Kilombero Sugar donates 30,000 litres of alcohol to aid in production of hand sanitizers

TANZANIA – Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) has donated 30,000 litres of alcohol to the Tanzanian government to aid in the production of hand sanitizers amid the spread of the corona virus in the country. The […]

South Africa wine industry gets green light to export during lockdown

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s wine industry has received green light to export its products during the lockdown period following “intensive lobbying” by a task team of exporters. Last week the industry’s exporter task team […]

South African government avails US$65.4m grant for small scale farmers

SOUTH AFRICA – South African small scale farmers with an annual turnover of between R20 000 (US$1,000) and R1 million (US$54,500)are set to receive government grants, with application open from April 8 to April 22, […]

Kenyan farmers and traders of fresh produce urged to continue with production

KENYA – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has encouraged traders and farmers of fresh produce to continue with their agricultural activities in bid to ensure continued supply of food in the country during these unprecedented times, […]

Mars commits US$20m to communities in COVID-19 response

USA – Mars Incorporated, the American multinational confectionery, food, and petcare products company, has announced a new commitment which includes an initial cash and in-kind donation of US$20 million to support communities most affected by […]

COVID-19 Update: PepsiCo accelerates relief efforts with US$45m package

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation has announced a more than US$45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief to affected regions, […]

Atedo Peterside steps down from the Board of Nigerian Breweries

NIGERIA – Nigerian Breweries has announced the resignation of Mr Atedo Peterside as a non-Executive Director from its board. This was disclosed in a notification, which was signed by the firm’s Company Secretary, Uaboi G. […]

Jeff Bezos donates US$100m to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund

USA – Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of American multinational e-commerce giant, Amazon, has donated US$100 million to the Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding America […]

New campaign promoting responsible drinking during lock-down launches in SA

SOUTH AFRICA – The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education ( has launched a national awareness campaign urging consumers to ‘Choose Responsibly’ in line with Government’s 21-day nationwide lockdown, a decision to proactively manage the […]

Brookside Dairy increases producer milk prices to cushion farmers against COVID-19

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited has announced it would pay an additional shilling for every kilo of raw milk supplied to it from Wednesday, 1 April to […]