US adds three states to the list that can export wheat to Kenya as trade relations improve

KENYA – Following the recent move by Kenya to lift a trade barrier that subsequently gives U.S. wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) access to Kenya’s wheat market, the USDA has added three states […]

Zimbabwe imports 100,000 tonnes of maize from South Africa and Brazil

ZIMBABWE — The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), the apex representative body of the country’s milling industry has acquired 100,000 tonnes of maize from South Africa and Brazil, reports NewZimbabwe. The announcement comes after […]

Zimbabwe’s private, public sector collaborate in boosting grain production

ZIMBABWE – PHI Commodities, subsidiary of National Foods Limited has committed to fund over 20 000 hectares of both maize and wheat production under contract farming during the 2019/2020 summer cropping season. This is in […]

Algeria tenders for milling wheat imports to boost domestic reserves

ALGERIA – OAIC, Algeria’s state grains agency issued an international tender to buying wheat sourced from optimal origins, European traders whose deadline was 22nd October 2019, reports Reuters. According to the tender, the agency sought […]

Ethiopian government flags off construction of US$167m irrigation projects

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has began the construction of three irrigation dams in Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia at a total cost of 4.9 billion Br (US$167m). Located in Chelchel […]

Ethiopia’s Lowland Wheat Initiative kicks off to promote self-sufficiency

ETHIOPIA – Lowland wheat initiative in Ethiopia has kicked off and set to cover more than 132,000 hectares of land across three lowland basins i.e Awash, Wabeshebelle and Omo regions to ensure food self-sufficiency and […]

Ethiopia tenders 400,000tn wheat import bid to meet local demand

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government is set to import another batch of wheat amounting to 400,000 tons in bid to meet market demand amid transportation crisis. Ethiopia is among top Africa’s wheat producing countries with […]