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Using Food Science and Technology to Improve Nutrition and Promote National Development

This is an interesting and detailed paper presenting detailed information on the processing of traditional foods.

from: IUFOST (click image for full story online)

The paper concludes that the existing small scale processing is important to food supply, food preservation and employment.

It finds that the expansion of the production of these traditional foods [...]

Wara – Traditional Cheese of Nigeria

Timbuktu Chronicles describes this traditional cheese made from cows milk with a leaf extract from the Sodom Apple (Calotropis procera) tree. The leaf extract performs the coagulating role, normally played by rennet.

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Nyirefami Milling – Succesfful African Milling Business

Nyirefami Ltd is a really focussed Tanzanian milling company, which appears to succeed because of its focus.

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Products are produced from pearl millet, finger millet, sorghum, plantain, maize and wheat and have a strong focus on nutrition.

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PROCESSING PINEAPPLE PULP INTO DIETARY FIBRE SUPPLEMENT – FREE ONLINE PAPER

The article by N Ackom and K Tano-Debrah in the latest edition of AJFAND Online presents a well explained and investigated process to produce a pineapple fibre for use in food formulations. The study at University of Ghana, Lagon was practical and produced fibre products that were used to produce muffins and biscuits which were [...]

Minnie’s Dried Fruit and Vegetables – African Business

Here is a nice story that shows how easy it is to establish an operating fruit and vegetable drying business.

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Menar Meebed of Egypt, has used a commercially available solar dryer and a simple Internet blog to set up a business selling dried fruit and vegetables. [...]

South African Government Pushing Investment in Agro-Processing!

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More information on this is available via a dti press release or by contacting Sidwell Medupe, dti Departmental Spokesperson, Tel: (012) 394 1650, Mobile: 079 492 1774, E-mail: MSMedupe@thedti.gov.za

 

 

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Carbonated Soft Drinks – Franchise Opportunity.

Soda King seems to offer a fairly simple, sound and promising franchise.

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They are reasonably new so there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs in Africa, although there is also Tanzanian franchise not shown on this map.

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If you are interested I suggest [...]

Lost Crops of Africa – Fruits – Free Online Technical Manual

I posted some general thoughts on this book when it was published a few years ago. The other day I came across it again, on the USAID site as a free download, although its published by The National Academic Press . I felt it would be worthwhile reminding readers of the book and giving them [...]

Mediterranean Delicacies – African Food Company

This started out as a real one man enterprise launched by a Greek in South Africa who saw that speciality Greek foods were difficult to come by.

from: Mediterranean Delicacies (click image for full story online)

The story is reported in detail in Fin24.

Mediterranean Delicasies is a business born out of necessity. Thirty [...]

The Vastness of Africa – Single Screenshot Series

from: MEDIAite (click image for full story online)