SAPA calls for increase in tariffs to protect South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA -  South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) has proposed a hike in import tariffs of frozen chicken portions to 82% saying that cheap imports from Brazil are hurting the competitiveness of the local industry. According to the association, the hefty increase in tariffs, for bone-in and boneless portions, will shield the local industry from…

Burger king to open new outlet in Kenya as competition increase

KENYA - The American global fast food franchise, Burger King, is set to open a new branch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as its seeks to increase is store count in the country, reports Business Daily. The expansion will increase the number of the Burger King’s food outlets to five and comes at a time when…

Ghana’s Cocoa Processing Company announces new board members.

GHANA – Ghana’s Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) has announced new board of members as the company seeks to capitalize on the cocoa sector to improve its sectors, reports Ghana News Agency. The new board which was sworn into office by the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto includes Mr Kwaku Owusu…

South Africa commits to transforming the fish industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Government has expressed its commitment in transforming the fishing sector as it seeks to expand the multi-billion sector which is currently dominated by only a few companies, reports Business Day. Senzeni Zokwana, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister said the ministry is finalising the allocation of 15-year fishing rights to…

Nigeria partners Brazil through US$ 1.1b investment loan to boost agriculture

NIGERIA – The federal government of Nigeria has taken a US$1.1 billion loan from Brazil to boost agricultural sector and create 5 million jobs, reports Premium Times The programme under the name “The Green Imperative” was inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araujo. Osinbajo said that…

Rwanda’s cassava miller unveils plans to increase production

RWANDA – Kinazi Cassava Plant Limited, a cassava flour and starch processing plant in Rwanda, has unveiled its plans to increase its cassava processing capacity from 5500 tonnes to 28 000 tonnes this year, reports New Times Rwanda. Emile Nsanzabaganwa, the Chief Executive Officer Kinazi, said that the increased local production of cassava has also…

Canada to invest US$29m in crop research and innovation in 5 years

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled US$29.61 million (C$39.3 million) funding to enhance research and innovation in crops such as barley, wheat, diverse field crops and soybeans over the next five years. The funding is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and comprises industry contributions worth US$21.40 million for a total of US$51 million.…

Burger Singh to offer 430 jobs as it increases outlets

INDIA – Quick service restaurant start-up Burger Singh, says it plans to increase the number of employees by 430 as it unveils plans to open 100 more outlet within the next three year. “We are planning to hire about 430 employees before the calendar year 2019 ends. In addition, we are planning to open 100…

Unilever Ghana invests US$12m in new infrastructure and factory plants in 2 years

GHANA -  Unilever Ghana has said that it has invested more than US$12.27 million (GH¢60 million) in new infrastructure and factory plants over the last two years, cementing its leadership position in the country's consumer goods segment, reports GNA. The investment has seen the multinational company commission new personal care dryer plant, Biomass Boiler plant…

Chi Limited Launches ‘Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita’

NIGERIA – Chi Limited, a major producer of juice brands in Nigeria, has launched ‘Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita’ which the company says is produced to deliver natural fruity refreshment at an affordable price point. The new product comes into the market following the success of its major brand Happy Hour by Chivita fruit drink.…