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agro-processing: Latest News

  • 7 Biotech, Health And Agro-Processing Projects Receive Cape Craft And Design Institute Funding

    Cape winelands Cape Craft And Design Institute By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 am

    Seven South African biotech, health, agro-processing, and manufacturing projects have received a funding boost from the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) through their Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) initiative. The grants, which form part of the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s second round of seed funding, will allow for the innovative projects to be developed for use in a variety of sectors that will benefit from the ideas in development.

  • Business Opportunity: Ethiopia’s Agro-Processing Industry Faces Packaging Shortage

    By Kevin Mwanza, 1:11 am

    Ethiopia’s fast growing agro-processing industry is facing a major packaging shortage, a government official said on Monday. Mebratu Meles, state minister of industry of Ethiopia, said while the government has encouraged investment in the agro-processing industry as part of it agricultural reforms, there has been little effort to match these investments with enough packaging.

  • Kenya Seeks Investors To Add Value In Horticulture

    By Isaac Mwangi, 1:00 pm

    In Kenya’s Rift Valley, where passion-fruit farming is practiced on a large scale, farmers of Elgeyo Marakwet have no processing factory for their produce. The government is seeking a private investor to build a factory. Horticulture accounts for 60 percent of Kenya’s total exports, overtaking tourism to become the country’s second-largest foreign-exchange income earner after tea.

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