Tanzania’s corn production to fall 2% for 2018/2019 harvest

TANZANIA - Tanzania’s corn production is forecast to decline 2% to 5.25 million tonnes for the year 2018/19 down from 5.35 million tonnes in the previous year, affected by pests and diseases, according to a report by Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) of the USDA. USDA further noted that apart from a major impact from…

Dairy firm to introduce Journalists Award to promote sector

TANZANIA - ASAS Dairies Ltd, a private dairy processing firm in Tanzania is contemplating on introducing Journalist Award to enhance growth in the sector by promoting existing opportunities as well as attract investments. According to Daily News, the award would motivate journalists to write more about prospective opportunities in the sector, in the long-run boost…

Tanzania’s rice imports from Pakistan climbs 20% higher

TANZANIA - Tanzania’s has recorded a 20% increase in rice imports from Pakistan valued at US$29.6 million between July and December 2017, based on a report by Smart Money. Tanzania tops the list of importers from Pakistan, the world’s fourth largest producer of rice exporting long grain white rice, parboiled rice, broken rice, irri6 rice,…

East African competition authority begins operations to check on malpractices

TANZANIA - The East African Competition Authority has started its operations with a mandate to check on price fixing and other malpractices by investigative firms and trade associations which exploit consumers, The EastAfrican reports. In addition, the authority is undertaking market studies to inform the competitiveness of the regional economy. The Authority, based in Tanzania’s…

Stakeholders urge institutions to develop courses for qualified dairy technologists

TANZANIA - Stakeholders in the dairy sector have called on learning institutions to develop courses to ensure sufficient training that will provide the sector with professionally qualified dairy technologists. Tanzania, despite the tremendous growth in the dairy sector, has to rely on dairy technologists sourced from the neighbourhood, including Kenya since it does not offer…

Serengeti Breweries to increase local raw materials, support local farmers

TANZANIA - Serengeti Breweries Limited, the second largest beer company in Tanzania has unveiled a new plan to support local farmers who grow maize, sorghum and millet, with an aim to increase locally-sourced raw materials to 15,000 tonnes annually, reports IPP media This amount forms 80% of the total raw materials the company uses in…

AB InBev to invest US$100 million in a new brewery in Tanzania

TANZANIA - Beer giant AB InBev plans to invest US$100 million in a new beer plant in the administrative capital of Tanzania, Dodoma, as the brewer says it is likely to face potential pressure on capacity in the near future after its beer volumes jumped 20% last year, reports Reuters. Construction of the brewery, the fifth beer…

Kenyans import $31.2m maize from Uganda, TZ to meet demand

KENYA - Kenya will next month waive duty to allow millers to import maize from Uganda and Tanzania. Kenyan traders imported more than 77,500 tonnes of maize worth $31.2 million since January from its neighbours. This is the highest amount of imports in the past five years as drought and the effects of the fall…

Tanzania Breweries refutes systems hacking claims

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) has clarified that its data systems are safe and secure, putting to rest speculations and claims gaining ground on various media channels that some unknown hackers had breached the company’s systems, endangering most of its sensitive records. Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, TBL’s Marketing Director for…