Ambassadors from Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho and Morocco visited Abbey Machinery in Nenagh for discussions on how the company’s range of diet feeders and slurry equipment can be used to advance agriculture in Africa.
The meeting was a follow-on from the first ever Africa-Ireland Economic Forum, held in Dublin in September, when representatives of 19 African nations and Irish business leaders discussed a joint approach to promote trade between Ireland and Africa.
David Carty, sales manager with Abbey Machinery, said the ambassadors were keen to explore how Abbey’s expertise and technology could be used on African farms.
The Kenyan ambassador, Catherine Muigai Mwangi, said; “We want the business community in Ireland to look at Africa in a different way. We want Africans to be considered as producers and consumers.”
As well as being one of the leading suppliers on the Irish market, Abbey Machinery has built a strong export trade for its machines in Britain, Australia and New Zealand and the company’s first diet feeders were recently delivered to farms in France.
There are now more than 20 different Abbey diet feeder models to suit all types and sizes of farms.
The latest Abbey Machinery innovation is a new umbilical slurry spreading system which enables slurry to be spread without using a tanker.