KENYA - Dairy, poultry and rabbit farmers in Kiambu County are set to benefit from an upcoming Sh150 million feed processing plant that is expected to cut their production costs by up to 40 per cent and boost profits.
KENYA - Nakuru County will build a fish processor, complete with a preservation unit, in Naivasha at a cost of Sh8.1 million.
ZAMBIA – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Parodi Group have partnered to boost the quality and production of Zambian honey to increase exports.
TANZANIA - The first ever restaurant specializing in rabbit cuisine in the country will open for business in Arusha this month as part of efforts to promote commercial farming of the small mammals.
ZIMBABWE - Nick Hales, the former British American Tobacco (BAT) Nigeria managing director, has been appointed Savanna Tobacco (Savanna)’s global chief executive, as the group seeks to expand its African footprint.
NIGERIA - The Bank of Industry (BoI) has put the loan approval for the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Gombe State at N903.4 million, out of which 80 per cent will be specifically dedicated to agro-processing.
KENYA - Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has reopened Nakuru’s only public abattoir after an upgrade.
ZIMBABWE - Sunbird Bioenergy Limited has entered into an agreement with the government and China New Energy to develop a bioenergy project which will produce 120 million litres of fuel grade ethanol from cassava and potato.
ZAMBIA - Cargill and the Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to engage in discussions to set up mini mills in various areas of rural Zambia.
TANZANIA - The Cashewnut Industry Development Trust Fund (CIDTF) is planning to spend 115bn/- for the construction of three modern processing plants so as to increase the value of the crop and create more jobs.
KENYA - Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) is seeking to cut energy costs with the ground-breaking of four hydro power projects.
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