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My experience as AGCO‘s Africa Ambassador at Africa Summit 2015

Written by: Jean Kaahwa, AGCO Africa Ambassador 2015

AGCO Africa Summit 2015On the night of 16th January 2015, I said warm goodbyes to my immediate family and they wished me all the best in Berlin, Germany. As I set off to the airport I kept having flashbacks of my journey in the agriculture sector from the time when I was dreaming of turning that idle swamp into a productive fish farm, how the dream materialized, my growth in the agribusiness sector and eventually heading to Berlin as AGCO‘s Africa Ambassador for 2015.

I travelled from Uganda via Istanbul and was received warmly by a gentleman in Berlin. I was amazed at the beauty and scenery of the city that met me. At the hotel I bumped into Sue Musunga Chuzu, who was AGCO‘s first Africa Ambassador in 2012, and I immediately felt at home.

I later met the warm and friendly AGCO team and AGCO Africa Ambassador 2014, Joy Jelimo Chelagat as well. Joy and I toured Berlin together the next day and also visited the Africa Summit venue.

On the morning of the 4th AGCO Africa Summit I was nervous. However, I received some encouraging words from Mr. Nuradin Osman, Managing Director Africa and Middle East of AGCO, and Dr. Amrita Cheema, one of the moderators of the conference, just before the program started.

Looking at the conference agenda made me feel like I had to listen to every word spoken as I found the topics and presentations practical, applicable and contextual for the smallholder farmers like me in Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: Contractors Like to Drive Fendt

40 percent of contractors in Germany drive a Fendt tractor. In second place on the list of favourites is John Deere, followed by Case-IH, Deutz and New Holland.

Fendt: The most popular brand amongst contractors in Germany

Fendt: The most popular brand amongst contractors in Germany

More than 40 percent (%) of German contractors worked with a Fendt tractor in their businesses in 2013. In the previous year, Fendt was also the most widely used brand amongst German contractors.

The German tractor brand Fendt (40.4 percent) and the US brand John Deere (18.1 percent) are most frequently cited as the first, second or third preferred brand in German contracting enterprises. The brands Case-IH, Deutz and New Holland follow in the third to fifth places. These results correspond to those of the last market survey from 2012. Nearly two of ten contractors want to invest in a new or used tractor this year. The greatest interest here was in the brands Fendt (44.4 %) and John Deere (27.8 %).

A further result of the survey: The more tractors that are already present in a contracting business, the higher the percentage of investment plans for a new or used tractor. Contractors with 20 or more tractors have the most plans to invest. Of these, 42.9 percent want to buy a new tractor.

2,650 contractors surveyed

These figures originate from the LohnunternehmerScanner 2013/14 survey, which was carried out by the AgriDirect Deutschland GmbH from December 2013 up to and including January 2014. The business operations and future plans of 2,650 contractors were surveyed for this market scanner.

Source: Agrarheute from 5 March 2014


Welcome to day one of the world’s largest indoor farm machinery show – Agritechnica, held in Hannover, Germany

Here we see Christian Forster, sales director for Massey Ferguson Germany taking us on a tour of the Massey Ferguson stand in Hall 9.

Großer Valtra Fotowettbewerb mit vielen Preisen

Valtra Deutschland lädt Sie ein beim Valtra Fotowettbewerb 2011 teilzunehmen. Werden Sie Valtra Fotograf des Jahres 2011!

Sie haben “DAS Valtra-Bild” 2011 geschossen und möchten dieses mit uns teilen? Ihr Foto zeigt Valtra Traktoren in witzigem, außergewöhnlichem oder besonders eindrucksvollem Einsatz und Sie möchten attraktive Preise gewinnen?

Besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Homepage und schicken Sie uns Ihr Valtra-Bild 2011. Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Juli 2011.

Eine Auswahl der preisgekrönten Bilder wird sowohl auf unserer Homepage als auch in unserer Kundenzeitschrift Valtra Team veröffentlicht.

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Valtra Live Tour 2011 in Germany

Valtra is once again on tour in Germany!  The tour will have a total of  20 stops all over Germany starting back on March 1st in St. Michaelisdonn and ending April 14 in Teterow.  Local dealers and the Valtra Team will be on-site to answer all your questions about Valtra tractors. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the stepless transmission designed and manufactured in-house by Valtra. These events are also a great opportunity to exchange experiences with fellow Valtra customers.

Visitors of the Valtra Live Tour 2011 will also have the chance to win fantastic prizes. Check out MyValtra to see pictures and videos and to read more about the past events.

If you are in Germany and interested in joining one of the remaining events in April, click here to register.

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