ZAMBIA – As a way of increasing fish production, Yalelo Fisheries in partnership with a Danish company will this month embark on the construction of a US$10million fish-feed plant in Siavonga.
UGANDA - World Bank Group country manager Christina Malmberg Calvo has said her institution is ready to help Uganda in linking agriculture to manufacturing.
ZAMBIA - Novatek Stockfeed has posted a 10 percent increase in animal feed production from 118,885 tonnes as at September 30, 2014 due to the rise in demand for the commodity.
ZIMBABWE - Players in the leather industry in Zimbabwe are operating at below 50% of capacity owing to the tough economic environment and a government levy introduced in 2014 on exports of raw hides to encourage beneficiation, an association official has said.
ZAMBIA - Parmalat Zambia says it might close its milk collection centres in Namwala due to the low milk production.
UGANDA - The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has closed down 48 coffee processing factories in Kayunga District over poor hygiene and processing immature berries.
KENYA - Coffee farmers in Embu County are expected to fetch more returns from their produce with the establishment of a milling and processing factory at Kavutiri.
RWANDA - Construction works of Rwf3.5 billion animal feeds factory were launched in Huye District on Thursday.
ZAMBIA - Over 5,000 farmers are expected to benefit from the estimated K1.3 million tomato and onion processing plant to be set up by the New Apostolic Church Relief Organisation (NACRO).
TANZANIA - Iringa-based agribusiness company, Mtanga Foods Limited is planning to invest in a modern abattoir in Kisarawe and processed meat selling outlet in Dar es Salaam during the first half of 2016.
GHANA – The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) has offered a five-year tax holiday for new, wholly-owned Ghanaian agro-processing companies which use only local agricultural inputs as their raw material base.
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