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Enterprising young farmers are the hope of a new Africa

The beleaguered continent has the potential to feed the world — if it can rise above the divisions created by its troubled past


The concept of a united Africa feeding the world is often considered. With a massive land base, Africa has an estimated 632 million hectares of arable land of which only 179 million hectares are currently being utilized. More than 40 per cent of these lands are in Nigeria, DR of Congo, and North and South […] Read more

GrainsConnect puts Innisfail terminal project on hold

The Japanese-Australian joint venture is going ahead with a 
Saskatchewan grain terminal but is reviewing its plans in Alberta


A new high-throughput grain terminal planned for Niobe is now in jeopardy of being derailed. Construction of the $30-million to $40-million GrainsConnect Canada facility on a site one kilometre north of Innisfail was supposed to start this year, with the terminal opening in 2017. But the project has been suspended and the company is considering […] Read more


Alberta products showcased in Japan

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry says a visit to the FOODEX Japan show last month was a success. A delegation from seven companies and organizations walked the show to gather market intelligence and sales leads at the largest food and beverage trade show in the Asia Pacific. Working with Canada Pork International, Canada Beef, and Edmonton […] Read more