KENYA - After failing to prepare the sugar industry for competition in the regional market, the government is seeking yet another extension for safeguards.
ZIMBABWE - Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe expects to nearly double its cane production to 1,8 million tonnes in 2016, anchored by a programme to raise output by new farmers, its spokesperson said yesterday as the firm eyes a corresponding jump in raw sugar output to 628 000 tonnes within the next two years.
NIGERIA - To end product import and tap into the growth spurt in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, Nigeria’s sugar investors are expanding plantations as they aggressively acquire large expanses of land, while also developing new varieties of sugarcane, BusinessDay has gathered.
ZAMBIA – Zambia has potential to earn over US$12 million from in excess of 10,000 metric tonnes of honey exports annually but, need to increase investment in research and technology, a senior government official says.
TANZANIA - Beekepers in the country have appealed to the government to invest in the honey value addition industry if the sector is to develop sustainably.
ZAMBIA: Government has commended Nanga Farms for being the only agriculture entity that has consistently been declaring dividends since 2009.
KENYA - Sugar millers will from October pay farmers based on the quality of cane as opposed to the current weight system following the procurement of Sh1.6 billion testing units.
KENYA - Trans Nzoia is considering enacting a law that will bar farmers in the county from planting sugarcane, arguing the crop is unprofitable.
NIGERIA - Nigeria’s sugar industry has received a big boost as new firms in the category of small and medium scale enterprises (SME) have emerged.
NIGERIA – Nigeria has attracted and commenced the implementation of over N500bn private sector investments in the sugar sector under the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan.
NIGERIA: Osun State Government has disclosed its determination to make the state one of the highest producers of honey in the world.
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