Tanzania’s coffee production rises to four years high on improved conditions

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s coffee production has almost doubled to four years high, thanks to good weather and high crop circle boom this season. Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB), acting Director General Primus Kimaryo notes that the […]

Kenyan tea processor Ketepa eyes Nigeria, South Africa markets to boost sales

KENYA – Kenya Tea Packers (Ketepa) is seeking to expand its market across the continent as it as looks to grow sales of ready-to-drink tea varieties, with focus markets including South Africa and Nigeria. The […]

COCOCBOD embarks on efforts to stimulate growth in Ghana’s cocoa industry

GHANA – After successfully setting cocoa flour prices, Ghana’s Cocoa Board  (COCOBOD) is now set to drive growth in volumes of the commodity as it seeks to net more revenues from the international market.   […]

Tanzania to record bumper harvest with grain output projected at 16.4m tonnes

TANZANIA – A preliminary food assessment report issued by the government indicates that the country is set to record a bumper harvest in the 2018/19 season, placing the total grain output at 16,408,309 tonnes. Speaking […]

Scotland based whisky producer earmarks South Africa as one of its top growth markets

SOUTH AFRICA – The Glenmorangie Company, a Scotland based premium whisky producer, has unveiled that it is targeting South Africa as one of its top 10 growth markets. The company’s new president and chief executive, […]

Nestle Nigeria taps into the growing coffee market as leading player

NIGERIA – Nestle Nigeria, producers of the Nescafe coffee brand, has continued to dominate the Nigeria’s coffee sector controlling a 75% market share, in a sector projected to hit 1000 tonnes by 2020. According to […]

Tanzania forecast 77% increase in milk production to 3.8bn litres by 2022

TANZANIA – Tanzania has projected an increase in annual milk production by 77% from the current production of 2.4 billion litres to 3.8 billion litres within a five year period. Deogratius Mlay, an official from […]

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 […]

Nigeria’s Agro Traders Limited to get US$5.55m to boost cocoa exports

NIGERIA – Agro Traders Limited, a Cocoa processing and export company in Nigeria is set to receive US$5.55 million (N2bn) to boost cocoa processing and exports. The funding will be provided by Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk […]

WTO partners with COMESA to enhance market access of commodities in the regional

COMESA – The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has partnered with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to harmonise standards with a view of increasing market access of agricultural produce in the region. […]