USDA projects increase in consumption of wheat, corn in Egypt

EGYPT – According the Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), consumption of wheat and corn in Egypt is forecast to increase in 2019-2020 due to population growth and increase […]

Kenya’s sugar imports surge 112% amid declining local production

KENYA – Kenya’s sugar imports in the first five months of the year climbed up 112 percent hitting 172,213 tonnes compared with the same period of the prior year on the back of persistent decline […]

World Bank pumps US$95m to transform Malawi’s agricultural sector

MALAWI – Malawi’sagricultural sector is set to receive US$95 million from the World Bank through a six-year Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) Project that seeks to transform the sector into a high productive commercial division. Malawi News […]

Rwanda set to triple fish production by 2024 as production increases

RWANDA – The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has said that the annual fish production is set to hit 112,000 tonnes by 2024 following the country’s fourth strategic plan for agriculture transformation which runs from 2018/2019 […]

Rwanda’s cassava miller unveils plans to increase production

RWANDA – Kinazi Cassava Plant Limited, a cassava flour and starch processing plant in Rwanda, has unveiled its plans to increase its cassava processing capacity from 5500 tonnes to 28 000 tonnes this year, reports […]

Café Africa collaborates with Tanzania government to boost coffee production

TANZANIA – Café Africa has joined hands with the Tanzanian government and the Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) on efforts to boost coffee production and re-position the produce as the leading export crop, reports The […]

One Water bottler to triple capacity with two new plastic bottles and caps plants

ETHIOPIA – Mogle Bottled Water Manufacturing, Ethiopia’s bottler of One Water brand plans to triple its production capacity and unveil two facilities for the manufacture of plastic bottles and caps. An Addis Fortune report indicates […]

Federal Agency inks deal to construct 25 silos for wheat and teff value chain

ETHIOPIA – The Federal Cooperative Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the heads of regional cooperatives to construct 25 silos to be used by agricultural cooperative unions involved in teff and wheat value chain […]

EXIM Bank Tanzania commits investment to support cashew farmers

TANZANIA – EXIM Bank Tanzania has pledged to support cashew farmers in Mtwara, Tanzania with US$87,328.00 investment meant to enhance productivity in the industry during 2018 season. According to Daily News, the move is geared […]