KENYA - Plans are in place for construction of two milk processing plants in Kakamega by next year. Agriculture executive Peninah Mukabane said one plant with a daily capacity of 2,000 litres will be built at the Bukura Agricultural College.
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.
ETHIOPIA - The National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE) will continue to hold its monopoly right as producer, importer and seller of tobacco products for the next 10 years.
KENYA - A Kenyan asset leasing company has signed a Sh356 million ($4 million) financing deal with a Mauritius-based fund to hire out machinery for use in agro processing.
CAMEROON: 32.8 million kg was processed while 174.6 million kg exported during the last cocoa season.
KENYA: Listed Kenyan flour miller Unga Group Ltd has reported a 46 per cent increase in annual pretax profit after revising down its profits for the previous year following the adoption of new accounting standards.
NIGERIA - Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Bank of Industry, BoI for the establishment of 10 rice milling and six cassava processing plants at the cost of N13.6 billion, to be sited in some states of the country.
KENYA - A dairy plant has been constructed at Mtepeni, Kilifi County, raising the hopes of upto 20,000 farmers who have had no market for their milk.
ALGERIA: Two consortia in agri-food industries have been created to reinforce the production capacity of Algerian companies, hoist them to the international standard so to boost food product export, said Tuesday in Algiers the representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Gilles Galtieri.
NIGERIA: Anambra State Governor, Willy Obiano, has disclosed that the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Excel Farms for the production of cassava, tomato and processing of the products valued at about $800 million.
ZAMBIA – Zambia has the potential to be self-sufficient in cooking oil in the next 10 years following massive investment in a multi-million dollar palm oil plantation in Mpika by Zambeef Products Plc.
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