Dangote Sugar embarks on expansion plan to drive growth in the sector

NIGERIA – Dangote Sugar Refining Plc said that it has embarked on expanding its Savanna Sugar processing plant as it seeks to double the production capacity. Speaking during the company’s annual general meeting, the chairman […]

Unilever Kenya unveils new solar plant to explore renewable energy solutions

KENYA – Unilever Tea Kenya has commissioned a 619 kWp solar plant in its Kericho tea factory as part of the firm‘s ambitions of exploring renewable energy solutions and implement energy cost savings initiatives. The […]

Gem Corp, Agro Corp secures Ethiopia’s 600,000 tons wheat supply contract

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government procurement agency has awarded two companies, Gem Corp Commodities Trading SA and Agro Corp International, to supply 600,000 metric tons of wheat valued at US$116.53 million (3.38 billion birr) According to […]

Ethio-Sugar eyes acquisition of two sugar plants in privatisation deal

ETHIOPIA – Ethio-Sugar Manufacturing Share Company, a newly established sugar company, has started negotiations to acquire pioneering state-owned sugar producers Wonji-Shoa and Metehara Sugar Plants. According to the company’s management, the negotiations of the acquisition […]

U.S. Grains Council seeks export opportunity in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The United States Grains Council (USGC) has embarked on a research to explore and identify opportunities for exports of U.S. corn and sorghum into South Africa amid the projected decline in local […]

NEPC calls for adoption of global certification by food exports to enhance market access

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Exports Promotion Council (NEPC) has called upon food exporters in the country to adopt global certifications in a bid to strengthen market access of their products at the global market. Mr […]

Corteva Agriscience partners AGRA to boost cereals, fruit production in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has entered into a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in a deal that seeks to boost cereals, fruit and vegetable production […]

United Beverages launches Anbessa Beer in Ethiopia as operations commence

ETHIOPIA – United Beverages, a newly formed joint venture between local family-owned Kangaroo Industrial Group and United Africa Beverages Company, has launched the ‘Anbessa Beer’ in the country’s beverage market. The beverage manufacturer said the […]

Coca-Cola Amatil on track to use 60% renewable energy by 2020

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced that it is on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewable by next year, as part of its push to improve manufacturing […]