KENYA - Millers are lobbying to import duty-free wheat after they exhaust what’s available from local farmers.
UGANDA -The Ministry of Trade and Industry has developed a strategy that will encourage leather dealers to add value to the commodity before exporting to boost the country’s revenue.
SOUTH AFRICA - The R12bn sugar industry is looking to diversification to increase it revenue and arrest the shrinking margins of growers and millers, MPs heard on Wednesday.
ETHIOPIA - Five cotton producers have entered into a one year contract with five textile factories for the provision of 21,550tn of woven cotton, worth around 754 million birr.
NAMIBIA - Kosie Henn, market development manager at Namib Poultry Industries, has announced that as part of developing the local chicken food market in Namibia, the company has come up with the Tuxies Fast Food menu as a first in Namibia.
RWANDA - More than 300 households in Gicumbi District will have permanent market for their milk after the construction of a modern milk collection centre in the district.
NIGERIA - The Candel Company Limited, Nigeria’s leading agricultural inputs development and distribution company, has announced that its integrated manufacturing facility for crop protection chemicals and foliar fertilizers at the Lekki Free Zone, Lagos, will be commissioned on Tuesday, May 26 by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State.
ETHIOPIA – Ten Ethiopian companies from the leather industry are in the country to foster trade ties with their Rwandan counterparts.
KENYA - Tea processing firms in Kenya are looking to more value addition to offer products that fetch higher prices in the international market.
NAMIBIA – The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has reopened contracts with suppliers during a period in which contracts are normally not entered into due to the massive slaughtering demand because of the drought.
RWANDA - The number of coffeehouses and coffee roasters has been growing over the past few years. Coffee industry observers say the development calls for skills enhancement to ensure Rwanda’s coffee lovers get the best coffees.
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