The Furrow is an agricultural journal published in fourteen languages for John Deere GmbH & Co. KG. It is distributed to farmers and experts in the industry in EU27 countries, Eastern Europe, CIS, Near and Middle East, and North Africa. It provides to the reader a mix of current issues in farming with both local and international background, and best practice examples as well as exclusive news and facts on John Deere products and company strategy.
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Highlights of the Furrow Summer 2013:
Women in Agriculture
For a long time, agriculture was seen purely as a male domain. The increasing number of women in key positions in agriculture clearly demonstrates that this stereotype no longer applies.
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The agro industrial park PAC in Angola’s Malanje province will encompass 32,000 hectares of sugar cane plantations
Workers load the seeding machine for drilling hybrid maize on the 20,000 hectare Black Stone farm, situated in the north of Angola
Beginning in September 2013, the sugar cane processing plant in the centre of the agro industrial park PAC will produce sugar, ethanol and electrical power
Besides large agro industrial projects, the Angolan government also supports small-holding family farms
Manioc is one of the staple foods in Angola. Women stomp the fruit to flour which is then the basis for a mash called “Funje”
Angola once was a globally important exporter of coffee. Today, after 30 years of civil war, the industry is in a sorry state
Angola was once Africa's largest agricultural producer. After nearly thirty years of civil war, the country today has to import food despite its fertile soils and favourable climatic conditions. Who will develop the potential in the future?
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