tripoli Tel: +218 91 3245049/56 09649 Fax: +218 21 4775841/ 4778292 E-mail: sherif@ Tasharukiat Agriculture Technology Co. Gergarish Road Kilo 7 Tripoli Tel: +218 21 3336724 Fax: +218 21 3330669 Web: E-mail: Technofarm Int. Ltd. Tripoli Tel: +218 92 3782351 Madagascar Henri Fraise Henri Fraise Fils & Cie Route de Hydrocarbures B.P. 28 Antananarivo Tel: +261 20 2222721 E-mail: ITA Group BP 5098 Antananarivo Tel: +261 20 2224844 E-mail: MATECHMAD Rue Dr. Raseta Andraharo BP 139 Route de Majunga Madagascar 101 Tel: +22 61812/13 Fax: +261 20 2261462 E-mail: supply-mmb.eam@ Materiel Automobile Industriel PO Box 1516 Antananarivo Tel: +261 202 223339 Fax: +261 202 233729 E-mail: fschaffner@

CFAO Group Plot BC 1131 Kaoshung Road Top Mandala, Blantyre Tel: +265 1 880726 Fax: +265 1 677478 E-mail: pkhamisa@ Chemicals & Marketing Co. Ltd. PO Box 1230 Blantyre Tel: +265 1 870600/861 Fax: +265 1 871515 E-mail: pkhembo@ Costantini and Co. PO Box 40, Plot: 4/068 Kenyatta Drive, Lilongwe Tel: +265 1 753047/ 754136 E-mail: Farming & Engineering Services Ltd. PO Box 918 Kaohsiung Road Top Mandala Blantyre Tel: +265 1845906/1879111 Fax: +265 1645904 E-mail:

MPC B.P. 603, Quinzambougou 1892 Route de SOTUBA Bamako Tel: +223 20 213355 Fax: +223 20 213634 E-mail: Mauritainia Rim-Agri BP 4255, Nouakchott Mauritius Axess Grewals Lane, Les Pailles Tel: +230 2064300 Fax: +230 2863640 E-mail: Blychem Limited IBL Group, Industrial Zone Riche Terre Tel: +230 2039385 Fax: +230 2039351/52 E-mail: Iframac Ltd. Plaine Lauzun, BP 698, Port Louis Tel: +230 212 1842/43 Fax: +230 208 5809 E-mail:

New City Centre Unit 6 Yabhana Building Blantyre Tel: + 92 65 642714 Email: nccbt@ Toppers Hardware & Electrical Supplies 17 Haile Selassie Road Blantyre Tel: +265 1 822981 Email: Mali Distribu_Com Rue 291, Porte 498 Hippodrome Avenue Nelson Mandela BP 2784 Bamako Tel: +223 20 211154/667 21429 E-mail:

Robert Le Maire Ltd. Camp Chapelon, Pailes Tel: +230 2125488 Fax: +230 2125490 E-mail: Scomat Ltee Grewals, Lane Pailles, Ile Maurice Smag Ltee Volcy De Senneville St. Camp Chapelon, Pailes Tel: +230 2 110112 E-mail: Sotravic Ltee Royal Road, Coromandel Tel: +230 2337557 E-mail:

Agrifocus Limitada Av. 25 de Setembro Edificio Time Square Bloco 2, 1 Andar, Maputo Tel: +258 21 303433 Fax: +258 21 303665 E-mail: ricardo.sequeira@

Morocco Agri-Art 38, Rue el jadida Hay Ouedd Temara, 12000 Tel: +212 5 37643061 Fax: +212 5 37643578 E-mail:

Barloworld Equipamentos Av Romao Fernades Farinha Nrs 156 E 160, Maputo E-mail:

Comicom Route desserte des usines autoroute Casablanca Rabat Tel: +212 2 2302211/ 522764545 Fax: +212 2 2306082 E-mail: n.boukhatem@

Centrocar SA Rua Vilar do Senhor n° 461 4455-213 Lavra, Matosinhos

Le Monde Du Jardin Quartier Des Hopitaux Casablanca Tel: +212 2 2861693 Email: S.O.M.M.A./Auto-Hall Chemin Ain Borja Quartier Beausite Ain Sebaa Casablanca Tel: +212 22 344661 Fax: +212 26 63645 E-mail: Socopim S.A. Societe de Realisations Mecaniques 5, rue Amir Abdelkadir Casablanca 20300 Tel: +212 55 2601060 Fax: +212 22 621588 E-mail: mohammed.derouichi@ Stokvis Nord Afrique Lot 1711-Z.I Ouled Salah Comune Rural Oulet Salah Bouskoura-BP 2183 Bouskoura Casablanca Maroc Mozambique

