Africa Improved Foods partners with Clinton Foundation on soybean project in Malawi

MALAWI – Africa Improved Foods (AIF) has partnered with The Clinton Foundation to promote production and sourcing of high-quality soybeans from farmers in Malawi through the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI). The foundation has worked across […]

Rwandan government to privatize three agribusiness firms

RWANDA – Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the government’s investment institution has put three government owned companies up for sale calling for expression of interest by private players. The government said that it will be selling […]

India’s Luxmi Tea to invest US$30m in Rwandan unit to expand processing capacity

RWANDA – Luxmi Tea, an India based tea processing company, will be investing between US$28 million and US$30 million in its Rwandan subsidiary, Rugabano Tea Factory to ramp up processing capacity. Luxmi unveiled the investment […]

Rwanda unveils plans of testing genetically modifies potato variety

RWANDA – Rwanda has unveiled plans of testing a newly developed Genetically Modified (GM) potato variety that is expected to significantly increase yields, reports New Times Rwanda. Developed by the International Potato Centre (CIP), the […]

Rwanda plans US$27.43m integrated fruit market to reduce post-harvest losses

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has unveiled plans of setting up an integrated fruit market aimed at reducing post-harvest losses, at an estimated investment of between US$22 million and US$27.43 million (Rwf20 and Rwf25 […]

Rwanda’s Skol Brewery introduces new look for Skol lager

RWANDA – Skol Brewery, has unveiled a new look for one its beer brands, Skol Lager, in a new campaign that seeks to increase its dominance in the alcoholic beverage market. With no changes on […]

Rwanda secures US$91m funding to enhance food security efforts

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has secured a US$91 million (Rwf83bn) funding from Japan to supplement the country’s effort to tackle malnutrition, reports New Times Rwanda. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of […]

Rwanda’s Bralirwa reports 3.9% growth in half year revenue to US$51.32m

RWANDA – Bralirwa Plc, the producer of Heineken Beer in Rwanda, reported 3.9% growth in revenues to US$51.32 million (Rwf42.1bn) for the half year period ending 30th June 2019, driven by volume growth. Despite a […]

Rwanda approves tax breaks on alcohol brewed using locally sourced materials

RWANDA – The government’s proposal to reduce consumption tax on alcohol beverages brewed using locally sourced raw materials has received approval from the Members of the Chamber of Deputies. The MPs passed the draft law, […]

AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo – Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and […]