KENYA - Thika-based macadamia processor Jungle Nuts has made a Sh350 million bonus payout to its farmer-suppliers.
GHANA – Ghana’s annual revenue from exporting raw cashew nuts is estimated at 56 million dollars, Mr Joseph Yeung, Managing Director of the Mim Cashew Processing Company, has revealed.
KENYA - Thika-based Jungle Nuts Company has introduced a mobile application called M-Shamba, which seeks to ease and speed up transactions between processors and farmers.
GHANA - A scientist at the Yam and Cotton Breeding Programme of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Dr Emmanuel Chamba, has confirmed that Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton trials in the three northern regions of the country have yielded positive results.
RWANDA - The city of Kigali has instructed the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) to relocate Rwanda’s bio-diesel project at Mulindi.
AFRICA - Africa’s textile and apparel exports to the United States could quadruple to $4 billion over the next decade through an extended duty-free trade treaty, a US official said yesterday.
NIGERIA - With the elongated list of prohibited items by the government, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has initiated moves aimed at reviving the comatose palm oil companies in the country, according the Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
TANZANIA - Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) Technology Development Centre Iringa has simplified the combined groundnut sheller and sieving machine for farmers to process the crop easily.
ZIMBABWE - The Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) has warned the Cotton Ginners Association of Zimbabwe (CGAZ) to forthwith desist from restrictive practices of setting uniform prices for seed cotton bought from cotton farmers.
KENYA - Rea Vipingo shareholders who did not accept the buyout offer are set to become minority owners in the sisal processor slated for delisting from the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
RWANDA - The government has lost interest in the country’s bio-fuel project that used to produce about 2,000 litres of fuel before it stopped production in 2012, officials at the country’s industrial research agency have said.
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