Ghana and South Africa stand together against poultry dumping

The Ghanaian and South African chicken industries are joining forces in the fight against cheap imported chicken from the European Union (EU). The Ghanaian and South African poultry associations, the anti-dumping campaign, FairPlay Movement, and the Food and Allied Workers’ Union (FAWU) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the…

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Improving Africa’s dairy production will curb imports

Africa spends a significant amount of money importing dairy products that could be produced locally. “In East Africa there’s a yearly shortage of 40 billion litres of milk. Products that we can produce ourselves shouldn’t be imported,” says dr. Okeyo Mwai, lead scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (Ilri)…

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Philafrica Foods expands into cassava processing

Philafrica Foods, a food processing company operating in Africa and based in South Africa, sees great potential in cassava processing and has expanded its operations accordingly. The firm, which forms part of Afgri Group Holdings, has bought a controlling stake in The Dutch Agricultural & Trading Company’s (DADTCO) cassava processing…

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Plans progress to import fertilised eggs to SA

The South African government and poultry industry have set up a protocol for the import of fertilised broiler chicken hatching eggs, which will now be negotiated with trade partners. The import of the eggs can alleviate the supply shortage caused by the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus. The Department…

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