KENYA - Kitinda Dairy Farmers Co-operative Society in Bungoma County, that was famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s, for being the powerful milk processing plant that served the whole of East Africa, needs Sh140 million to be fully operational.
LIBERIA - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has congratulated Welthungerhilfe and the European Union for the significant effort made to construct Cassava Processing Center for the people of Kormah Town, Bomi County.
ZAMBIA - Lack of fruit processing equipment in the agribusiness sector has prompted the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) to inject US$65,000 to promote juice production in Zambia and two other countries.
KENYA - Rift Valley Textile Mills (Rivatex) is set to get Sh680 million from the government to finance its expansion plan.
ZIMBABWE - The Agricultural Rural Development Authority (Arda) has secured an investor for a tomato processing project earmarked to process at least 60 tonnes of tomatoes per day, businessdaily has learnt.
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.
KENYA - A multi-million maize milling plant will be installed at the one million acre Galana-Kulalu irrigation project next month to enable processing of flour from the crop expected from the first batch of the 10,000-acre model farm.
ZAMBIA - Zamleather general manager Richard Franklin says regional integration and local value addition are needed to develop Zambia’s leather sector.
KENYA - Mumias Sugar Company has temporarily suspended operations for urgent maintenance work.
KENYA - Mumias Sugar has hired an Australian, Eroll Johnston, as its new chief executive officer to drive turnaround of the company after receiving a Sh1 billion State bailout package.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) has contributed R1,2 billion in incentives to the agri-food sector between 2009 - 2013, to support the industry.
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