FrieslandCampina WAMCO gets closer to Nigeria dairy farmers with opening of new collection center

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands, has opened a new milk collection center in the South West of Nigeria on the campus of Bowen University. This was revealed by Jeroen Elfers, Corporate Director Dairy Development & Milk Streams at FrieslandCampina on a LinkedIn post, indicating that the institution of higher learning is also building a dairy farm for training purposes. The university dairy farm will also deliver its milk to the Nigerian dairy processing company, as part of its sustainable dairy value chain…

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Kenya’s leading alcohol producer EABL hikes prices on back of tough operating environment

KENYA – Kenyan alcohol lovers will be forced to dig deeper into their pockets to purchase some of their favourite brands from the East African Breweries Limited’s (EABL), after the alcohol producer revised some of its prices upwards. According to report by The Nation, EABL has made a price increase of between Ksh. 10 (US$0.093) and Ksh. 500 (US$4.64) depending on the type of drink and quantities. The price revision affects beers brands such as Whitecap Light, Tusker Lite, Cider and Malt, Guinness (regular), Whitecap Lager, Balozi and Hop House…

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South Africa’s dry bean production expected to decline by 13% prompting rise in imports, reduction in exports

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s production and imports of dry beans have been declining over the past decade in correlation with a decrease in consumption. According to a recent report by USDA, South Africa’s dry bean production is relatively small, and averaged around 65,000 tons over the past five years, representing less than one percent of the country’s total summer field crop production. In the 2021 marketing year (MY), South Africa planted 47,390 hectares of dry beans, down six percent from the previous season. The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) estimates…

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