USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub partners with Koster Keunen to promote bee keeping in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Koster Keunen, one of the world’s leading processors, refiners and marketers of natural waxes has received a grant of almost US$2 million from USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub to organize and improve West Africa’s beekeeping supply chain to meet international standards for honey and beeswax. Since 1852, Koster Keunen has specialized in processing, formulating and marketing quality waxes to the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and candle industry. Through the grant acquired, the firm will provide equipment, training, and new technologies, and will facilitate certifications for smallholders…

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Kenyan county government sets up ready to drink juice processing plant

KENYA – Makueni County in Eastern Kenya is set to enter the ready to drink juice market in light of the arrival of the second fruit juice processing line at the Makueni Fruit Processing factory in Kalamba town. The new line has the capacity to produce 8,000 litres per hour and refine ready to drink juice. This is an addition to the already existing line processing 5 metric tons of raw mangoes producing 3,000 liters of Puree (Mango concentrate) per hour which when diluted will be used to make read…

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