DADTCO wins the African Business Leadership Award 2014
The Voice Magazine: ‘Your selection for this award was a unanimous choice because of your tremendous contribution to the economic development of Nigeria spanning over years now despite all challenges in Nigeria. The confidence with which you have worked in Nigeria encompasses more than business interest but genuine love for the people and the country at large.’
The DADTCO mission is to initiate a cassava revolution across Africa.
DADTCO is a social enterprise persuing poverty alleviation with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate.
The demand across Africa for cassava products (cassava cake, high-quality cassava flour, starch and glucose) is expected to rise rapidly due to urbanization and the global increase in grain prices.
20 May 2015 USA
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22 May 2015 Manila Philippines
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12 may 2015 Ghana/Kenya
Ghana and Kenya boosting efforts to establish intra-African trade
Top officials of Ghana and Kenya have gathered here to find ways of deepening trade relations between their two countries as well as intra-African trade.
Opening the conference, which is being run alongside a trade exhibition by companies from the two sister countries, Ghana’s deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in-charge of Livestock, Hanna Louisa Bisiw, said a lot needed to be done to sustain the benefits of agriculture for Africa.
"We also have both fresh and many processed products from plantain, yam and cassava that we can trade with Kenya. Similarly, we can buy tea, coffee and livestock products from Kenya," Bisiw stressed.
11 may 2015 Nigeria
Nigeria: Agric Minister Makes Case for Investment in Oil Palm, Others
In view of the comparative advantages oil palm, rice and cassava have over other crops, the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina has called on potential investors in agriculture to invest on the crops to enhance the agricultural sector, especially in the area of employment generation.
"All these are being done under crops promotion and Development such as cassava, rice and oil palm through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) titled Cottage Crops Processing Factories Programme, Mr. Mattew Owolabi Deputy in the Ministry said.
9 may 2015 Nigeria
NB Plc to consolidate earnings with local raw materials sourcing, innovation
Having expanded its operations with a merger with Consolidated Breweries Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc has unfolded plans to consolidate its earnings and profitability through improved local raw materials sourcing and innovative products.
According to company, the combined portfolio seeks to achieve its 60 per cent local raw materials sourcing target by the end of 2018 by exploring cassava and sorghum value-chains.
The Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nicolaas Vervelde, at the company’s pre-yearly general meeting in Lagos on Tuesday, said the company, which presently sources at least 45 per cent of its raw materials locally, hopes to achieve its 60 per cent target by 2018.
09 May 2015 Tanzania
Written by LAWRENCE RAPHAELY
Food prices push monthly inflation.
Rising food prices have pushed the inflation rate to 4.5 per cent in April, an increase from the previous month’s 4.3 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced in Dar es Salaam on Friday.
According to NBS, the impact of the depreciating value of the shilling couldn’t be measured in the April inflation but rather its impact will be seen the next month.
NBS has attributed the inflation to the increase in food prices, citing some food items like rice the price increased by 23.3 per cent, cassava flour by 8.4 per cent, meat by 4.9 per cent, fish by 5.8 per cent, sugar by 5.6 per cent, cowpeas by 13.3 per cent and beans by 6.8 per cent.