AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo - Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and eastern DRC). The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail…

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…

Danone’s venture arm invests in Impact Water Nigeria to enhance access to safe drinking water

NIGERIA – Danone, through its investment fund and social business incubator, Danone Communities has invested in Impact Water Nigeria to develop access to safe drinking water. Impact water is a social business operating an innovative model, with easy to maintain water treatment units to enhance access to safe drinking water to schools and communities in…

Ugandan agro-processing firm bags Presidential exporters’ award

UGANDA - UGACOF, a Ugandan agro-processing and value-addition company, was ranked as the top exporter and winner of the 24th President Exporters’ Award for 2018. UGACOF, whose main business is coffee processing including hulling, cleaning, grading and sorting coffee beans harvested before export was declared the winner in the event organised by the Uganda Export…

Brookside Dairy seeking Coordinator, maintenance, boiler and laboratory technicians

UGANDA - The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a Products Quality Improvement Coordinator, maintenance, boiler and laboratory technicians. Products Quality Improvement Coordinator He/She will be reporting to the Quality Assurance manager with responsibilities to monitor and manage adherence to food safety and compliance to regulatory requirement.…

Brookside Dairy seeking general, technical, logistics and production managers

UGANDA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager – Technical, production, logistics and managers and managers-payables. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, the General Manager- Technician will provide overall management and co-ordination of the technical department. He/She will be responsible for ensuring that cost effective…

Ugandan coffee processors seek direct sales to bolster earnings

UGANDA – Ugandan coffee processors have unveiled plans of trading their commodity directly with buyers, by passing the widely used auction markets, in a move to secure more earnings from the sales, reports Daily Monitor. Speaking to officials from Trade Mark East Africa at Uganda Coffee Development Authority offices in Uganda, Mr John Nuwagaba, general…

Uganda tea exports revenues grow 11.4% to US$88.8m in 2018

UGANDA – Uganda tea exports recorded the highest performance ever in 2018 after posting sales worth US$88.8 million from US$79.7 million in 2017 representing 11.4% increase in revenues. Stakeholders in the sector have attributed the significant performance to increased production which grew 15% to 71 million kilogrammes up from 60 million kilogrammes exported in 2017,…

AgDevCo, Centurion Agricultural Partners invest in Uganda’s pork industry

UGANDA - AgDevCo, a social impact investor in the African agricultural sector has partnered Centurion Agricultural Partners in a multimillion-dollar investment at Nakifuma Farming Company, a pork company in Uganda, to boost the country’s pork sector. The investment through a new 390-sow pig breeding and finishing unit will see Nakifuma utilize improved genetics and animal…

Ugandan milk processor Vital Tomosi commissions US$15m processing factory

UGANDA – Uganda’s Vital Tomosi Dairy Limited, producers of the Milkman brand of UHT milk and yoghurt has commissioned a new milk processing factory in Kiruhura District as it seeks to increase its production capacity. The new dairy processing factory comes at an investment worth US$15 million and has a capacity to process 100, 000…