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1 September 2021 Launch of Africa Agribusiness Qualification presented by AGCO Africa sees 20 participants embark on year-long programme
The AAQ programme seeks to fill a much-needed capacity or skills gap in agribusiness in Africa The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF) skills development initiative, under the banner of ‘Advancement in Agricultural...
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10 August 2021 SAFM Interview with AGCO Project Manager AAQ Africa, Dr Benard Ngwene
The Planting the Seeds feature is taking place. Discussion on Africa Agribusiness Qualification. AGCO Corporation launched the AGCO Agriculture Foundation in 2018 with one goal in mind, ending hunger globally.
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10 August 2021 ENCA interview with with Kershni Maharaj from Agco Africa.
The agriculture sector is male dominated and women in agriculture can provide food security
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4 August 2021 Channel Africa Interview with Kershni Maharaj on her passion for agriculture and empowering local communities
Kershni Maharaj, head of strategy dealer distribution development Africa, reflects on her passion to grow businesses in the agricultural sector and create jobs in local communities. Int: AGCO : Kershni Maharaj
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22 July 2021 Making an impact on food security, one farmer at a time
On the occasion of Women’s Day on 9 August, Kershni Maharaj, Head of Strategy, Dealer and Distribution Development – Africa, reflects on her passion to grow businesses in the agricultural sector and create jobs in...
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8 June 2021 Ukhozi FM interview with AGCO South Africa Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager Shlobi Maluleke
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation launched the Africa Agribusiness Qualification program for Africans who want to contribute to Africa’s Agenda 2063 for food security, nutrition, and the agricultural sector. Starting...
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7 June 2021 Last call for applications for Africa Agribusiness Qualification
Applications for 2021 cohort of the AAQ programme close on 11 June
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3 June 2021 The Headspace SAFM Interview
Interview with AGCO Africa Project Manager Dr Ben Ngwene, on the Africa Agribusiness Qualification offered by AGCO Africa. AGCO Africa aims to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa, with this new course.
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25 May 2021 AGCO Africa presents Africa Agribusiness Qualification to tackle youth unemployment
Last year the estimated youth unemployment rate in South Africa was 55.5%. This represents a major challenge for both the education and labour sectors, specifically in terms of skills development and retention. In...
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6 May 2021 AGCO Agriculture Foundation and Kenya Red Cross Society Announce Second Phase of Project Partnership
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced the second phase of a USD $125,000 project partnership with the...
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