Ejl Engineering EN6 Tembwe, Chimoio Tel: +258 251 23561 E-mail: Sotema Lda Av de Mocambique No. 4488/4524 Caixa Postal No. 378 Maputo Tel: +258 21470398/ 827848790 Fax: +258 21471017 E-mail: Tecnica Industrial Av. Samora Machel 47 Maputo Tel: +258 1 428415 Fax: +258 1 320127 E-mail: Trak-Auto - Beira Tel: +258 23 353003/ 843 986323 E-mail: Trak-Auto - Maputo Avininda Pauline Santos Gil 56 Maputo Tel: +258 84 3981084/ 3012858 E-mail: rob.hayworth@ Namibia

ABC Trading Lda Total Av Josina Machel 894 Maputo Tel: +258 21 309279 Email: motoserras@

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BUYERS’ GUIDE Hoffmanns Hage Geingob Str. 8 Otjiwarongo Tel: +264 67 302738/812 426902 E-mail: Niger Agrimex PO Box 10091, Niamey Tel: +227 20 740481 Fax: +227 20 740748 E-mail: Agro Niger Consult SARL BP 11 558, Niamey Tel: +227 20 352350/21 381060/61/96962227 E-mail: Nigeria Autobahn Techniques Ltd. 348 Ikorodu Road Maryland, Lagos Ikeja Boulos Enterprises Plot 10, Block D Acme Road Ikeja, Lagos Tel: +234 1 4920156 E-mail: Chehab Nigeria Limited 7b, Kudirat Abiola Road, Ikeja Lagos Tel: +234 1 7758558 Email: Chi Ltd. 14, Chivita Avenue PO Box 2978, Ikeja, Lagos Tel: +234 1 4520592 Fax: +234 1 4520980 Web: E-mail: Chizen Machine Tools Ltd F 345 Alaba International Market Lagos Tel: +234 802 906263 Email: Dizengoff WA (Nigeria) Ltd. PO Box 340, 28 Creek Road Apapa, Lagos Tel: +234 1 4600100/5875990 Fax: +234 1 4600111 E-mail: Gatco Chempharm Ltd. PO Box 7712, Secretariat Ibidan, Ibidan Oyo State 200004 Tel: +234 805 3795251/809 1081450 E-mail: Hortico Works Nig. Ltd. Hortico House, Floral Acre Ipaja, Lagos Tel: +234 1 7740517 Email: Millenium Benefits LLC W M Agro International, Ltd Plot 1, 121 Crescent Kado Estate Tel: +234 803 3025366 E-mail:

SCOA Nigeria 157, Isolo Oshodi Expressway Isolo Ind. Area Mushin, Lagos Tel: +234 1 4521774 Fax: +234 1 4521539 E-mail: TATA Nigeria Plot C89 Amuwo Odofin Industrial Layout, Lagos, Nigeris Tel: +234 816 927304 E-mail: U-Mond Ltd. PO Box 4032, 34 Olufemi Road Surulere, Lagos Tel: +234 1 8023135748 Fax: +234 1 830581 E-mail: Reunion AGR Z.I. No. 3 19, Av. Charles Isautier St. Pierre Cedex, 97456 Tel: +262 262962500 Fax: +262 262252564 E-mail: Foucque - Voccalease 69 Boulevard du Chaudron Sainte Clotilde, 97490 Tel: +262 262 444865 Fax: +262 262 482461 E-mail: Gamm Agri Ouest Agri 5, Rue Maximin Lucas 97425 Les Avirons Tel: +262 262 382611 E-mail: dominique.hoarau@ Gammagri 5, Rue Maxmim Lucas 9/425 Les Avirons Web: S.D.A.P.S. Sarl 40 Grd Fond Interieur Entre Deux, 97414 Tel: +262 262 395500/ 692346181 Fax: +262 262 396145/ 452056 E-mail: Societe Foucque SA 69 Boulevard Du Chaudron 97490 Sainte Clotilde Tel: +262 262488787 Fax: +262 262488799 E-mail: Rwanda Brazafric Enterprises (Rw) Ltd. Nyarutarama Road Opp. Golf Course Junction PO Box 4757, Kigali Tel: +250 8493887/ 788511991/5127550 Web: Sao Tome & Principle CFAO Motors, Sao Tome CP 605 Tel: +229 2222973 E-mail:

