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…

Tanzanian government blocks export of unprocessed cashew nuts

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has reiterated that no company will be allowed to export unprocessed cashew nuts from the country in a bid to protect the local manufacturers, processors and farmers, reports The Citizen. Recently,attempts by companies to export unprocessed cashew nuts hit a dead end after the government blocked export of the produce…

Barry Callebaut sources 44% of cocoa beans in supply chain sustainably, report

SWITZERLAND – Barry Callebaut’s new Forever Chocolate sustainability report shows that 44% of cocoa beans and other ingredients inits supply chain are sourced sustainably. The Forever Chocolate Progress Report highlights sustainability initiatives undertaken by the cocoa producer and grinder in the fiscal year 2017-18 and it shows an increase in sustainably sourced cocoa beans compared…

Tanzania Dairy Board and TADB signs deal to develop value chain

TANZANIA - Tanzania Dairy Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) on development of the dairy value chain. A report by TheCitizen indicates that the agreement targets to enhance sector growth and help strengthen the capabilities in Tanzania’s dairy. “This agreement meant a lot for increasing productivity, sustainable production…

Norwegian government, WFP sign US$3m deal to support Tanzanian farmers

TANZANIA – The government of Norway has signed a US$3 million (Tsh8 billion) with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aimed at improving smallholder farming in Tanzania, reports Daily News. The funding will support the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), an initiative aimed at affording smallholder farmers to access farm inputs and markets for their…

Food and Drug Authority and regulators partner in food safety training

TANZANIA -Tanzania Food and Drug Authority has partnered four other agencies to train food traders and handlers on food hygiene and quality with an aim to improve safety and consumer health. According to the Daily News, the partnership involves government agencies; TFDA, BRELA, Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) and Tanzania Bureau of Standard…

Tanzania Bureau of Standards to launch new laboratory for efficiency

TANZANIA - Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is set to launch a new special laboratory that will see efficiency of service delivery by the bureau increased, reports Daily News. This is part of the commitment of the Tanzanian government in the implementation of its industrialisation agenda. With the expected increased industrialisation, the new lab will…

Tanzanian government lifts ban on maize export after a bumper harvest

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has lifted the ban on maize export following a bumper harvest of the crop last season which surpassed what the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) can purchase reports Daily News. Speaking during an Agricultural Policy workshop organised by Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) in Dar es Salaam, Japheth Hasunga, the…

Tanzania’s sorghum market prices stabilize as supply improves

TANZANIA- Tanzania’s sorghum consumer price has stabilised following a surplus in the past four months, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. The price is said to have remained low since July where a survey revealed that wholesale prices of a 100kg sorghum bag ranged from between US$17.32 to US$30.3,…