Tanzania’s coffee production rises to four years high on improved conditions

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s coffee production has almost doubled to four years high, thanks to good weather and high crop circle boom this season. Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB), acting Director General Primus Kimaryo notes that the […]

Tanzania’s MeTL Group inaugurates US$89.17m processing facility

TANZANIA – The Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL) Group, a Tanzania based diversified investment company, has inaugurated new wheat and maize processing facility after investing US$89.17million (TShs 205bn). The latest 21st Century Food and Packaging […]

Kenya to purchase 1m tonnes of maize, flour from Tanzania to avert shortage

KENYA – Kenya has entered into an agreement with Tanzania for the purchase of one million metric tonnes of maize and flour to help the country bridge a shortfall of the commodity. Government officials from […]

East African Breweries reports 57% jump in full-year profits to US$115m

KENYA – The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) posted a 57.34 per cent growth in net profit to US$115 million (Sh11.5 billion) for the year ending 30th June 2019. The company’s performance was boosted by a […]

Tanzanian government unveils plans of re-branding livestock company

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has unveiled plans of rebranding the National Ranching Company Limited (NARCO), the producers of Kongwa Beef, in a bid to strengthen its operations. The decision targets to transform NARCO […]

Kenya halts maize imports plans from Mexico, turns to regional market

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has halted importation of 11.1 million bags of maize from Mexico and will instead be importing the commodity from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) […]

Tanzania to record bumper harvest with grain output projected at 16.4m tonnes

TANZANIA – A preliminary food assessment report issued by the government indicates that the country is set to record a bumper harvest in the 2018/19 season, placing the total grain output at 16,408,309 tonnes. Speaking […]

WFP partners Tanzanian varsity in developing recipes for fortified food, micronutrients

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has teamed up with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) experts in Tanzania to develop local recipes for fortified foods and micronutrient powders. The recipes will to be used […]

Tanzania to host international conference on cashew nut industry

TANZANIA – Tanzania will be hosting the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) annual conference to be held from 7 to 9 November in Dar es Salaam. The international cashew nut conference is aimed at analysing the […]

Tanzania Meat Board embarks on efforts to strengthen meat quality and safety systems

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meat Board (TMB) has embarked on a nationwide initiative to strengthen meat quality and safety systems in the country. TMB Registration Officer, Mr Geoffrey Sosthenes, says that the efforts seeks to […]