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The time is ripe for investing in agriculture

The Co-founder of one of sub-Saharan Africa's leading agriculture investment companies explains why it could be a good harvest for agri-business investors

Zambeef invests KS5.4 million in new dairy facilities

Zambia's largest food producer is to construct new state-of-the-art facilities to enable it to almost double its milking herd

Zambeef shares tipped by leading investor publication

A Zambian agribusiness conglomerate sees shares rise 30 percent in two days on London's AIM market after being singled out as a company to watch

Zambeef prepares for future growth

Zambia's largest integrated agribusiness has seen solid growth in the past financial year with its edible oils business accounting for the strongest gross profit growth and a 24 percent rise in overall revenue

Sanjay Sethi receives 2013 Africa Food Prize Award

At a prestigious awards ceremony held in Kampala, Uganda, earlier this week one leading light in food production was awarded with a prestigious prize for his efforts

Agri-Vie announces 63 percent stake in Cape Olive Holdings

A leading private equity fund has invested in the largest table olive supplier in South Africa as it has identified strong market growth in retail and food services sector

SABMiller South Africa workers strike

Brewery workers take action over pay dispute in the wake of inflation in the country affecting buying power

Experts arrive in Accra for Africa Agriculture Science Week

More than 1,000 delegates from across the continent are expected to attend a major agricultural science week in Ghana

PZ Cussons Plc acquires Australian baby food brand

A British company with its roots in Africa which also sells household name brands across Europe and Asia is furthering its footprint across Australia

Agri-Vie announces R37 million joint venture in coconut oil industry

A private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments is looking to grow its new coconut oil business which a new management team will help to develop

Agri-Vie invests US$6 million in Tanzania Food Corporation

A growing consumer demand for quality processed beef products in Tanzania has prompted a leading investment house to put its money where the beef is

Farm Chemicals International to host agriculture summit

A major summit on Africa's agriculture industry will discuss how production levels can be raised and highlight some of the progress that is already being made in the sector

Kenyan's aim to get more out of a cuppa

While Kenyan tea exports are set to increase by four percent this year, a strategy has put in place to find other uses for the humble tea leaf

Coffee exports hit by the competition

Rwanda's second largest export crop took a knock in 2012 due to a glut in the market which pushed down prices

Maize milling plan by Zambia's cooperatives

Plans to establish new maize milling plants across Zambia is aimed at meeting the country's demand and boosting its economy

Growing interest in pig farming

An initiative in Namibia to protect and promote pig farming and eradicate issues with cheap imports on local pricing has resulted in a wave of interest from small farmers

Monopoly warning follows acquisitions

Fears that South African-based Tiger Brands could soon hold a monopoly has prompted calls for a closer inspection of its activities

New factory will boost soybean production

Nigeria's soybean farmers look set to benefit from a food company's investment in a new processing factory which will bring sustainability to the market

Minister launches new maize mill

Steps to localise production of food and agricultural products has been backed by South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry who says it will reap rewards for all

Increased demand for Zimbabwean soya beans

The government and private sector have provided a cash boost for the production of soya beans following a rise in demand for the product

New MD for Coca-Cola's Nigerian business

There has been a re-shuffle among the hierarchy of Coca-Cola's businesses in Africa, resulting in the appointment of a new Managing Director in Nigeria

Four biggest cocoa producers are all in West Africa

The World Cocoa Conference is scheduled to open on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivorie one of the four major producers in the world

Zambia's top holiday hot spot scoops more awards

A top tourism company has won yet more recognition for the work it does to help improve the lives the community in which it operates

Brewery bags top employer award in Kenya

Staff are celebrating at East African Breweries Ltd after beating 16 other top companies to the coveted best employer accolade

Small farmers could hold key to economic prosperity

A major conference discussed the impact smallholder farmers could make on South Africa's economy if more help were given to them

Row erupts over beef company ownership

Plans to give Namibia's government a 30 per cent stake in Meatco, the country's largest beef exporter have met with opposition from livestock farmers

Kenya Launches Chinese Coffee Partnership

The continued co-operation between Kenyan and Chinese public and private enterprise is set to take a hit of caffeine

Tanzania dips into Chocolate trade

Tanzania is to become the first East African country to produce and export chocolate

Malawi spices things up

More and more people are being lured into the world of commercial farming, where they can earn up to three times their current income

Global awareness for World Water Day 2012

Water and food security is the theme for the 20th World Water Day

Alcohol abuse drains South African economy

Sobriety Week Campaign kicks off as figures state abuse from drinking costs country's economy R9 billion per yea

Heineken completes buyout of Ethiopian breweries

Global drinks giant will enter South Sudan beer market

SABMiller faces grilling over African taxes

Brewer will be questioned over report alleging tax avoidance strategies

Eco-friendly South African winemaker uses PET

Backsberg takes innovative step and uses PET bottles for award-winning wine

SABMiller sales soar in Africa and Asia

Peroni, Grolsch and Castle brewer boosted by growth in emerging markets

Diageo to invest £230m in Nigeria as Guinness remains an African favourite

Alcohol giant's sales double in Africa in past five years as Guinness continues to dominate

New Kenyan Booze Law: Last Orders for EABL?

Kenyan-based brewing power East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) was given about a week to relish in its reported 10 percent profit hike from the latest fiscal year before the attention turned to President Kibaki and his promise to reform Kenya’s beverage industry.

Agriterra operations "positive"

The firm’s Compagri maize processing facility in Tete has re-opened and the buying programme from local farmers is underway, Agriterra announced today.

R500m allocated for SA black farmers

Through Masibuyele Emasimini tractor mechanization program, which is a four-year initiative, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries aims to encourage black citizens back into the agricultural sector. The department has decided to make an initial allotment of R100 million, to be followed by R50 million to each of the South Africa’s nine provinces.

African food imports reach $33bn

Food imports to the continent from the developed world have reached $33 billion annually, according to Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Abdoulie Janneh.

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