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Senegal A.F.C.O. Point de Colobane Dakar Tel: +221 8 321111 Fax: +221 8 321965 E-mail: CCBM (Tuleu) PO Box 55086 Metairie LA 70055-5086 Tel: +221 77 9961843 E-mail: Delta Irrigation Saint Louis Tel: +221 33 9619998 Matforce 10 Avenue Faidherbe Dakar Tel: +221 77 4456377 Email: Soproda Z.L. 3 Rue de l’Industrie Rebais, region 8 77510 Tel: +33 1 64209440 Fax: +33 1 64209123 Web: E-mail: SPIA V.D.N. - Face Foire Lot No. 13, En Face du Cices Dakar Tel: +221 33 8693269 Fax: +221 33 8693279 Web: E-mail: Terragrisen Dakar E-mail: Seychelles

Barloworld Agriculture 136 Main Reef Road Boksburg North 1461 Boksburg Tel: +27 11 8980450/8980077 Fax: +27 11 8980493 E-mail: Big Dutchman South Africa (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 276 Edenvale, Tvl. 1610 Tel: +27 11 4521154 Fax: +27 11 6094908 Web: E-mail: Buhler (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 551 Johannesburg Tel:+27 11 8013500 Fax:+27 11 8013567/3503 E-mail:buhler.johannesburg@ Croc Valley Brits Brits, 0250 Tel: +27 12 2526854 Croc Valley Koedoeskop Koedoeskop Tel: +27 14 7850648 Danamix Cc Stikland 7532 Cape Town Tel: +27 21 9452919 E-mail: Die Humansdorpse Kooperasie Ltd. Patensie Patensie, 6335 Tel: +27 42 2830011 Elektrosure Barkly East, 9786 Tel: +27 45 9710300

Hunt Deltel Trinity House Albert Street Victoria, Mahe Tel: +248 380 300 Fax: +248 225 367 E-mail:

Eqstra Industrial and Agri Equipment 11, Gross Street Tunney Industrial Estate Elandsfontein Johannesburg 1600

Michaud Pest Control (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 539 Rm 208, Premier Building Victoria, Mahe Tel: +248 322196/510458 Fax: +248 324166 E-mail:

Griekwaland Wes Kooperasie BPK Douglas Tel: +27 53 2988282

Sierra Leone Mountain Lion Equipment Ltd. Makeni South Africa Amatola Irrigation East London, 5200 Tel: +27 43 7321927 AP Algemene Boeredienste Nigel Tel: +27 11 8143315

Groensirkel Besproeiing Pokopane Tel: +27 15 4929807 ICM - Bethlemen Bethlehem Tel: +27 58 3036340 Inyoni Africa + Swaziland Barberton Tel: +27 13 7122175 Irritech Agencies International (Pty) Ltd Pietermaritzburg Tel: +27 33 3423177

Lohmann Animal Health SA (Pty) Ltd. c/o Immuno-Vet Services CC Gauteng Head Office 9 Vervoer Street, Kya Sand Randburg, 2194 Tel: +27 11 6996240 Fax: +27 11 4620869 Web: www.immunovet. E-mail: Loskop Valley Besproeiing Groblersdal Tel: +27 13 2623831 New Holland South Africa (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 851, 14 Industry Road Isando, Kempton Park, 1600 Tel: +27 565 150607 Fax: +27 565 150634 E-mail: Northmec No. 1 Wrench Road, Isando Johannesburg, 1600 Tel: +27 11 9222300 Fax: +27 11 9222368 E-mail: Northmec (South Africa) 14, Industry Road, Isando Johannesburg, 1600 Tel: +27 11 9222000 Fax: +27 11 9222109 E-mail:, NWK Landmark Lichtenburg Tel: +27 18 6325071 Overberg Agri Caledon Tel: +27 28 214-3800 Pathogen & Environmental Solutions No. 2 Staal Street Brackenfell Industria Cape Town 7561 Tel: +27 21 9828689 Fax: +27 86 6857312 Web: Rovic & Leers (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 281 Saxenburg Road Kuilsriver 7579 Blackhealth Cape Town Tel: +27 21 9071700 Fax: +27 21 9071770/1760 Web: Sandveld Voorsieners Piketberg 7320 Tel: +27 22 9132505 SKB Cradock Cradock Tel: +27 48 8813931 SKB George George 6530 Tel: +27 44 8780790 SKB Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay Tel: +27 42 2933694

