IFC invests US$55.9M in Habesha Breweries, boosting Ethiopia’s barley industry

ETHIOPIA — The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has extend US$55.9 million financing to Habesha Breweries S.C., a beverage manufacturer in Ethiopia to help the company expand its operations and increase local barley sourcing from smallholder […]

Tanzania Breweries commits to improving local barley productivity

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev, has pledged to support barley farmers while encouraging them to adopt modern technology and practices that will increase efficiency and productivity. Speaking during the […]

Morocco’s cereal production to shrink 19% to 6.1m tonnes

MOROCCO – Morrocco is set to record a decline in major cereals production during the 2018-2019 production season with forecast projecting a 6.1 million tonnes harvest representing a 19% decline from the average production of […]

Ethiopia’s Assela Malt Factory to triple annual production

ETHIOPIA – Assela Malt Factory, the leading malt supplier to most Ethiopian breweries, has unveiled plans of increasing its annual malt production to 100 000 tonnes, reports New Business Ethiopia. Currently, the factory operates at […]

Ukraine grain exports forecast to rise to 42.5 million tonnes

EUROPE – Ukraine grain exports are projected to rise to 42.5 million tonnes in the 2018-19 marketing year (July-June) boosted by higher harvests expected during the period. According to Ukraine’s agriculture ministry, Ukraine expects to […]

China’s grain imports fall on rising prices and impact of US tariffs

ASIA – China’s sorghum imports in July declined by 62.5% to 220,000 tonnes from 588,364 tonnes a year ago, impacted by heavy tariffs imposed on shipments from the United States and rising international prices, reports […]

EU and Eastern Europe drought causes damage to wheat, maize and barley crops

EUROPE – The drought in many regions of the European Union and Eastern Europe has caused significant damage to wheat, maize and barley crops, according to FAO of the United Nations. FoodingredientsFirst reported that the […]

Tanzania Breweries recommits to improving barley production

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) has renewed its commitment in collaborating with farmers to improve barley productivity in the country, reported IPP media. During the Barley Growers day in the country’s capital, the company […]