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East Africa: Researchers Confirm Khat's Medicinal Properties, Potential for Billion Dollar Industry

Khat, which was banned by the United Kingdom in 2014, is not as bad after all, at least going by a recent study commissioned by Kenya.   The study, which involved more than 800 people residing in major khat growing areas of the country, was the first large study that looked at the public health impacts of the plant. Its results? Khat has medicinal properties that could be a game changer in the region's health and economic.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 2nd March 2017

Tanzania: Dar Scientists Make Aflatoxin Breakthrough

Aflatoxin, a major food poisoning fungal infestation that claims hundreds of Tanzanian lives may soon cease to be a major threat following new breakthroughs as the country's scientists finalize on-farm tests aimed at controlling its spread.   The toxic compounds produced by the green mold fungus, which can cause liver damage and cancer, occasions losses of up to 550bn/- annually, and kills at least 3,000 people within that.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 2nd March 2017

Ethiopia: Climate Insurance Protecting Farmers from Losses

In late October 2015 in Ethiopia, a total of 12,000 smallholder farmers in four regions started to benefit from this nation's first weather index insurance claims payment to cover the loss for the previous year's crop failure due to El Nino. The weather index insurance claims paid out 2.6 million birr covering a total of around the selected smallholder farmers in Oromia, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz and Tigray regions. The pilot insurance.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st March 2017

Ethiopia: New U.S Govt Keen to Strengthen Ties with Ethiopia

The new administration regards Ethiopia as its strategic alliance in the region.   Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and US delegation led by Senator James Inhofe held talks Wednesday on ways of strengthening trade and investment between the two sisterly countries.   The premier expressed country's strong desire to cement ties with the new US administration in trade and investment in particular and African Growth Opportunity Act.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th February 2017

Farmers Eye Increased Income as Kenya to Export Mangoes to China

NAIROBI-Kenya's mango farmers will soon be able to export their produce to China to prevent a price slump amid an abundant harvest, a chamber of commerce official said at the weekend.   Chairman of the Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Zhuo Wu, said during the Chinese Mango Festival held in Nairobi that they would soon start exporting Kenyan-grown mangoes to China in order to boost local farmers' incomes.   "We will.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th February 2017

Ethiopia: PM Lays Cornerstone for $100 Million Agro-Industrial Park

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn laid a cornerstone for Baeker Integrated Agro-Industrial Park yesterday in Humera, town of western Tigray State.   Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam said the industrial park would play a role in creating economic integration with neighboring countries apart from its importance for the national economy.   The premier noted that the industrial park would also support country's.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd February 2017

Ethiopia: Coffee Industry Lauds Peace and Stability in Country

The participants of the 15th African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) Conference and Exhibition in Ethiopia lauded nation's peace and stability.   Participants who exhibited their products at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa told The Ethiopian Herald that they had not seen any problem of peace and security during their stay in the country.   Martha Rutynowska-Eising who represented Bosch Packaging, a Germany company, confirmed.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd February 2017

Kenya: Solar Refrigerators Helping Farmers Reduce Post Harvest Losses

Nziu — Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change   It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu moves along rows of fruiting mango trees with a long pole in his hand, harvesting the mature fruits.   The succulent green mangoes drop inside a net tied to the tip of the pole which prevents them from.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd February 2017

Ethiopia: FDI Rises Despite State of Emergency

Some twenty-five years back, Ethiopia had rarely been attracting the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) since the market was largely dominated by command economy.   Tribute to the viable economic policies of the current government and its engagement to make the country a destination for foreign-owned businesses, the annual FDI inflow to Ethiopia has reached 2.2 billion USD in the 2015/16 fiscal year.   While the figure placed Ethiopia.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Tanzania: Opposition Asks for Increased Agri Budget to Combat Food Shortage

Dar es Salaam — The opposition Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT-Wazalendo) yesterday advised the government to increase the budget for agriculture inputs and irrigation projects to combat food shortages in the country.   The party faulted the government for slashing agricultural input subsidy from Sh78 billion in 2015/16 to Sh10 billion in the current financial year.   ACT-Wazalendo Secretary for Social Development.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Tanzania: Potato Farmers Urged to Use Tilling Tractors to Increase Yields

In a bid to increase yields of Irish potatoes production in the country, Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzanians (SAGCOT) has introduced a new system where its growers are encouraged to use modern tilling tractors in its pilot study areas.   The SAGCOT Centre Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Geoffrey Kirenga, yesterday told stakeholders attending a workshop organised here to increase yields of the crop by hiring the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th February 2017

Tanzania: Farmers Need Support from Extension Officers to Tackle Climate Change

A coffee farmer in Mbozi District, Mbeya Region, has urged the government to push researchers who could come up with new crop varieties that withstand effects of climate change. The farmer made the appeal while noting that coffee, which was once a popular crop in the district, was slowly losing its prominence.   He noted that many coffee farmers in Mbozi are at a loss over what to do after the crop, which they have always counted on,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th February 2017

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  • Afronutri Ltd is an intermediary supplier of end consumer baby food   products selling directly to retails and wholesalers as well as hospitals and pharmacies.
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  • KAP CONES , having built up an unrivalled reputation for exceptional quality, performance & service in printing industry for last over four decades, diversified into producing cone sleeves with   auto rolling mechanism for ice cream cones requirement
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  • Veendeep Oiltek is one of India
  • Industrial Dynamics / filtec has been a leading innovator in the filed of inspection and laser coding equipment
  •  Alexform is the leading manufacturer of cold rolled steel profiles, offering both quality products and reliable service to its customers via the most advanced production facilities in Egypt.
  • Symega is a reliable producer of food ingredients and has supplied to many of the finest food processors in different parts of the world.
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  • Ulker Group started its adventure with 75 tons of biscuit production in its first year, 64 years ago.
  • VAPA Burners established in 1960, is the pioneer in manufacturing gas fired infrared burners in Lebanon.
  • Ideo Tecnica, a company specialized in machinery for the confectionery industry and especially chocolate
  • MM Vitaoils is a world leader in downstream palm oil industry with full range of packaging.
  • Sonarome has supplied customers with quality flavours and fragrances.
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