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AFRICA’S FOOD GIANTS REVEALED

The July/August issue is now available.Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can also download and read offline).

HIGHLIGHTS

Africa’s top 50 consumer products companies

Coke’s giant Africa operation now up & running

Zambia’s fish farming sector gets big feedmill boost

Nigeria’s sugar master plan kicks into high gear

Pan-African biomass project has bold ambitions

Climate change: how to prepare for it



DANGOTE’S MIDAS TOUCH REACHES OUT TO RICE

The latest issue of Food Processing  Africa is now available online (a PDF file you can download and read offline).

Click HERE to read it.

Highlights of this issue:

Dangote bets (really) big on rice: Africa’s richest man has set his sights on growing a rice empire in Nigeria  – and he’s got a billion dollar war chest.

Brand activation unlocks the market: An expert shows how experience marketing in Africa is helping brands grow big.

Sweet partnership: How a leading East African confectioner is conquering the market with some high tech support.

The key to food security: African food security requires a commitment to inclusive growth, argue two leading academics.

 



ARE SUPERMARKET GIANTS
KILLING SMALL SUPPLIERS?

The latest edition of Food Processing Africa is now available online. Click here to read it (3Mbyte PDF file you can read online or download to read at your leisure).

HIGHLIGHTS

SUPERMARKET GIANTS ARE BLOCKING SMALL SUPPLIERS: THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT

HOW A SMALL BIRD IS CREATING HAVOC WITH AFRICA’S FOOD SECURITY

CONFECTIONARY MAKERS IS GHANA AND KENYA ARE ON THE EXPANSION PATH

PARMALAT TAPS INTO THE STREET FOOD SECTOR WITH HUGE SUCCESS

FRONT-OF-PACK LABELLING IS MEANT TO HELP CONSUMERS UNDERSTAND NUTRITIONAL INFO – BUT DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?

HEAT & CONTROL CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN AFRICA

TRADITIONAL DRINK MAGEU GETS A FACE-LIFT WITH SOME STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY



AFRICA’S PRESSURE POINTS: CLIMATE AND GMOs

The November-December issue is now available.

Click here to read (pdf file you can read offline).

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SEPT-OCTOBER ISSUE: READ IT NOW

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HIGHLIGHTS:
Free Trade: Africa finally gets serious
The past few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for the continent.

South Africa’s sugar tax war
There’s a bitter battle going between the state and the beverage sector in South Africa over a proposed sugar tax. We ask whether an industry that is one of the very few showing any growth at all should be choked by a tax whose desired public health benefit is disputed.

Meat needs much more monitoring
Ineffective meat inspection in developing countries is causing a rise in antibiotic-resistant superbugs, heavy metal contamination and foodborne-disease. Research in Africa shows governments need to wake up to their responsibility to ensure that meat quality is more closely monitored.

The PET bottle boom
Over the past six years bottled water growth in West Africa has doubled to 40-billion litres a year – providing a massive boost to the PET industry. No surprise then that PET equipment specialists like Sidel are making an aggressive play in the West African market. You’ll find them and host of other packaging suppliers at Propak West Africa in Lagos this month.



JULY-AUG ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE

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Click here to read/download (it’s a PDF file you can read offline).

HIGHLIGHTS:

Coke bets big in Africa
With a brand-new $130-million bottling plant just opened in Mozambique, the beverage giant sees sweet opportunity for further growth in the region.

The paper-bag revolution
Moving packaged dry goods in paper bags has always been risky because of leakage and contamination issues. Now Bosch has come up with a revolutionary paper-bag solution to tackle these challenges.

It’s GO for GMO-free milling
South Africa’s neighbours don’t want its GMO-maize. So one South African company has seized the opportunity and is opening the country’s first dedicated GMO-free maize milling operation.

A show for Africa, by Africa
The upcoming food & drink technology Africa show in Johannesburg brings together key players in the African food and beverage sector. It’s a must-visit for the industry.

Make farming glamorous
Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has made an impassioned plea to get young Africans back to the land and dispel the myth that farming is a dead-end road to poverty. Meanwhile, the African Development Bank has a multi-billion dollar investment strategy to transform agriculture.

Fingers on the Pulse
2016 is The Year of the Pulse and we look at the importance of this key food group for addressing food security issues on the continent.

Think big with small fish
Wild fish found in in Africa’s drylands could play a vital role in meeting nutrition needs, says the FAO. We look deeper at the issue.



LET’S GET CREATIVE ABOUT FOOD FOR AFRICA

Our May-June issue is now available. Click on the cover to read (it’s a PDF file you can download and read offline).fpa-june-cover

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE:

FOODS OF THE FUTURE

The challenges of drought, global warming and growing populations demand creative solutions to putting food on the table.  In this issue we explore innovative approaches to protein supply – artificial meat and home-harvesting of insects. Meet the people who are thinking outside the box.
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AFRICA BECKONS  …

Packaging/processing  giants Dow and Bosch are committed to African growth strategies as the continent’s population becomes more urban, more middle class and increasingly hungry for packaged foods. Find out what their plans are.



Our March-April issue is out. Read it online

fpa march-aprilThe March-April 2016 issue of Food Processing Africa is now available.

Click on the cover to read it (PDF file which you can also save to your hard drive).

This month’s issue takes a hard look at African food security issues, exploring topics such as:

* Why obesity and hunger go hand in hand.

* How hungry cities are becoming dependent on the informal food sector.

* Why high-tech hydroponics and urban farming could be the solution to food insecurity.

* How 3 African universities are teaming up to tackle the challenges of food security.

We also look at a small farmer export success story in the northern Cape of SA involving rooibos tea.



2016 Supplier Directory now available

fbd2016coverThe South African 2016 Supplier Directory for the foodbev sector is now available online.

Click here to read it . It’s 2.5 Mb PDF file. You can save it to your hard drive for instant access next time you’re looking for a supplier. The online version is searchable using Adobe Reader or similar software.

The 40-page 2016 directory has been completely updated and covers the full range of suppliers to the food and beverage sector, with hundreds of contacts in over 50 categories. Although It focuses on the South African market, many of those listed already have sales channels into Africa or are eager to expand.

The directory is produced by Food & Beverage Reporter, the sister publication of Food Processing Africa.



Our Jan-Feb 2016 issue is online

Click on the cover to read it.

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