Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the very best new products, projects and initiatives; and outstanding individuals in the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa. Through a competitive process judged by some of the most outstanding industry veterans, the Awards aim at boosting innovations and excellence in the region's food industry. The 2018…

AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo - Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and eastern DRC). The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail…

AFMASS FoodTech – Tanzania edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo Tanzania edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Tanzania. The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders in Tanzania, while enabling the…

Ethiopia’s Dina Gezahegn to establish US$7.1 million flour and biscuit factories

ETHIOPIA – Dina Gezahegn Import & Export, Ethiopia’s major importer and exporter of agricultural commodities and meat has invested US$7.1 million to set up separate flour processing and biscuit manufacturing factories in the country. According to the Addis Fortune, the two factories sit on a 20,000Square metre land in Oromia Regional State, the plants will…

IRRI opens new center in India to enhance rice research in Asia and Africa

INDIA - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has inaugurated a new facility, IRRI South Asia Regional Center (IRRI SARC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to enhance research capabilities in rice growing countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. IRRI South Asia Regional Centre features state-of-the-art laboratories and an institute that hosts scientists and experts from…

Wine and spirits firm Pernod Ricard acquires stake in Jumia to grow footprint in Africa

AFRICA – French beverages distillery and the world’s second largest wine and spirits company has said that it has invested in Jumia, the leading ecommerce player for an unspecified stake to strengthen its position in spirits and wines on the continent. The investment in Jumia strengthens their partnership and will see Pernod Ricard, which is…

African Universities team up to launch research centre for food security

SOUTH AFRICA – The University of Pretoria in partnership with the University of Nairobi and the University of Ghana has been awarded the privilege to host a new research center that aims to enhance food security and transform food policy on the continent. The African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security was…