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…

Ghana’s beverage company launches new US$2.2m Tetra Pak juice line

GHANA - Kasapreko Company Limited, a manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Ghana, commissioned a new automated carton aseptic juice line following a US$2.2 million investment. According to the company, the juice production line will produce Kiddy Pak juice drinks to serve the young adults market, reports GhanaWeb. According to Chris Addo-Sarkodie,…

Ghana’s Niche Confectionery unveils 12 new variants in its chocolate portfolio

GHANA – Niche Confectionery Limited, a chocolate manufacturer and subsidiary of Niche Cocoa Ltd Ghana, launched 12 more varieties of its Niche Chocolate products. The company said the products include; extra dark (72% cocoa), dark (56% cocoa), milk (38% cocoa) and nine milk chocolate flavours; coconut, ginger, orange, strawberry, banana, mango, lime, honey and coffee.…

Leading cocoa producer, Ivory Coast adopts new cocoa trading system

IVORY COAST – World's leading cocoa producing country, Ivory Coast, revealed that it has commenced trading its cocoa directly to the world’s top traders, switching from its previously used system- through auctions. According to the Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC) in Ivory Coast, the country managed to sell 400, 000 tonnes of cocoa under the…

Ghana seeks US$300m to prop up underperforming cocoa regulator

GHANA – Ghana has embarked on engaging lenders as it seeks to raise US$300 million in credit to support the country’s cocoa regulator, Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), which has been struggling with losses. Ghana Cocoa Board, is struggling to cover its expenses after keeping farmers’ minimum pay unchanged for three season straight, despite a decline in…

Ghana’s Afrotropic commissions US$30m cocoa processing plant

GHANA – Ghana’s Afrotropic Cocoa Processing Limited (ACPL), has commissioned a new cocoa processing factory, an investment valued at US$30 million with a capacity to process 15,000 tonnes of cocoa beans, reports Ghanaian Times. The factory will be processing cocoa beans into cocoa nibs, cocoa liquor, deodorised cocoa butter and cocoa cake. Speaking during the…

Hi Group to invest US$78m in reviving Ghana’s Kamenda Sugar Factory

GHANA - The Hi limit Group, developers of government’s one village one dam programme has signed a purchase agreement to revive the defunct Komenda Sugar Factory at an investment worth about US$78 million reports Ghana News Agency. The agreement signed under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry will see Hi Limited group…

Ghana sets up storage facility to curb post-harvest losses

GHANA – The government Ghana is constructing a 1,000-metric ton capacity warehouse under One District One Warehouse initiative to help prevent post-harvest losses and aid mass production of food crops, reports Ghana News Agency. According to Mr Ansuar-Dean Nanjo, the Project Site Supervisor, the high capacity facility features a laboratory, security post, waiting and clearing,…

Cocoa prices expected to increase amid poor weather conditions

NIGERIA - A Financial Derivatives Company’s (FDC’s) commodity updated has projected an increase in coca prices at the international market due to persisting poor weather conditions in the major producing countries. According to the Daily Independent, FDC analysts said that although cocoa prices were down by 2.86% to $2,274 per metric ton in the past…

GSA Partners Nestlé Ghana to enhance quality standards

GHANA - The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and Nestlé Ghana Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to forge a strong cooperation in the sharing of scientific and technical information, reports Ghana News Agency. The Public-Private-Partnership agreement seeks to enhance laboratory analytical methods alignment and capacity building in laboratory testing of food products to…