Africa Improved Foods appoints Edouard Spicher as company’s new CEO

RWANDA – Africa Improved Foods (AIF), Rwanda based local manufacturer of fortified foods has named Edouard Spicher as the company’s new CEO taking over from Amar Ali, who has been at the helm since 2016. Taking over leadership of the company, Edouard comes with a 25 years track record as a Senior Executive in the consumer goods sector with a strong background in emerging markets. He has worked with organizations such as Fan Milk International as CEO and Nestle in different capacities, across different markets. “It is our pleasure to…

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My Corporate Journey – Daniel Nyange – Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd

Describe your current role, your key responsibilities and the most critical deliverables? What are the most important skills sets in achieving success in your role? I am the Site Manager at Africa Improved Foods Rwanda ltd (AIF). This means that I am responsible for Production, Maintenance, SHE (Safety, Health and Environment management), Security, Warehouse and Inventory management departments – largely known as Operations. Each of these comes with a set of expectations. Production is about conversion of raw materials into finished goods at the right Productivity, Quality, Cost, Operational excellence…

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Africa Improved Foods partners with Clinton Foundation on soybean project in Malawi

MALAWI – Africa Improved Foods (AIF) has partnered with The Clinton Foundation to promote production and sourcing of high-quality soybeans from farmers in Malawi through the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI). The foundation has worked across Rwanda, Malawi and Tanzania to increase the cultivation of soybeans as an alternative to traditional cash-crops such as tobacco to create alternative revenue streams for smallholder communities. CDI has built the capacity of the soybeans farmers by offering intensive community-centered training under CDI’s Community Agribusiness Approach to be able to meet the strictest quality requirements…

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Africa Improved Foods partners Kenya’s Tropikal Brands to launch nutritious foods

KENYA – Rwanda-based food processing company Africa Improved Foods has partnered Kenya’s consumer goods firm, Tropikal Brands to launch nutritious products in the region. The partnership also seeks to ensure sustained quality of grains sourced from across the Eastern Africa region. Speaking during the launch of the newly developed porridge flour under the brand name ‘Nutripro’, Davies Mukuria, Tropikal Brands Africa Managing Director, unveiled that the partnership looks to source nutritious grains from smallholder farmers across the region.  “As we launch Nutripro today, we are setting foot into a familiar territory, and…

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AIF, Kenchic, SALL, CCBA, Wrigley’s and EABL take top positions in Plant of the Year Awards

KENYA– The food industry in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions is on the upswing, in terms of new investments in new plants and expansions, as evidenced in the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards, held on September 14 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Courtesy of the entries received in the highly prestigious and competitive Awards, the combined new investments in new plants that were submitted for the New Plant of the Year category in the region was well over USD 350 million in the last four years…

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Africa Improved Foods receives the first SDG Award for sustainable consumption

RWANDA- Africa Improved Foods (AIF), a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and a consortium of Royal DSM and investment firms has received the first SDG Award for sustainable consumption from the Swiss Green Economy Symposium (SGES). The event held 4 September in Zurich, Switzerland features companies committed to sustainability, with project distinctions focused on implementing the United Nations’ sustainability goals while integrating local knowhow with the expertise of global players. AIF manufactures high quality, fortified and nutritious complementary foods and was recognized for applying new approach to fight…

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Africa Improved Foods eyes export market, to double local sourcing of cereals

RWANDA – Africa Improved Foods (AIF), a local manufacturer of fortified foods has assured local farmers and farming cooperatives that it was set to double local sourcing for maize, sorghum and soya this year. The firm looks forward to increasing production with an eye on the export market. According to officials from the firm, they were increasing production from 35,000 to 45, 000 tonnes of produce, marketed and sold under the Nootri range of fortified foods. Given an increasing demand for fortified food products in the region, Africa Improved Foods…

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