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…

Olam in Africa – Growing Influence in Grain Milling in West Africa

This article appeared in the March/April issue of Food Business Africa magazine With its origins in Africa, Olam International is a well-known commodity trading company. The company’s recent aggressive foray into food, milling and feed processing points to a company that will be a major player in Africa’s industry going forward Olam International’s announcement of…

EABL: 95-year veteran brewery learns how to dance again

COMPANY PROFILE: EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LTD This article appeared in the Jan/February 2017 issue of Food Business Africa Brewer bets on innovation to meet changing consumer needs and win in an unpredictable regulatory environment. Not many companies in the food and beverage space in Africa can boast of nearly 100 years of existence. Not so…

Pasta & Noodles: Grabbing a share of the consumer’s plate in Africa

This article appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Food Business Africa Africa provides the next growth market for pasta and instant noodles, driven by a growing population, cost and convenience. We review the hotspots of growth in Africa and seek ways to drive faster adoption in this product category.   Catherine, a young college…

Capwell Industries: Miller with a focus on diversification and innovation

Capwell Industries is one of the most diversified food processing enterprises in Kenya. The company has been a trendsetter in the Kenyan market and is setting its eyes on new products and new markets in the near future. FoodWorld Media had a discussion with the company’s directors about their business.

Nairobi Bottlers Ltd – Bottling success with the future in mind

Nairobi Bottlers is Kenya’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola range of products. The company has recently invested aggressively in its processes, packaging and people, thereby improving its efficiency, competiveness and sustainability focus.

This feature appeared in the May 2016 issue of Food Business Africa magazine

FoodWorld Media had a discussion with Duncan Kimani, the company’s Country Manufacturing Manager – Kenya and his team.

Alpha Grain Millers – Young Miller with big ambitions

Alpha Grain Millers is one of the fastest growing flour milling businesses in Kenya. Started just four years ago, the company recently inaugurated a new wheat milling plant that has nearly doubled its production capacity.

This feature appeared in the January 2015 issue of Food Business Africa magazine

FoodWorld Media sat down with Mr. Osman Maalim Mohammed, the General Manager, and Mr. Mohamednur Khalif, the Managing Director to discuss more about the company.

Dairy Industry in Uganda

INDUSTRY FOCUS: DAIRY INDUSTRY IN UGANDA This article appeared in the July 2014 issue of Food Business Africa magazine. The dairy processing industry in Uganda is one of the most promising on the continent. Nearly non-existent a few years ago due to political turmoil, the sector has over the year’s taken advantage of good weather…

Can Africa sort out the Aflatoxin problem?

SPECIAL REPORT: Can Africa sort out the Aflatoxin problem? Africa faces many challenges on the food front. The continent is grappling with efforts to feed its increasing population, projected to reach 2 billion by 2050, by the African Union. The presence of aflatoxin in foods has adversely affected not only the grain milling sector of…

Interview: ICRISAT Director General, William D Dar, PhD

Interview with ICRISAT Director General, William D Dar, PhD AFRICA MUST RISE UP Dr William Dollente Dar is the Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Dr Dar insists that the growth of African agribusiness relies on research on some of the crops that are well adapted to the…