Processing & Storage

Imports assessment programme starts in Zimbabwe

zim-cornZimbabwe’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce initiated a Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) programme on 16 March 2015, which is intended to substantially reduce importation of hazardous and substandard products and improve customs duty collection

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Canadian firm to launch stevia plant in Rwanda

steviaRwanda has signed an agreement with Canada-based SteviaLife to establish a stevia processing plant in the East African country

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Kenya launches coffee branding initiative

coffeeKenya has launched a coffee branding initiative designed to boost its global coffee sales and help the industry regain its position as a top foreign exchange earner

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Kenyan farmers get bank loans via storage system

warehouse-AFKenya has launched Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) for farmers, which they could use to get loans of up to 65 per cent of the value of their produce

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AGRA opens new grain storage facility in Tanzania

storageAlliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and US-based Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new grain storage facility for smallholder farmers in Tanzania

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