Japanese consortium to fund Kenyan small-scale sorghum processors

KENYA – A consortium of private firms from Japan have rolled out an initiative to equip and fund Kenyan small scale processors to add value to sorghum in efforts to boost uptake of the traditional […]

Bunge acquires stake in Brazilian grains and inputs supplier Agrofel Grains

BRAZIL – Global agribusiness company, Bunge has entered into an agreement to acquire 30% stake in a Brazilian-grain sourcing business, Agrofel Grains and Inputs. Agrofel sells agricultural supplies in the southern state of Rio Grande […]

Zambia partners with USAID in commissioning first hybrid maize seed export to DRC

ZAMBIA – Zambian government in partnership with the South African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the USAID have commissioned the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This […]

USAID donates cold storage facility to Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute

ZAMBIA – The USA government through USAID’s Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project, officially handed over a rebuilt cold storage facility to the Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute, SCCI in Chilanga Southern […]

Flour Mills of Nigeria banks on turnaround initiatives to boost growth

NIGERIA-Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), one of Nigeria’s leading integrated food and agro-allied company, envisions continuous growth in key segments as strategy to delivered improved margins and operational efficiencies which will in turn result […]

Pakistan based Maxim Agri to set up US$10m animal feed plant in Kenya

KENYA – Maxim Agri International, a Pakistan based company has signed an agreement with the Oserian Development Company to put up an animal feed plant worth Sh1 billion (US$10 million) in Kenya. Maxim Agri International […]

South Africa’s Libstar to invest US$6.65m in upgrading three facilities

SOUTH AFRICA – South African food producer Libstar Holdings has announced that it will be investing a total of US$6.65 million in upgrading three of its facilities over the next six months. The company plans […]

Azman partners with Nigerian state government to boost rice production

NIGERIA – Azman Rice Mills and Farms Limited, a Nigerian rice processing company has singed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kano State Government that seeks o boost rice production in the State. The agreement will […]

The Redwood Group acquires US grain trader Ceres Commodities

USA – The Redwood Group has completed the acquisition of Ceres Commodities a supplier of organic and conventional grains into East and Southeast Asian food markets. The Redwood Group is an employee-owned supply chain, merchandising […]

Tanzania’s Bakhresa Group rebrands Azam wheat flour in expansion strategy

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, the operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam food flour brands, has rebranded its Azam wheat flour into multipurpose flour to boost market penetration. The move is part of the company’s […]