Gem Corp, Agro Corp secures Ethiopia’s 600,000 tons wheat supply contract

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government procurement agency has awarded two companies, Gem Corp Commodities Trading SA and Agro Corp International, to supply 600,000 metric tons of wheat valued at US$116.53 million (3.38 billion birr) According to […]

Egypt unveils plans of increasing wheat output, targets 3.6m tonnes

EGYPT – Egypt, the world’s largest wheat buyer, has unveiled plans of increasing local production to 3.6 million tonnes in the coming season that starts in April. According to a report by Reuters, Egypt’s supply […]

Nigerian chamber of commerce faults wheat policy amid low production

NIGERIA – The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has faulted the federal government’s policy on wheat, saying heavy import tariff on the commodity are adversely affecting millers in the country. In 2012, the […]

Buhler appoints Roman Sonderegger head of Wheat & Rye business

SWITZERLAND – Buhler, leading supplier of food processing plant, equipment and related services has named Roman Sonderegger as head of its Wheat & Rye business unit starting January 2019. Sonderegger reports to Stefan Birrer, head […]

EA Grain Council seeks Tanzania agricultural stakeholder’s partnership

TANZANIA – The East African Grain Council (EAGC) has called for partnership with the ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania in a bid to address challenges facing the sector. Fredrick Costa, Communications Officer, Fredrick Costa said […]

Zimbabwe grain millers mull contract farming to boost production

ZIMBABWE – The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has unveiled plans of venturing into a contract farming scheme with an aim of increasing the country’s wheat output. According to a report by NewsDay, the […]

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 […]