Zambia’s fish production to hit 40,000 tons with ZAED project

ZAMBIA – The Zambian government has said that fish production is expected to increase to 40,000 tonnes upon completion of the Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development (ZAED) Project in 2021, reports The Times of Zambia. The […]

Ethiopia’s Wonji Sugar up for privatization in a US$393m deal

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian oldest sugar estate, Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory has started negotiations with the government to sell the company to a private buyer, Ethio-Sugar Manufacturing S.C in a deal valued at US$393.41 million (11 […]

USAID awards US$5m grant to University of California to tackle Newcastle disease in Africa

AFRICA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded US$5 million grant to University of California – Davis to aid in tackling the Newcastle disease on the continent. According to GNA, the […]

Rwanda’s Sorwathe company unveils new green tea factory worth US$1.12m

RWANDA – Sorwathe company, one of the oldest tea companies in Rwanda has invested over US$1.12 million in a new green tea factory in Kinihira, Rulindo district in the country’s Northern Province. The company will […]

Zimbabwe’s President inaugurates Innscor’s Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa

ZIMBABWE – President Mnangagwa has commissioned a new Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa, Zimbabwe that will aid the country in addressing milk consumption gap. According to the Herald, the new facility which is a […]

Polish firm Feerum JSC to commission grain silos in Tanzania next year

TANZANIA – Feerum JSC, a Poland based producer of grain silos is set to commission a number of grain silos in Tanzania’s Songea, Dodoma and Shinyanga regions and two districts next year. The Polish firm […]

Campbell launches on-the-go Well Yes! Soups in the US market

USA – The American producer of canned soups Campbell’s has announced the launch of a new range of on-the-go, convenient soups, Well Yes! in the United States targeting health trend among consumers. The new products […]

Saputo to acquire F&A Dairy Products for US$85 million

CANADA – Saputo Inc., Montreal-based Canadian dairy company has agreed to acquire the activities of F&A Dairy Products, Inc. at a purchase price of US$85 million (CDN$111 million). The transaction funded through cash-free and debt-free […]

Dairy Association of Zambia receives US$2m funding from Swedish government

ZAMBIA – The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) has received US$2 million funding from the Swedish government for the implementation of the Digital Information Management System (DIMS). According to Lusaka Times, the proceeds will go […]

DuPont to open a new innovation site in Japan to expand production

JAPAN – DuPont Nutrition & Health, an American conglomerate, will open a new innovation site in Japan later this summer to serve customers primarily in the bakery, beverage and dairy industries. Located in the Kanagawa […]