Monthly archives: May, 2014

Asia Pacific Functional food summit 2014 – Singapore

A number of experts from across the Asian continent are expected to attend this year’s Asia pacific functional food summit in Singapore.



Efficient fleet management could be the competitive edge

As markets for South African goods open up in SADC countries and beyond, transport by road plays an increasingly important role as barriers to entry are relatively few.



SAA takes off with Africa’s biggest food, beverage and business opportunities event

Following an agreement between South African Airways (SAA) and Exhibition Management Services (EMS), all exhibitors and visitors who choose to fly via SAA to the expo organiser’s two premier shows will enjoy special flight discounts of up to 18%.



The Power of Wind Energy

Energy efficiency is becoming a vital factor to reduce carbon emissions and decrease dependency on fossil fuels. Solar and wind energy for small to medium energy demands of consumers or businesses can help reduce pressure on South Africa’s national
power grid.



Changing demographics drive breakfast cereal adoption across the continent

Gerald Mahinda joined Kellogg’s as MD of Sub-Saharan Africa in February to steer the company’s emerging markets strategy in what has been identified as a key long term growth area.



Feed plants of the future

Automation of plants throughout the food chain is enabling manufacturers to meet growing demands for food as human populations move from rural homesteads to urban areas.



‘Big five’ costs major influencers of snacks market

Extruded corn snacks, hard and soft, still dominate appetites in the lower-income market for snacks in South Africa and most of the rest of Africa.



Changing demographics drive breakfast cereal adoption across the continent

Gerald Mahinda joined Kellogg’s as MD of Sub-Saharan Africa in February to steer the company’s emerging markets strategy in
what has been identified as a key long term growth area.



Flexibles, films and rigid plastics come to the fore in East Africa

Joseph Nyongesa, secretary general of the Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya provided an overview of the East African packaging market’s trends, opportunities and challenges at last month’s Propak East Africa Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya



South Africa can produce and store food for Africa

The population explosion in sub-Saharan Africa means that two billion people on the African continent will have to be fed by 2050.



Eastern Cape project transforms lives

Economic development implementation organisation Indibano has, across the Eastern Cape, been creating opportunities for underprivileged people to support and sustain themselves.



African water facility supports the development of economic growth in Malawi

The African Water Facility (AWF) has offered a €1.8 million (R32 million) grant to the Malawi government to help prepare a project designed to expand irrigated agriculture in the Lower Shire Valley.



AE to support small-scale fish farmers in southern Malawi

The Aquaculture Enterprise (AE) has announced that it will enrol 20 smallscale commercial fish farmers on a three year training programme in southern Malawi to ensure sustainability by having them operate as businesses.



Workshop examines lessons from various African projects – Zambia

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Zambian government held a regional workshop for East and Southern Africa over three days during May.



Small scale production unit tunnels aid two local crèches’ feeding programmes

Haygrove South Africa this year donated a small scale production unit tunnel to two crèches in the Western Cape’s local
community of Hermanus.



Canada helps to improve small-scale African farmers’ livelihoods

Canada’s minister of international development, Christian Paradis, announced this month that the country would assist in supporting a project expected to increase African farmers’ access to local, regional and international markets.