Kenya invites proposals to inform finalization of draft Food Safety policy

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are inviting stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed food safety regulations. The Ministries are working in conjunction […]

Kenya in talks with China over speciality tea export deal valued at US$67.75m

KENYA – The government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture is in negotiations with tea buyers from China as the two parties seek to close a three-year speciality tea export deal valued at US$67.75 […]

Zambian farmers oppose reintroduction of maize price control

ZAMBIA – The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), Zambia’s biggest farmer-lobby group is opposing efforts by the government to reintroduce price controls on maize. The sentiment comes on the heels of escalating maize prices in […]

Kenyan animal feed manufacturers to import 2.5m bags of maize to ease shortage

KENYA – The government of Kenya has approved importation of 2.5 million bags of yellow maize by animal feed manufactures to ease pressure in the sector. This decision follows a consultative meeting held between animal […]

Zimbabwe teams up with FAO on bio-fortification initiative to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Ministry of Agriculture in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will host a bio-fortification awareness forum aimed at promoting nutrition sensitive agriculture. Running under the theme […]

Nigerian agency signs MoU to strengthen regulations on utilisation of GM foods

NIGERIA – The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on the regulation of animal biotechnology. Speaking during […]

Efficient and harmonised food regulatory systems key to growth of food industry – AFMASS EA delegates

KENYA – Stakeholders in the food industry have underscored the importance of harmonised and efficient food safety regulatory systems towards realising growth of the sector. Speaking during a three day conference which brought together food […]