AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

Chinese firm to invest US$1.48m in new cashew nut processing plant in Tanzaina

TANZANIA – Yalin International, a Chinese firm, has unveiled plans of investing US$1.48 million (Tshs3.4bn) in setting up a new cashew nut processing plant in Tanzania. According to a report by Ipp Media, the plant will have a capacity of processing 27 metric tons of cashew nuts per day targeting to export the products to…

Tanzania eyes China’s US$105m avocado market as production increases

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Horticultural Association (Taha) has unveiled plans of expanding its market into China’s US$105 million as it seeks to tap the potential market for local growers amid increased production. Jacqueline Mkindi, chief executive, Tanzania Horticultural Association noted that there has been an increase in demand of the produce in Asia, specifically China,…

Tanzanian research institution receives financial support to boost grape farming

TANZANIA –The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) has received US$130 000 (Tzs 297m) from the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) aimed at capacitating the institute to boost grape farming in the country. According to a Daily News report, the funds will see the research institution acquire modern research technology as well enable a…

Tanzania coffee exports generate US$77.74m as production increases

TANZANIA – Tanzania coffee export generated US$77.74 million (Tzs 180bn) in revenues from the export of 65,000 tonnes of coffee in the 2018/19 crop season supported by increased production of the commodity. Speaking during a recently held national coffee stakeholders meeting, Primus Kimaryo Director General Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) said that the country recorded 30%…

Tanzania chamber of commerce embarks on efforts to boost cassava sector

TANZANIA- The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) has unveiled plans of setting up a cassava processing plant in Dodoma as part of its commitment in transforming the cassava sector in the country. Additionally, the government agency -whose a mandate is to promote trade and facilitate private-public investments- has also acquired 2,000 acres…

Unilever Tea commissions US$21.5m tea processing plant in Tanzania

TANZANIA - Unilever Tea Tanzania Limited (UTT), has commissioned a US$21.5 million (Tzs 49.6 billion) state-of-the-art tea processing plant as it counties to make inroads in the sector. The modern facility has a capacity of processing 50 tonnes of green tea per day. Speaking during the launch,President John Magufuli hailed the investment by the firm…

Kenya’s DL Group opens tea warehouse facility in Tanzania to boost regional trading

TANZANIA - DL Group of Companies Limited, a Kenyan based firm has invested in a tea warehouse facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ahead of the proposed regional tea trading and export projects through the Dar es Salaam Port. According to a report by Daily News, Dr David Langat, the company’s executive chairman said that…

Tanzania’s agribusiness finance group unveils US$79.49m to support local investors

TANZANIA – The Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS), an agribusiness financial investment organisation in Tanzania, has unveiled US$79.49 million (Tzs 184 billion) to supportlocal agricultural investors in the country in commercialising their operations. The investments strengthens the firm’s financial support in the country’s agricultural sector  which according to a Daily News report, has since its…

Tanzania’s Bakhresa partners UK’s Nichlos Plc for local production of Vimto drinks

TANZANIA – The Bakhresa Food Products Limited, a Tanzania based food and beverage manufacturer, has partnered with Nichols Plc, United Kingdom based producer of Vimto drinks, in the production of the international brands locally. Mr Salim Aziz, chief executive at Bakhresa Food Products, said the partnership will see Vimto being produced and distributed in the…