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BUYERS’ GUIDE Spartan Equipment PO Box 136 62 Summit Road Blue Hills, Transvaal Tel: +27 11 3182239 Fax: +27 11 3182272 E-mail: Spilkon Besproeiing Dundee 3000 Tel: +27 34 6321222 Spray Dynamics C.C. PO Box 2124 Groenkloof 0027, Pretoria Tel: +27 12 4609292 Fax: +27 86 6482965 E-mail: Tube and Product Distributors PO Box 247, Kokstad 4700 Tel: +27 39 7272041 Turf Ag Products (Pty) Ltd. 39 Adriana Crescent Gateway Industrial Park Centurion 0158 Tel: +27 12 6614561 E-mail: Vaalharts Spilpuntdienste Hartswater Tel: +27 53 4740021 Valley Irrigation of Southern Africa PO Box 1234, Nigel 1490 Tel: +27 11 8147007 Fax: +27 11 8144533 Web: E-mail: Valtrac (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 148 CNR Water & Buiten Street Parys 9585 Tel: +27 56 8177308 Fax: +27 56 8177329 Web: E-mail:

Vrystaat Kooperasie Bpk Reitz Tel: +27 58 8638111 Zagro Africa (Pty) Ltd. 88 Forrest Road Elm Street Inanda 2196 Tel: +27 11 8837417 Fax: +27 11 8832077 E-mail: Sudan CTC Agrochemicals Co. Ltd. Zubier Pasha Street PO Box 980 Khartoum Tel: +249 183 772671 Fax: +249 183 790234 E-mail: D.I.B Indusry Co. Ltd. Safa Plazza Tower Ebeid Khatim St.- Alsafa Area 3rd Floor Flat No. 32 Khartoum DAL Engineering Co. Ltd. Kilo 8 Wad Medani Road PO Box 56, Khartoum Tel: +249 183 216355 Fax: +249 183 216300 Web: El Nilein Engineering & Spare Parts Company New Industrial Area Ghaba St PO Box 54 Khartoum South Tel: +249 11 777578 Fax: +249 11 780170 E-mail: Frentec House No. 21, Block 50 Al Shargi Str., Al Salam Str. Arkawet Khartoum Tel: +249 91 8827432 E-mail:

Gaddris Trading Co. Ltd. PO Box 114 Khartoum North Tel: +249 185 233378 Fax: +249 185 335402 Web: E-mail: LonAgro (South Sudan) Sutrac Ltd. PO Box 1840 Kilo 8 Wad Medani Road Khartoum Tel: +249 183 216333 Fax: +249 183 236885 Web: E-mail: mahgoub.awadalla@ Swaziland Swaziland International Irrigation PO Box 1167 King Sobhuza II Avenue Matsapha, M202 Tel: +268 5186316 E-mail: SwaziTrac Remainder Lot 582 Police College Road Opposite Matsapha Town Board Matsapha Tel: +268 518 4555/ 6 / 76020329 E-mail: Tanzania Arysta Lifescience Tanzania Ltd. PO Box 42942 Nyerere Road Plot 127 CSI Building 3rd Floor Dar-es-Salaam Tel: +255 764 205926 E-mail: philippe.perrocheau@

Brazafric Enterprises (Tz) Ltd. TFA Shopping Centre West Wing Shop # 30 Off Sokoine PO Box 822 Moshi Tel: +255 752 976760 Web: Car & General Trading Limited Maktaba Street Dar Es Salaam Tel: +255 22 2113016 Email:

Togo CFAO Motors, Togo Boulevard General Eyadema Lome Tel: +228 9054006 E-mail:

Farmers Centre PO Box 22565 Dar-Es-Salaam Tel: +255 22 2327414/744 332488 Fax: +255 22 2862331 E-mail:

Monfith SARL U Quartier Totsi Immeuble Bimate Lome 05BP 80 Lome05 Tel: +228 22 519552/ 90025286 Fax: +228 22 474203 E-mail: monfith.togo2012@

FMD East Africa Ltd. Esso Road PO Box 14622 Arusha Tel: +255 272 505150 E-mail: Intermech Engineering Limited 81, Kihonda Industrial Estate Morogoro Dar Es Salaam Email: LonAgro (Tanzania) Plot No. 48B Ursino Street Regent Estate Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel:+255 222 772775 Fax:+255 222 772 776 Songwe Hatchery Mbeya E-mail:

