Zimbabwe wheat stock improve as imports moderate shortage

ZIMBABWE – The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) says the country’s flour stocks have improved with supply to the bakeries from the millers now set at 500 tonnes per day. According to GMAZ chairman, […]

Zimbabwe to import 200 000t of wheat to ease shortage

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is set to import 200 000 tonnes of wheat to further alleviate the grain shortage in the country. According to the deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Vangelis […]

Egypt rejects French wheat shipment over high fungus contamination

EGYPT – The government of Egypt has rejected a shipment of 63,000 tonnes of wheat sourced from France which officials in the country said that the commodity had exceeded the authorized levels of ergot, a […]

Ethiopia’s wheat production to increase as government unveils self-sufficiency plans

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s wheat production is expected to increase hitting 4.6 million tonnes during the 2019-20 period as the government unveils plans to ensure the country becomes self-sufficient in wheat production. This is according to […]

Ethiopia tenders bid for supply of 400,000 tonnes of wheat to ease demand

ETHIOPIA – The Government of Ethiopia has issued a new international competitive tender to buy 400,000 tonnes of milling wheat as it seeks to fill the gap of wheat supply in the local milling and […]

Kenya’s grain imports to increase as local production dwindles, says USDA

KENYA – Kenya’s imports of corn, wheat and rice are expected to increase in the 2019-20 marketing year as local supply of the commodities is projected to decline during the period. This is according to […]

Ethiopia agrees to buy 400,000 tons of wheat from Bunge, ADM and Amropa AG

ETHIOPIA – The Government of Ethiopia has reached an agreement with three companies; Bunge SA, Amropa AG and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co. in the supply of 400,000 metric tonnes of wheat. According to a […]

Kenya’s flour prices surge on declining wheat supply

KENYA – Kenya’s dwindling wheat supply has continued to exert pressure on the local flour prices on account of high international price of wheat. According to a report by Business Daily, the price in the […]

Africa’s wheat consumption grows as imports hit 47million tonnes

AFRICA – Africa’s grain consumption has over the past decade posted remarkable growth amid increasing demand propelled by the increasing population and changing consumer habits. According to a report by World Grain, wheat was among […]

Zimbabwe bakers fault lack of forex as bread shortage & prices shoot

ZIMBABWE – The National Bakers’ Association of Zimbabwe has attributed bread shortage in the market to lack of foreign currency which has hampered importation of wheat to support the industry, reports The Herald. Mr Ngoni […]