AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry's premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The 2018 edition of AFMASS Southern Africa Conference and Expo will be hosted at the New Government Complex in…

Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the very best new products, projects and initiatives; and outstanding individuals in the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa. Through a competitive process judged by some of the most outstanding industry veterans, the Awards aim at boosting innovations and excellence in the region's food industry. The 2018…

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

Kenyan retailer Uchumi Supermarkets banks on franchising to drive growth

KENYA – Kenya based retailer, Uchumi Supermarkets, has unveiled plans of franchising more of its branches across the country in a move that aims at enabling the retailer recover its performance and grow its business. Speaking while handing over its Nairobi West branch that will see the outlet operated by a franchisee Uchumi Supermarkets chief…

Kenya’s monthly coffee earnings sink 24% to US$76.98m as global glut persists

KENYA – Kenya's Coffee earnings have continued to record a decline as the country’s March 2019 sales plunged 24% to US$76.98 million (Sh7.8 bn) against US$102.65 million (Sh10.4bn) realised in the same period last year, data from the Coffee Directorate reveals. Daniel Mbithi , chief executive at Nairobi Coffee Exchange said that the decline in…

Kenyan online eatery EatOut partners Indian firm in expansion drive

KENYA – EatOut, a Kenyan based eatery discovery service has partnered DineOut, Indian firm in the launch of a regional restaurant platform dubbed as InResto as they seek to tap a wider market in the region. According to a report by Business Daily, the partnership will see EatOut launch the Dineout’s restaurant technology platform for…

Kenya mulls commercial cocoa farming as investor launches cocoa production project

KENYA – Kenya is set to join the continent’s leading cocoa producers following latest development that has seen the Kenya Agricultural Research Organisation (KALRO) successfully conduct a feasibility study on the crop viability in the Coast region. The study conducted by KALRO in collaboration with Kilimo Sasa Fund (KSF) has also paved way for the…

Mauritius lifts ban on Kenyan produce, imposes strict conditions

KENYA - Mauritius has lifted its ban on Kenya’s avocado produce imposed in 2015 but unveiled strict hygienic conditions for the fruit to access Mauritian market. Following the move, Kenyan authorities will have to meet high standards for the exports to commence as the country continues to expand its market for the lucrative produce. Kenya’s…

World Bank pumps US$7.93m in establishing abattoirs to boost livestock sector in Kenya

KENYA - The World Bank will inject US$7.93 million (Sh800 million) in establishing abattoirs across major pastoralism areas in Kenya in a bid to promote the local and export market for livestock products. Harry Kimutai, Livestock Principal Secretary in Kenya said that the funds will enable setting up well-equipped abattoirs that will enable the regions’…

Devenish Nutrition acquires 42% stake in Kenya’s animal feeds firm Sidai Africa

KENYA - Devenish Nutrition, a North Ireland based agri-business firm, has acquired a 42% stake valued at US$2.22 million (Shs225 million) in Kenya based animal feed manufacturer, Sidai Africa. Christie Peacock, Sidia Africa founder said that the transaction will enable the firm boost its operations and grow its product portfolio, reports Business Daily. “I am…