Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Unilever Ghana reports 10% growth in revenue supported by increase in sales

GHANA - Unilever Ghana Limited posted revenues of US$120.35 million (GH¢632m) in 2018, representing a 10 per cent increase from US$109.49 million (GH¢575m) that the consumer good company generated in 2017. The company said that the growth was strongly supported by increase in sales volumes during the period under review. The Company’s operating profit before…

Government commissions fruit processing factory under industrialization initiative

GHANA – The Ghanaian Government has commissioned an avocado processing factory in Akuapem under government’s One-District-One-Factory industrialization initiative. The Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited has a capacity to process six to eight tons of avocado per hour, which also integrates 200 acres of land to support consistent fruit supply. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Albert…

Ghanaian university develops first local grain moisture tester to curb post-harvest losses

GHANA - The Department of Agriculture Engineering in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana has developed the first locally-made grain moisture tester. According to a Ghana News Agency report, the device, known as ‘Grain-Mate Grain Moisture Tester’ is meant to accurately measure the moisture content in grains and animal feed to…

Caltech Ventures to partner Ghanaian university to improve raw material sourcing

GHANA – Ghana’s Ho Technical University (HTU) has unveiled plans of partnering with Caltech Ventures Limited, a cassava processing firm in Ghana, to increase raw material supply to the firm. According to Mr. Phanuel Klogo, Head of Agro-Enterprise Development Department at HTU the partnership seeks to increase investment in the agro sector and improve the…

Ghana’s leading cocoa buyer seeks US$100m to boost operations

GHANA – The Produce Buying Company (PBC) Limited, Ghana’s biggest cocoa buyer, seeks to raise US$100 million from international banks help the firm sustain its operation and settle its obligations. According to the firm’s deputy chief executive officer, Kojo Safo, the transaction, handled by an Accra-based advisory firm, should be completed before the start of…

Ghana to establish rice processing factory in Kassena under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – The government of Ghana has unveiled plans of establishing a rice processing factory in Kassena-Nankana Municipal under the government’s flagship programme, One District One Factory initiative (1D1F). Mr Williams Adum, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kassena-Nankana Municipal, said the factory will facilitate value addition as well as increase rice production in the…

Japanese organisation inaugurates Shea butter processing facility in Ghana

GHANA - The Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) has handed over a shea butter processing facility to a farming community in Gushegu Municipality, Northern region of Ghana. The project was implemented by Grameen Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a GH¢388,500 (US$75,000) funding from GGHSP. The proceeding…

EU launches US$1.27m aquaculture project in Ghana to enhance growth in the value chain

GHANA – The European Union (EU) in partnership with the local government arms have launched a US$1.27 million Fish for Development Project (FIDEP) in Adentan, Ghana, that seeks to promote growth in the value chain. According to a report by GhanaWeb, the EU will be funding 70% of the project while the Adentan Municipal Assembly,…

French biotech firm Cycle Farms inaugurates first insect-based fish feed factory in Ghana

GHANA - Cycle Farms, a France based biotechnology firm, has inaugurated its first fish feed factory in Tema, Ghana, that will process insect meal protein-rich fish feed in a bid to boost aquaculture production in the country. Cycle Farms will utilise the Black soldier fly (BSF) larva in the industrial-scale production of a complete feed…