AFMASS FoodTech – Tanzania edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo Tanzania edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Tanzania. The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders in Tanzania, while enabling the…

Tanzania lifts temporary sugar import ban for local producers

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has lifted the temporary sugar importation ban imposed to local producers after striking a deal with the producers to increase local production. According to Minister for Agriculture, Japhet Hasunga only local sugar producers will have the mandate to import the sugar, while they expand their production capacity, reports Daily News.…

Tanzanian government calls on investors in edible oils as demand increases

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government is seeking for investors in the edible oil sector to process and supply the product to the local market in a bid to meet the increasing demand, reports The East African. The government through the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) said that the call is aimed at enabling the country meet…

Tanzania embarks on bid to boost cassava production

TANZANIA – Tanzania has unveiled plans of introducing a platform that will connect cassava farmers with processor both at the local and international levels as it seeks to improve productivity. According to Mr Edwin Rutageruka, Director General Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), the platform will work, is expected to work under TanTrade and will target…

Coca-Cola launches lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C in Tanzanian Market

TANZANIA – The Coca-Cola Kwanza company, manufacturer and distributor of Coca-Cola products in the Tanzania, has launched a new lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C into its product portfolio in the country. The soft drink manufacturer said that the vitamin rich and low sugar drink was introduced as a response to the changing consumer needs who opt…

Tanzania embarks on campaign to promote local wine

TANZANIA – Tanzania has embarked on a campaign to promote local wines dubbed as “Mkeka na Mvinyo” in it seeks to unlock the sectors potential, reports IPP MEDIA. Speaking during the launch of the campaign in an event organised by Real PR Solutions (RPR), an integrated communications company, Caroline Kirwanda said that the campaign is also…

Tanzanian government pays US$225.6m to cashew nut farmers

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has so far released US$225.6 million for the purchase of more than 134 000 tonnes of cashew nuts from farmers, reports Daily News. According to Omar Mgumba, Deputy Minister for Agriculture the government paid the money directly to farmers’ accounts through the Cereals and other Produce Board of Tanzania (CPB).…

Tanzania avocado producer Africado receives US$2.8m loan from Finnish fund

TANZANIA – Africado Limited, a Tanzanaian avocado producer, has secured US$2.8 million loan from Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, to boost production. Africado Chief Executive Officer, James Parsons, said that the funding will enable the company to expand and develop its operations and diversify into other investments. “Finnfund’s funding of Africado has enabled Africado…

Tanzania set to commission cassava starch plant

TANZANIA – Tanzania is set to open its Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation (CSTC) processing plant which has a capacity to process 60 tonnes of cassava on a daily basis, reports Daily News. Deputy Minister of Trade, Industries and Investment, Engineer Stella Manyanya revealed that the plant is 90% complete and has already started a…