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Africa: U.S. Scientists Devise New Method to Measure Crop Yields Using Satellites

London — "Improving agricultural productivity is going to be one of the main ways to reduce hunger and improve livelihoods in poor parts of the world"   U.S. researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms in Africa using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites - a development which could help cut hunger in poor parts of the world.   Improving.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th February 2017

Tanzania: SAGCOT Claims It Doesn't Use Genetically Modified Organism Technology

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) does not use genetically modified organism (GMO) technology in its large scale farming initiatives in the country as it is not yet approved by the government.   The SAGCOT Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey Kirenga, said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend that the seeds used in their initiatives have been approved by the government and would never adopt a technology that has not.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th February 2017

Tanzania: Simiyu Region Earmarks 3000 Acres for Irrigation Farming

Simiyu — Simiyu Region has allocated at least 3,000 acres to pilot irrigation farming at Mwananyili area in Busega District, in efforts to turn the newly formed region into food production hub.   The Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Anthony Mtaka, revealed here yesterday that the irrigation project is scheduled to commence next year. He said the region aspires becoming the country's main food producer, adding that plans are already in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th February 2017

Ethiopia to Produce Record 7 Million Quintal of Sugar This Year; Exports to Follow

New Sugar factories construction and the upgrading activities carried out on existing ones are to come to fruition as the country halts sugar importation by end of this year.   Ethiopian Sugar Corporation CEO Endawek Abtie said that the country is in the era of 'Sugar Revolution' since 2010/2011 with visions to meet domestic demands and export surplus product.   Endawek unveiled that existing and new factories, which are entering.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th February 2017

Ethiopia: UN to Plant 1 Million Trees Near Refugee Camps to Fight Deforestation

Rome — The depletion of forests risks creating tensions with local communities and disrupting the ecosystem   A million trees are to be planted in Ethiopia to fight deforestation around camps hosting hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees who rely almost entirely on wood for fuel, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday.   The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said the trees would be planted on 150.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th February 2017

East Africa: Agriculture Still the Greatest Source of Jobs in the Region

Despite East Africa's increased public investment in infrastructure, an area long considered a sure source of employment for locals, the region continues to depend on the agricultural sector for jobs.   But experts warn that the agricultural sector fuels underemployment, which is a common feature in many countries in East Africa. In Uganda, underemployment is just 9.3 per cent, while in Rwanda, this figure is even lower at two per.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th February 2017

Kenya: Uganda Poultry Import Ban Could be Lifted by Next Week

Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against an epidemic of bird flu.   This will, however, depend on the final tests carried out by a group of experts drawn from the two countries. They will conclude the exercise in the next one week.   Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said the two teams are doing a risk.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th February 2017

East Africa: Tanzanian, Ugandan Heads of State to Discuss EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania's President Dr. John Magufuli will meet February to agree on East Africa's way forward on the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The EPA is supposed to be negotiated between the EU and member states of the East African Community (EAC).   Kenya and Rwanda have already signed the deal but it won't be operational until all the East African Community member states sign the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th February 2017

East Africa: UN, EAC Sign Grant Agreement to Boost Agriculture

Arusha — The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation and the East Africa Community have signed a Grant Agreement to promote urban and rural agriculture and agribusiness so as to improve youth employment in Tanzania and other EAC member states.   The total budget of the Grant is 1.0 bn/- coming from the US $ 440,000 for one year. The agreement, complements the recently held 28th African Union Summit which ran under the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th February 2017

Expogroup Wins Big at the Tanzania Leadership Awards 2016

  On the evening of Friday 27th January 2017, members of the business community in Tanzania gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate the most accomplished businesses of 2016. The event was the Tanzania Leadership Awards (TLA), which honors successful businesses that range from conglomerates with more than 500 employees, to small start-ups with a staff count of 2 to 4 employees.   Expogroup, a pioneer in the trade show.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd February 2017

Ethiopia: Development Bank Begins Processing Commercial Farm Loans

Loan applications from close to 260 commercial agriculture investors have got the green light to be processed after a year long hiatus on agricultural loans. This was announced by Development Bank of Ethiopia, a major financier of such loans, on January 27, 2016.   The Bank announced that it would restart the process of issuing loans to commercial farm investments.   Aside from the existing loan applications, the Bank will start to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd February 2017

Africa: How Investing in Africa's Agri-Food Systems Can Benefit the U.S.

The US's incoming administration has an historic opportunity to extend America's global leadership by promoting the economic transformations underway in Africa. An effective US strategy would be based on the fact that Africa's development still greatly depends on the performance of its agri-food systems.   Farming remains the primary source of employment for 65% of Africa's population. Poverty rates are in decline. But they remain.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 2nd February 2017

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  • Ulker Group started its adventure with 75 tons of biscuit production in its first year, 64 years ago.
  • OASIS is a subsidiary of OASIS International. The OASIS brand is the recognized worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of bottled and pressure water coolers.
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  • Ideo Tecnica, a company specialized in machinery for the confectionery industry and especially chocolate
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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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  • The Gulf Union Foods Company is one of the key national companies that have a clear contribution to the food manufacturing sector, especially juices and beverages.
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