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…

AFMASS FoodTech – Tanzania edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo Tanzania edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Tanzania. The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders in Tanzania, while enabling the…

Tanzania launches new modern cassava processing plant

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new modern cassava plant, the Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation Limited (CSTC) located in the southern region of the country. The facility, which was constructed by a French firm, has the capacity to process 60 tonnes of raw cassava per day, equivalent to 25 tonnes of quality cassava flour…

Tanzania launches US$34.11m project to combat aflatoxin and address food safety

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new project through an investment worth US$34.11 million (TShs80 billion) that seeks to control Aflatoxin, reports Daily News. Speaking during the launch of the project dubbed as ‘Tanzania Initiative for Preventing Aflatoxin Contamination’ (TANIPAC), Agriculture Minister, Mr Japhet Hasunga, noted that the five-year project would also address food safety…

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launches new cassava project in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Tanzania is set to benefit form a new cassava project aimed at establishing an affordable commercial cassava seed system. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Best cassava project, aims at building an economically sustainable seed system through development of disease resistant cassava cultivars. This is part of efforts to ensure…

Tanzania’s milk production hits 2.4bn litres amid increasing imports

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s local milk production has increased to 2.4 billion litres annually amid an increasing demand which has pushed the country’s spending on milk imports to US$12.78 million. Speaking during a meeting with stakeholder in the dairy sector, Luhaga Mpina, minister of Livestock and Fisheries Development, noted that the country spending on milk imports…

Tanzania unveils plans of setting up local tea auction to boost sector

TANZANIA – Tanzania Mercantile Exchange (TMX), a Tanzanian commodity exchange platform for global and domestic markets, has unveiled plans of opening a local tea auction in the country in a bid to boost the sector, reports Daily News. According to Mr Godfrey Malekano, Chief Executive Officer at TMX, said that the initiative will also help…

Tanzania lifts temporary sugar import ban for local producers

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has lifted the temporary sugar importation ban imposed to local producers after striking a deal with the producers to increase local production. According to Minister for Agriculture, Japhet Hasunga only local sugar producers will have the mandate to import the sugar, while they expand their production capacity, reports Daily News.…

Tanzanian government calls on investors in edible oils as demand increases

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government is seeking for investors in the edible oil sector to process and supply the product to the local market in a bid to meet the increasing demand, reports The East African. The government through the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) said that the call is aimed at enabling the country meet…

Tanzania embarks on bid to boost cassava production

TANZANIA – Tanzania has unveiled plans of introducing a platform that will connect cassava farmers with processor both at the local and international levels as it seeks to improve productivity. According to Mr Edwin Rutageruka, Director General Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), the platform will work, is expected to work under TanTrade and will target…