Government invests US$1.43m to revive fruit processing plant at the Coast

KENYA - A government parastatal, the Coast Development Authority (CDA) has revealed that the state has allocated more than US$1.43 million to revive the Galole Integrated Fruit Processing Plant at the Kenyan Coast. A report by the Business Daily indicates that the funding goes towards the re-opening of the mango fruit factory and expansion of…

Purple Carrot makes US$4m equity investment from Fresh Del Monte company

USA - Purple Carrot, the first and only 100% plant-based meal kit company, has announced that Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has made a US$4 million equity investment in the company. Purple Carrot, which launched in October 2014 out of Levitt's garage, delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients nationwide with simple step-by-step guidance for people to cook…

Tesco introduces a new range of cold-pressed juices to reduce juice and vegetable wastes

UK – Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer has introduced a new range of cold-pressed juices, using wonky fruit and vegetables that may otherwise have gone to waste. According to the company, a product called Waste NOT, included in the range, will be surplus apples, beetroot, strawberries and watermelon that fall outside…

Mango powder, pawpaw latex: farmers bank on crop value-addition

KENYA- For most farmers in Kenya today, the big dilemma is whether to carry on with agriculture as a business venture. Unreliable weather patterns have crippled their rain-fed farming while the small profit margins from the sale of unprocessed products are not encouraging to the farmers who contribute immensely to the country’s food security and…

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Food Business Africa magazine is the source of information for the professionals and businesses in the food, beverage, milling, baking and animal feed manufacturing sector in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The magazine incorporates Dairy Business Africa and African Grains, Milling & Feed magazine inserts that are part of the magazine The magazine reflects the publisher's…