ZIMBABWE - Leading beverages manufacturer Delta Corporation says it has spent an estimated $13 million financing the production of sorghum and barley, key ingredients required by the firm to sustainably run and support its breweries.
KENYA - Two American investors have expressed interest in establishing rice and avocado factories in Meru. The rice investor from Aviva Company last week toured the site where the factory is to be established.
TANZANIA - Fruit farmers in the Southern highlands will soon have a market for their fruits as Coca Cola Kwanza Company plans to establish a processing industry that will use their produce from the region.
NIGERIA - President Goodluck Jonathan Monday inaugurated Olam Nigeria's 105,000 metric tonnes integrated rice processing mill in Nasarawa State.
KENYA - The impact of the drop in Senator Keg sales is now set to be felt by farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya who have since 2008 been supplying EABL with the cheap grain.
KENYA - The national granary is set to stir the grains market with low maize prices as it moves to clear its reserves ahead of the next harvest.
TANZANIA - Agricultural processing industries must be set up if the country is to eradicate poverty, the Science Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organisation (STIPRO) has said.