Kenyan government to merge Strategic Grain Reserve with National Cereals Board

KENYA – The Government of Kenya plans to merge the National Cereals and Produce Board-NCPB with the Strategic Food Reserve in a restructuring programme aimed at improving efficiency. The merging will entail the Strategic Grain […]

Kenyan geothermal company installs Africa’s first steam cereals dryer

KENYA – Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has installed a semi-commercial cereals dryer at the Menengai Geothermal project funded by the Icelandic International Development Agency with a capacity to dry 20 tonnes of cereals per day. […]

Food safety solutions supplier Neogen launches first rapid test for ergot alkaloids

UK – Multinational food safety test kits supplier, Neogen Corporation has developed a quick and simple lateral flow test for ergot alkaloids – natural toxins produced by a fungus that commonly infects rye and wheat. […]

Algeria’s cereal import falls 12% as the government gears towards reducing soft wheat imports to 4M tonnes

ALGERIA – Algeria’s cereal import bill dropped 12% to US$2.1 billion in the nine months to September 30, down from US$2.4 billion in the same period last year. Algeria, one of the world’s biggest grain […]

Saudi’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. to acquire grain terminal in Egypt

EGYPT – Saudi Arabia’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), a Saudi joint stock company owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to acquire a grain terminal in […]

Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation […]

Gem Corp, Agro Corp secures Ethiopia’s 600,000 tons wheat supply contract

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government procurement agency has awarded two companies, Gem Corp Commodities Trading SA and Agro Corp International, to supply 600,000 metric tons of wheat valued at US$116.53 million (3.38 billion birr) According to […]

Corteva Agriscience partners AGRA to boost cereals, fruit production in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has entered into a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in a deal that seeks to boost cereals, fruit and vegetable production […]

Uganda, UK firms enter US$154.68m joint venture to boost agriculture sector

UGANDA – The ministry of agriculture in Uganda has entered into a joint venture with two United Kingdom-based agriculture firms that seeks to boost the agriculture sector through a US$154.68 million (UGX577.6bn) investment. Through the […]

Kenya’s grain imports to increase as local production dwindles, says USDA

KENYA – Kenya’s imports of corn, wheat and rice are expected to increase in the 2019-20 marketing year as local supply of the commodities is projected to decline during the period. This is according to […]