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…

Dar eyes to boost wheat supply to lucrative East Africa market

TANZANIA - The government in collaboration with various food processing industries is setting plans to boost production and supply of wheat flour in the East African region, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Investment, Prof Adolf Mkenda said yesterday. The PS said the idea was to increase the production and supply of wheat…