Category Archives: African FoodBiz

A category for specific operating food processing based businesses in Africa with a focus on smaller businesses

Some Focussed Food Based Reports – Free online Information

Over the past view weeks I have come across several rather focussed processing reports which I thought it was worhgwhile to share here in a simple form. I believe the image tells you what its about and clicking will open the document. The documents I link will generally be technology heavy although there will be there industry issues covered in detail. 

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IITA report on Cassava enterprises in West Africa

 

Small Scale Palm Oil Processing in Africa

 

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Low cost sustainable cassava drying technologies pdf

 

 

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

 

 

Seeking Investors for a Watermelon Juice Factory in Tanzania

Resources and Returns Compant Ltd is looking for investors in a watermelon juice factory, that will be able to produce 4 million liters a year of juice.

 

Image by Dave Harcourt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

I have never seen or tasted watermelon juice and am not particularly excited about the prospect. however, I hope I am wrong and that this can be a success and a contributor to Tanzania’s growth.

 

Freshpict, a Zambian Fruit and Vegetable Canner – African Food Processor.

This Zambian company produces a wide range of canned fruit and vegetables.

Suppliers Website

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These include a wide range of products using beans, tomatoes, onion, sweet corn, sundried tomatoes, cherry peppers, pineapple, guava, and gooseberries.

 

Snails- Export Opportunity For Africa.

This manual, as its title implies is focussed on the farming of snails covering the topic in great depth.

 

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from: Anancy
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There is, however quite a lot online on the marketing and processing of snails in a number of different sources. To have a look click this link and you will be assisted to make a google search which should give you a good start to finding useful information.

Anyone with information to share can email me here. and I will add links here.

 

Guide to Indigenous Fruit Processing – Free Technical Manual

This is one more of those amazing sources of information that the INTERNET provides for free. In the past if you were lucky enough to know about it you could probably request a copy. Now you GOOGLE and FTP a PDF for free!

 

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from: CPWild
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Interestingly the information in this manual is the same proven science and technology!

I know Chris Hansmann well, from having worked together on a Cashew Apple Processing project, through the South African Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (SAAFoST) and for having worked for sister R&D organisations. I am therefore confident of the soundness of the science as well as the applicability of the technology presented.

The manual is comprehensive, starting with some of the principles of preservation, moving into the different processes that are applicable (both from a process and a product viewpoint), covering hygiene and nutritional aspects and ending on recipes to be used with these processes.

This is a book you should put in your Technology Directory/Folder for the time you need some good technical information on fruit processing, whether it be for indigenous or other fruit.

 

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