KENYA – Millers are lobbying to import duty-free wheat after they exhaust what’s available from local farmers.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s raw milk production for the five months to May 2015 marginally rose 2,2 percent from 22,2 million litres to 22,7 million litres despite operating environment constrains, according to latest statistics from the Agriculture ministry.
ETHIOPIA – The Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service (PPPDS), on behalf of the Ethiopian Grain Trade Enterprise (EGTE), has finally awarded two companies a 2.4 million quintal purchase of wheat at 1.08 billion Br in its latest closed bid.
EGYPT – Importation of food products during the first five months of 2015 recorded EGP 5.16bn, declining by 31.5% compared to the same period last year, where food imports registered EGP 7.53bn.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s largest sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett, production declined by nine percent to 445 000 tonnes in the full year to March 2015 compared to 488 000 registered in the prior period due to low dam levels.
SOUTH AFRICA – Poultry producer Astral Foods, which released strong interim numbers on Monday, could enhance its fledgling African presence with a move into Ethiopia.
TANZANIA – A multi-billion sugar plantation and processing project, which has been planned for Coast region’s Bagamoyo district is expected to turn the country into a net sugar exporter by 2030.
WORLD – Global milled rice trade this year is predicted to drop 2.5 per cent from that of 2014 to 41.3 million tonnes, due mainly to good stockpiles or higher production in Asia, the United Nations food agency has said.
ZIMBABWE – Production of raw milk in Zimbabwe this year is expected to rise by between 0,5 to 1 percent as the country moves to rebuild its herd and increase capacity, an official has said.
NIGERIA – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed the determination of the Federal Government in solving the challenge of nutrition in Nigeria.