Tanzania Farmers Service Centre (TFSC) Dodoma Road Majengo PO Box 2101, Arusha Tel: +255 27 2548587 Fax: +255 27 2548969 E-mail:

Stiea SARL (Togo) 05 BP 592 Lome 05 a 150 M des rails de Blitta au quartier Agbalepedogan Tel: +228 22 255484/ 90096506 E-mail: Tunisia Ets M Loukil Et Cie 62 Avenue De Carthage Tunis 1000 Inter-Parts 80 Avenue De Carthage Tunis 1000 Le Materiel SA PO Box 233, Tunis Hached Tunis 1001 Tel: +216 79 408484 Fax: +216 79 408483 E-mail:


We specialise in: Silo’s, Bucket elevators, Aeraon, un-loading machinery, Bunkers, Mobile Augers, Mobile Conveyors and Grain Vac’s. For inquiries, Please contact us on

Tel: +2711 762 5341


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BUYERS’ GUIDE Le Moteur Diesel 28, Rue Khayr Ed Din (Barbarousse), Tunis, 1001 Tel: +216 71 252092 Fax: +216 71 354622 E-mail: noureddine.amraoui@ Mediterranean Equipment Route Sidi Mansour Km 0 5, SFAX Taparura SFAX, 3002 Société Nouvelle du Comptoir CIBO 40 Avenue de Carthage Tunis Tel: +216 71 330239 Fax: +216 71 333816 E-mail: Societe Partners Karim Louafi 7, Rue Bayrem, Ettounsi Den, 2011 Tel: +216 70605999 Fax: +216 70618819 E-mail: Uganda Brazafric Enterprises (Ug) Ltd. PO Box 8338, Plot No. 28A Binayomba Road Off Luthuli Avenue Bugolobi, Kampala Tel: +256 414 221363 Fax: +256 414 221363 Web:

Car & General (Uganda) Ltd 81 Plot, Entebbe Kampala Tel: +256 41 234560 Email:

Big Red Ltd. Private Bag 394 Ridway Lusaka Tel: +260 9851 7767/9778 1381 Fax: +260 1 212468

CMC Holdings Ltd. CMC Building Katalima Loop PO Box 2169 Kampala Tel: +256 41 286780 Fax: +256 41 286039 E-mail: kwanusu@

Minelands Agric Develp Services Ltd. PO Box 50677 Plot No. 8496 Mumbwa Road, Lusaka Tel: +260 211 287073 Fax: +260 211 287073

Farm Engineering Ind. Ltd. PO Box 27400 Kampala Tel: +256 414 340640 TATA Uganda Ltd. P.O Box 7153 Plot 47 Jinja Road Kampala Tel: +256 414 344320/21 E-mail: kundra@ Zambia Afgri (Zambia) Plot No. 26592 Kafue Road Opposite Castle Complex Lusaka Tel: +26 97 8900036 E-mail:

Power Equipment Ltd. PO Box 32699 Cairo Road (North End) Lusaka Tel: +260 211238861/2 Fax: +260 1 235021 E-mail: taylorp@ Sawpower Co. Ltd Unit 3, Plot 133 Mwayi Rd Cnr. Chandwe Musonda Rd., Villa Elizabetha Lusaka Tel: +260 211 233534 Email: sales.sawpower@

TractorZam Limited Plot 1 Nkachibaya Roa Rhodespark Off Addis Ababa Drive PO Box 353258 Lusaka Tel: +260 1 234782/ 779/977999006 Fax: +260 1 225771 E-mail: Zambian Irritech Limited Lusaka Tel: +260 211 273111 Zimbabwe Afgri (Zimbabwe) Cnr. Auckland & Hermes Rd. Southerton Harare Tel: +263 462 13518/ 9/ 773 930527 E-mail: david.kelder@ Center Pivot Irrigation Harare Tel: +263 4 305728 Farmec PO Box 590 Birmingham Road Southerton Harare Harare Tel: +263 4 754612 Fax: +263 4 754624 E-mail:

Fumigation Services 7 St. James Building Harare Msasa Tel: +263 4 487849 Fax: +263 4 487851 E-mail: Haingate Investments Pvt. Ltd. 2nd Floor Travel Plaza 29 Mazoe Street Cnr Mazoe and J. Chinamano Harare Tel: +263 4 705599 Sawpower Blades Stand 18423 Mukuvusi Ind Park, Msasa Harare Tel: +263 4 486892 Email: William Bain & Co. Holding (Pvt) Ltd. 35 Douglas Road Workington Harare Tel: +263 4 621081 Fax: +263 4 621089 E-mail:


