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. […]

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 […]

Capwell Industries expands into beverages market with US$2.5m investment

KENYA – Capwell Industries, one of Kenya’s leading milled cereal products manufacturer, has launched a new is cereal milk drink as part of the firm’s strategic direction to venture into beverages and expand its product […]

COMESA region’s cereal productivity affected by low seed quality

AFRICA – COMESA regions cereal productivity has remained low despite the high production potential that the region holds, greatly attributed to small- holder farmers’ limited access to improved seeds. New Times Rwanda reports that of […]

AFGRI signs concession with Transnet in South Africa ports deal

SOUTH AFRICA– South Africa’s rail operator Transnet has announced its intent to enter into a fifteen-year concession agreement with agribusiness major AFGRI Operations for the operation and maintenance of landside operations with Transnet Port Terminals […]

Kellogg’s to re-start shipments of Honey Smacks cereals after Salmonella scare

USA – Kellogg’s, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, to re-start shipment of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals after the previous Salmonella scrae that led to the recall of the snacks from retail shops. According to the […]

SON develops new standards for dry beans to aid acceptance in global markets

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has developed a standard specification for dry beans following numerous rejections at the international market, reports This Day. SON is looking to aid in acceptance of the […]

Serengeti Breweries to increase volume of cereals sourced locally by 2020

TANZANIA – Serengeti Breweries, a subsidiary of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has said it will increase the amount of barley, maize and sorghum it sources locally from 15,300 metric tonnes to over 17,000 tons […]