Tanzania’s annual meat imports decline 63% on improving local industry

TANZANIA – Tanzania has reduced its meat imports by 63% from 1,401.96 tonnes to 516.63 tonnes within a period of one year on the back of the improving local industry. This was majorly supported by […]

South Africa’s lobby groups push for reforms in poultry sector to protect industry

SOUTH AFRICA – Meat and poultry producers in South Africa have called for reforms in the poultry sector with an aim of maintaining balance between local poultry producers and importers aimed at protecting the industry. […]

Lessafre Zimbabwe ventures into wheat farming to boost local supply

ZIMBABWE – Lessafre Zimbabwe, the sole yeast manufacturer in Zimbabwe, has ventured into wheat farming as part of its efforts to help reduce the import bill which has had an impact to the local milling […]

Zimbabwe to purchase 700,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to ease shortage

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is set to purchase a total of 700,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania aimed at easing food shortage challenges following the El-Nino induced drought that has negatively impacted on the country’s agric […]

Egypt soybean imports to grow supported by increase in local processing capacity

EGYPT – Egypt’s soybean imports have been projected to further increase by 14% in 2019-20 as local processing capacity continues to surge, a report by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals. The recent report […]

Ghana’s seafood and fish products imports up US$ 311.4m on increasing demand

GHANA – Ghana’s fish and seafood imports in 2018 grew to about US$ 311.4 million on account of increasing demand and dwindling fish stocks. According to a recent report by the Global Agricultural Information Network […]

FDA unveils strategy to advance food safety and oversight of imported food

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has announced a new strategy to advance its food safety mission and modernize oversight of imported food. The FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy, […]

Kenya lifts ban on China fish imports as demand increases

KENYA – Kenya has lifted the ban on fish imports from China as the country continues to experience increased demand that has caused fish shortage in the country, reports Business daily. The Department of Fisheries […]

Kenya’s sugar imports rise to reach 189,000 tonnes in nine months to September

KENYA – Kenya’s sugar imports have clicked 189,000 tonnes in the nine months to September, a significant reduction from the 933,000 tonnes of sugar it imported last year. A report by the East African revealed […]