SAPA calls for increase in tariffs to protect South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA -  South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) has proposed a hike in import tariffs of frozen chicken portions to 82% saying that cheap imports from Brazil are hurting the competitiveness of the local industry. According to the association, the hefty increase in tariffs, for bone-in and boneless portions, will shield the local industry from…

Burger king to open new outlet in Kenya as competition increase

KENYA - The American global fast food franchise, Burger King, is set to open a new branch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as its seeks to increase is store count in the country, reports Business Daily. The expansion will increase the number of the Burger King’s food outlets to five and comes at a time when…

Seaboard looking to hire group operations manager in Zambia

ZAMBIA - Seaboard Overseas and Trading Group is looking for a suitable candidate for the role of Group Operations Manager to be based in Zambia, Africa. The role will be responsible for three mills and a workforce of over 500, including a new greenfield wheat mill with new milling equipment and a maize mill situated…

Flexicon unveils new sanitary bulk bag discharger

SOUTH AFRICA - Flexicon Corporation, an international designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment has unveiled a new sanitary bulk bag discharger. The stainless steel equipment features an open channel construction for applications in which contamination of the product or equipment cannot be tolerated. The company explains that unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel…

Commission approves Karan Beef Holdings merger

SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal with certain conditions reports, Fin 24. Karan Beef Holdings is a newly incorporated special purpose entity, established for the proposed transaction. Karan Beef is involved in cattle slaughtering, deboning, packaging and selling…

Brooksike Africa seeking general, production and technical managers

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager- Production, Production and Technical managers, technical operators and maintenance technicians. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, the General Manager will provide overall management and co-ordination of the production processes. He/She will be responsible for design and execution…

Ghana’s Cocoa Processing Company announces new board members.

GHANA – Ghana’s Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) has announced new board of members as the company seeks to capitalize on the cocoa sector to improve its sectors, reports Ghana News Agency. The new board which was sworn into office by the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto includes Mr Kwaku Owusu…

South Africa commits to transforming the fish industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Government has expressed its commitment in transforming the fishing sector as it seeks to expand the multi-billion sector which is currently dominated by only a few companies, reports Business Day. Senzeni Zokwana, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister said the ministry is finalising the allocation of 15-year fishing rights to…

Nigeria partners Brazil through US$ 1.1b investment loan to boost agriculture

NIGERIA – The federal government of Nigeria has taken a US$1.1 billion loan from Brazil to boost agricultural sector and create 5 million jobs, reports Premium Times The programme under the name “The Green Imperative” was inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo. Osinbajo said that…

Rwanda’s cassava miller unveils plans to increase production

RWANDA – Kinazi Cassava Plant Limited, a cassava flour and starch processing plant in Rwanda, has unveiled its plans to increase its cassava processing capacity from 5500 tonnes to 28 000 tonnes this year, reports New Times Rwanda. Emile Nsanzabaganwa, the Chief Executive Officer Kinazi, said that the increased local production of cassava has also…