New & Used Food Machines All With Warranty Bowl Cutters Used Rex 200 litre all stainless steel Bowl Cutter Used Laska 200 litre Bowl Cutter with black bowl Used Meisner 120 litre all stainless steel Bowl Cutter Used Alpina 80 litre Bowl Cutter with black bowl Used K & G 65 litre Bowl Cutter with black bowl New Fatosa 35 litre all stainless steel Bowl Cutter Mincer and Mixer Grinders Used Biro 56 Flat pan mincer Used Kilia 130 self feed mincer with agitator Used Cato 160 cross feed mincer, as new Used Hobart 4346 Mixer Grinder Used Wolfking 140 Mixer Grinder Vacuum Packers & Shrink Tunnels New ATM Vacuum Packers, table top to Double chamber Machines Used Tecnotrip large single chamber machine Used Cryovac ST 90 hot water shrink tunnel Used Roschermatic large hot water dip tank

Used Webomatic small rise and fall Diptank Used Webomatic automatic rise and fall diptank Used Cryovac CJ 51, hot air shrink tunnel Mixers and Tumblers Used Vakona 220 litre vacuum mix tumbler Used Dorit Vacuum Tumbler 1,000 litres Used Laska 800 litre Twin Z arm Mixer Used IFM 1,000 litre Twin ribbon Mixer Used Tecmaq 250 litre single paddle Mixer Dicers and Flakers Used Urschel RAA Dicer was used on cheese Used Urschel RAA Twin dicer set up fast production Used Treif Felix Dicer set up with wire frame for cheese Used Holac meat Dicer chamber 84 mm x 84 mm Used Butcher Boy meat Flaker with loader Used Dunhelm two stage cheese cutter Miscellaneous Used Burger Machines, sausage makers. Used Frying lines, batter and breading machines Used bag Makers, Twin linear weighers Used trolley loaded ham cookers Email: Unit 40, Second Avenue, Westfield Industrial Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 4BH, England

Tel: 44 (0)1761 410345 Fax: 44 (0)1761 410332


Company ..................................................................Page AGCO Ltd. ......................................................................2 Almex b.v ......................................................................34 Alvan Blanch Development Company Ltd. ......................6 Amandus Kahl GmbH and Company KG ......................25 AWILA Anlagenbau GmbH ............................................34 Baldan..............................................................................8 Bessemer (Pty) Ltd. ......................................................49 Briggs and Stratton AG..................................................44 Charles Stewart Day Old Chicks ..................................10 Chief Industries UK Ltd. ................................................31 CNH International SA ....................................................52 Compact Seeds and Clones SA ....................................21 Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition International ....................38 Goizper Sociedad Cooperativa......................................35 Industrial Power Generation Ltd. ..................................10 Industrias Machina Zaccaria SA....................................25 ISA Institut de Sélection Animale B.V. ..........................11 Kemin Industries South Africa ......................................47 Kenchic Ltd. ..................................................................17 Kepler Weber Industrial SA............................................33 Machines 4 Food Ltd. ....................................................50 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. ..............................................5 Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A. ..............................................13 Master Farm Services (GB) Ltd.....................................30 OMEX Agrifluids Ltd. ....................................................42 P. de Heus en Zonen Greup b.v ....................................29 Pan Trade Services Ltd. ..................................................9 POTTINGER ..................................................................27 Priya Chemicals ............................................................19 Reinke Manufacturing ....................................................30 Schule Mühlenbau ........................................................25 Socorex Isba S.A. ..........................................................19 Swingtec GmbH ............................................................41 T-L Irrigation Co ............................................................23 Valmont Irrigation ............................................................7 Yara Africa Fertilizers ....................................................51 Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd. ..............................................15

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The first Magnum 7100 Series

The new Magnum 7200 Series

The 8900 Series

The new MX Magnum Series

The launch of the Launch of the new updated MX Magnum Magnum Series

The introduction of the Case IH Magnum™ tractor in 1987 marked a major milestone. The 1988 model year Magnum tractor was the first designed and produced after the birth of Case IH – the result of J.I. Case and International Harvester coming together. Since then, Case IH Magnum Series tractors have delivered customer-driven, proven technology that’s helped farmers for 25 years. -


2011 New Magnum Efficient Power

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