Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uganda, UK firms enter US$154.68m joint venture to boost agriculture sector

UGANDA – The ministry of agriculture in Uganda has entered into a joint venture with two United Kingdom-based agriculture firms that seeks to boost the agriculture sector through a US$154.68 million (UGX577.6bn) investment. Through the […]

Kenya’s grain imports to increase as local production dwindles, says USDA

KENYA – Kenya’s imports of corn, wheat and rice are expected to increase in the 2019-20 marketing year as local supply of the commodities is projected to decline during the period. This is according to […]

Rwanda unveils grains storage technologies to curb post-harvest losses

RWANDA – Rwanda has embarked on research and investments in crop storage technologies in pursuit of the country’s ambitions to reduce post-harvest losses from the current 16% to 5% by 2024. As part of the […]

Zimbabwe millers close 79 businesses amid economic hardships

ZIMBABWE – The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has revealed that at least 79 milling companies have folded up in the country as a result of economic hardships which have seen an increase in […]

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed […]

Nigerian chamber of commerce faults wheat policy amid low production

NIGERIA – The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has faulted the federal government’s policy on wheat, saying heavy import tariff on the commodity are adversely affecting millers in the country. In 2012, the […]

Kenya’s flour prices surge on declining wheat supply

KENYA – Kenya’s dwindling wheat supply has continued to exert pressure on the local flour prices on account of high international price of wheat. According to a report by Business Daily, the price in the […]