Aaryan Investment gets nod from CAK for full ownership of Bidco Land O’ Lakes

KENYA – The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved Aaryan Investments Limited (AIL), to acquire 50% stake in animal feed joint venture by Bidco Africa and American Conglomerate Land O’Lakes. The proposed deal involves the acquisition of an additional 50 percent shares in Bidco Land O’ Lakes by AIL, gaining full control of the business. Aaryan, which is incorporated in Kenya as an investment holding company, currently owns 50 percent of the target’s issued share capital. The company also controls Bidco Africa Limited which, through its subsidiaries, manufactures fast-moving…

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DSM-Novozymes Alliance launches its second-generation protease to improve poultry growth performance

DENMARK – The DSM/Novozymes alliance, a global leader in feed enzymes, has launched its second-generation protease, ProAct 360™ to help poultry feed producers achieve improved growth performance in their feeds.  According to a statement from the alliance, ProAct 360™ delivers feed efficiency, affordability, and sustainability, helping feed producers achieve consistent improvements in growth performance, along with improved matrix values for key amino acids and faster action.   “As its name suggests, ProAct 360™ reflects a 360° understanding of the needs of poultry producers, and also of the challenges that poultry production can face with regard to environmental footprint,”…

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Kenyan organic feed, fertilizer maker Ecodudu breaks ground on new rearing facility

KENYA – Ecodudu, a Kenya-based waste-to-value company producing high-quality insect-based protein for animal feed and organic fertilizers from recycled organic matter, has commenced construction of its new rearing facility. According to the startup, the new facility will be on an 8-acre site in one of the largest fruit farms in Kenya, producing mostly mangoes and avocados. The new rearing center will be used to breed Black Solider Flies, as Ecodudu’s production processes leverage the larvae to convert food and organic waste into nutritious and protein-dense biomass. The residues are subsequently…

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Producer of organic animal feed in Zimbabwe MoFeed Africa Organic Solutions seeks US$1.5m for expansion

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe based firm, MoFeed Africa Organic Solutions, producer of organic animal feed, is seeking about US$1.5m to expand its project in Wedza District, in Mashonaland East Province. MoFeed Africa Organic Solutions produces duckweed, a floating aquatic plant rich in protein, that can be fed to cattle, fish, pigs, chickens, sheep as well as goats. According to experts, the plant is not only rich in proteins, but also contains many macro- and micro-nutrients as well as vitamins and carotenoids, reports Business Times. It has been scientifically proven that its…

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AfDB supports Cameroon in establishment of US$119.7m livestock, fish farming development project

CAMEROON – Cameroon has launched the CFAF65 billion (US$119.7m) Livestock and Fish Farming Value Chain Development Project (PDCVEP), aimed to boost the competitiveness of the beef, pork, and fish sectors. The initiative has been funded through a loan injection of CFAF55 billion (US$101.3m) from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capital contribution of CFAF10 billion (US$18.4m) by the Government of Cameroon. The PDCVEP is scheduled to run for the next five years, targeting to improve producers’ income and create job opportunities in the beneficiary segments, reports Business in Cameroon. To…

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New animal feed factory opens in Angola boosting local production

ANGOLA – Angola has welcomed the inauguration of a new animal feed factory, Rações KN by WM Group a multi-industrial player, with a production capacity of 20 tons per hour. The plant is dedicated to the production of different types of feed in varying packages measuring between 25 and 50 kilograms, to ensure affordability and availability of the products. According to reports by Angola Press, this private investment of an undisclosed amount is set to create 150 jobs. Further to that, the project will act as the main recipient or…

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Locally produced complete layer feed by Koudijs launches in Ghana to enhance poultry production

GHANA – Koudijs Ghana Ltd, part of Netherlands based Koudijs Animal Nutrition, subsidiary of Royal De Heus has launched the revolutionary complete layer feed solution in the market. According to the leading producer of complete feed programs, concentrates and premixes in Ghana, the new feed provides poultry farmers with the right and strictly controlled nutrients in the most balanced ratios. It eliminates the challenge that most farmers face of purchasing poultry feeds from multiple suppliers, containing different qualities and later mixing them to feed the birds. This wasn’t the best…

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Kenyan startup The Bug Picture transforms desert locust into animal feed, organic fertilizer

KENYA – Necessity is the mother of invasion. Kenyan regenerative agriculture startup, The Bug Picture is turning the locust invasion menace that has engulfed Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Yemen, into an opportunity by turning the insects into animal feed or an organic fertiliser. The startup is dedicated at addressing environmental challenges in East Africa via the sustainable use of insects, producing competitively priced sustainable alternative protein source. With support from Danida emergency funding, The Bug Picture has mobilised affected community members around the areas of Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu in…

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Amethis acquires minority stake in Senegalese food production company NMA

SENEGAL – Amethis, an investment fund manager dedicated to the African continent has made its first transaction in Senegal with the acquisition of a minority stake in one of the country’s leading FMCG company, Nouvelle Minoterie Africaine (NMA). NMA founded in 2000, produces and distributes animal feed, pasta and wheat flour and has rapidly grown thanks to an organic growth, combined with the acquisition of Moulins Sentenac in 2015. Its daily production capacity is 400 tons for the feed plant, 250 tons for the mill and 55 tonnes for pasta.…

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Rising appetite for meat to push animal feed enzymes market beyond US$1.88B mark by 2026

GLOBAL – Appetite for meat is rising across the globe and the demand for more meat is having a positive impact on the global animal feed enzymes market which is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period to meet the demand for more meat. According to a recent report by Polaris Market Research, the global animal feed enzymes market size is expected to is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3 % from 2018 to 2026 to reach a market value of US$ 1.88 billion at the end…

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