Rice in Nigeria: Building local capacity to grow, process vital grain

This article appeared in the Sept/October issue of Food Business Africa magazine The Government of Nigeria, the world’s second largest importer of rice, has initiated a number of policy initiatives in the last few decades to boost rice production and processing in the country. Despite these initiatives, the country continues to import large quantities, as…

Dairy producer Clover appoints Frantz Scheepers as CFO

SOUTH AFRICA - Frantz Scheepers has been appointed the new CFO of Clover Industries, replacing 2017 CFO Awards nominee, Elton Bosch. Starting 1 November, for two months, Scheepers will act as the CFO designate, working closely with Bosch to ensure a smooth transition. He will then formally take over as CFO, effective 1 January, also…

Anheuser-Busch launches Prohibition era limited-edition brand

USA - Anheuser-Busch has launched a limited-edition lager as part of its Budweiser brand, based on a recipe dating back to before Prohibition, called Budweiser 1933 Repeal Reserve. Budweiser 1933 Repeal Reserve is inspired by an amber lager created and brewed by Adolphus Busch that was never widely distributed outside of the company’s home city…

Zambia launches aquaculture development project

ZAMBIA - President Edgar Lungu says government’s determination to proactively promote aquaculture has impressively delivered results by increasing the yields from 12,988 metric tonnes in 2012 to 30,285 metric tonnes in 2016. President Lungu said the growth in aquaculture yields is a pure demonstration that the country is on the right track to boost fish…