Coca-Cola rolls out new transparent Sprite bottle in Tanzania to promote plastic waste recycling

TANZANIA – Coca-Cola Kwanza, Tanzanian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), has officially unveiled the new look of its leading sparkling lemon-lime flavoured soft drink, Sprite, coming in a clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging. The latest shift from its iconic green bottle means more Sprite bottles can be collected, recycled, and reused to make new ones. According to Coca Cola, the clear PET can be made into a wide range of new products, such as pillow and duvet inners, as well as into new bottles, making it more…

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Kilombero Sugar inks cane supply agreement with sugar cane growers in Tanzania following expansion plans

TANZANIA – Kilombero Sugar Company Limited (KSCL), Tanzanian subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa, has signed a two-year contract with 20 Kilombero Sugarcane Cooperative Unions to manage production and supply of the commodity to the sugar processing company. The deal which was signed between KSCL’s Managing Director, Guy Williams and Chairman of Kilombero Sugarcane Cooperative Union (KSCU) Onesmo Mwakyambo gives the out-growers a reliable and lucrative market for their commodity. “This agreement is very important because it provides us with a guarantee of the sustainable supply of cane as a raw…

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Tanzanian honey processing firm invests in modern facilities, EU launches US$10m initiative to boost production of sweetener

TANZANIA – Kijiji Cha Nyuki, a Tanzania based company is seeking to invest over Ksh700 million to boost its honey production capacity. The investment, according to reports by Citizen Tanzania, will be channelled towards installation of modern bee hives in a bid to meet rising demand of the commodity in both the domestic and international markets. The global honey market is forecasted to grow from US$8.17 billion in 2021 to US$11.88 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.5% in forecast period, indicates Fortune Business Insight. The sector has exhibited…

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Serengeti Breweries heightens competitive edge with launch of US$6.7m spirits processing plant

TANZANIA – Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL), Tanzanian subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited, has commissioned its first spirits production plant worth Tsh15.6 billion (US$6.7m) at its facility in Moshi. The move is aimed to shift Tanzania from being a net importer of spirit drinks to a local producer. Marking its debut, the company has started by production of a local brand known as Bongo Don, which SBL described as being a truly local product of world-class quality. “The new spirits production facility will produce mainstream spirit products locally and, in…

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Tanzania’s government gets support in building fish sector, introduces cage fish farming

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Livestock Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kagera Regional leaders, Tanzania Agricultural Catalytic Trust (TACT) and Nelson Mandela African Institution of Sciences and Technology to introduce cage fish farming in the North-western region of Tanzania. The project is aimed to boost growth of the sector and increase its contribution to the GDP from the current 1.71%. The sector is also key as it supports about 4.5 million people, with fishing activities dominated by small-scale fishermen accounting…

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TBL introduces seed to sip campaign to guide realization of its 2025 sustainability goals

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev has launched the seed to sip campaign show casing the company’s commitment to building a sustainable value chain. The TBL Managing Director, Jose Moran indicated that, by investing in the people and country, while taking pride and ownership of every step in its expansive value chain, TBL has managed to bring Tanzanians together to build a stronger, more sustainable economy. The campaign according to Daily News, focuses on five stages of the beer-production value chain i.e., seed and agriculture,…

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Agri-Tech firm CropIn partners with Tanzanian food processor Unyiha Associates to improve produce quality

TANZANIA – CropIn, a leading SaaS (software as a service) solutions provider to agri-businesses has announced its partnership with food processing company Unyiha Associates for digital transformation of the agricultural ecosystem in Tanzania and the east African region. Through the partnership, CropIn will offer a comprehensive solution aiming at the complete digitization of the Tanzanian agriculture ecosystem value chain to ensure transparency and financial self-sufficiency in the ecosystem. The firm will further help Tanzania-headquartered Unyiha Associates in its beliefs to positively enrich the livelihoods of people and communities by delivering…

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EABL cements its ownership in Serengeti Breweries with acquisition of additional 30% stake

TANZANIA – East African Breweries Limited, majority owned by British multinational alcoholic beverage company Diageo, has expanded its ownership in its Tanzanian subsidiary, Serengeti Breweries to 85% following the acquisition of additional stake. The deal comes more than a year after the brewer had revealed its intentions of acquiring additional 30% stake in the Tanzanian unit in March 2020, after identifying the booming beer and spirits market in East Africa’s largest country. “We got one minority shares. We decided to buy them out and they also wanted to sell. The…

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TADB to support Tanzania’s soybean value-chain with financial backing from Clinton Development Initiative

TANZANIA – Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB), has entered into a strategic partnership with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, that will allow the agri-bank to disburse up-to US$500,000 (TZS 1.15 billion) to unlock the soybean value-chain in Iringa Region, Tanzania. According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties, the partnership aims at enhancing financial accessibility to 29 Agriculture Marketing Cooperatives (AMCOs). The cooperatives will in turn impact 2,900 CDI supported farmers engaged in the production and marketing of soybeans, for…

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Tanzanian agriculture firm FFF seeks to boost maize, macadamia production with US$1.1m investment

TANZANIA – Farm For the Future (FFF), a Tanzanian agricultural firm has revealed plans of investing US$1.1 million in the construction of a dam and setting up irrigation systems. The facilities will be utilized to provide water for its 250-hectare farm put under maize and macadamia nuts production. According to reports by Citizen Tanzania, the environmental impact assessment on the project is under way and construction of the dam is set to commence in August 2021. The irrigation systems will be installed in 2022 to pave the way for planting…

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