Kenyan Strategic Food Reserve Oversight Board advices state to import 2m bags of maize

KENYA – The Strategic Food Reserve Oversight Board has issued an advisory for importation of two million bags of white maize before May to curb a possible flour crisis following projections that stocks will run […]

Zimbabwe imports 100,000 tonnes of maize from South Africa and Brazil

ZIMBABWE — The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), the apex representative body of the country’s milling industry has acquired 100,000 tonnes of maize from South Africa and Brazil, reports NewZimbabwe. The announcement comes after […]

Kenyan animal feed manufacturers to import 2.5m bags of maize to ease shortage

KENYA – The government of Kenya has approved importation of 2.5 million bags of yellow maize by animal feed manufactures to ease pressure in the sector. This decision follows a consultative meeting held between animal […]

Kenya to purchase 1m tonnes of maize, flour from Tanzania to avert shortage

KENYA – Kenya has entered into an agreement with Tanzania for the purchase of one million metric tonnes of maize and flour to help the country bridge a shortfall of the commodity. Government officials from […]

Kenya halts maize imports plans from Mexico, turns to regional market

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has halted importation of 11.1 million bags of maize from Mexico and will instead be importing the commodity from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) […]

Kenya to import 12.5m bags of duty-free maize to bridge supply gap

KENYA – Kenya is set to open a window for duty-free import of 12.5 million bags of maize to meet its local demand following a shortfall of the commodity. The Treasury is expected to allow […]