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Food Processing Africa Search for: About us Contact Advertise About us Contact Advertise Search for: Nov21201621/11/201621/11/2016by fpaadmin AFRICA’S PRESSURE POINTS: CLIMATE AND GMOs Posted in New The November-December issue is now available. Click here to read (pdf file you can read offline). Sep06201606/09/201607/09/2016by fpaadmin SEPT-OCTOBER ISSUE: READ IT NOW Posted in New Click here to read/download the issue (pdf file) 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. Jul19201619/07/201619/07/2016by fpaadmin JULY-AUG ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE Posted in New 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. Jun06201606/06/201606/06/2016by fpaadmin LET’S GET CREATIVE ABOUT FOOD FOR AFRICA Posted in New Our May-June issue is now available. Click on the cover to read (it’s a PDF file you can download and read offline). 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. ` 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. Mar14201614/03/201614/03/2016by fpaadmin Our March-April issue is out. Read it online Posted in New The 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. Feb27201627/02/201614/03/2016by fpaadmin 2016 Supplier Directory now available Posted in New The 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. Jan30201630/01/201614/03/2016by fpaadmin Our Jan-Feb 2016 issue is online Posted in New Click on the cover to read it. Dec08201508/12/201514/03/2016by fpaadmin The wrath of El Ni?o grips Africa Posted in Uncategorized Poor rains as a result of the continued wrath of El Ni?o weather pattern have put much strain on the SADC region farming sector. Drought cut the staple maize crop in South Africa, Africa’s biggest producer, by about a third of the 2015/2016 season and is likely to continue into the southern hemisphere summer as El Ni?o strengthens According to a statement from the Crop Estimates Committee, farmers in South Africa will reduce 2016 season plantings of the grain to the smallest since 2011 because of poor rains in the main growing regions. The El Ni?o effect is a known phenomenon which causes the sea temperature to rise significantly in the Pacific Ocean off South America, and the air becomes dry, affecting the rain-formation process. Difficulties United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has indicated that a combination of failed harvests in a number of SADC countries during the 2014/2015 summer together with the effects of ongoing drought conditions in the region would create an estimated 27,4 million food-insecure people over the next six months. Said the statement: “Most at threat from immediate food insecurity are Malawi, ...