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Bakhresa receives land for sugar development

TANZANIA - President John Magufuli has issued 10,000 hectares of land to one of Tanzania’s business and industrial moguls, Mr Said Salim Bakhresa, to establish a sugar plant, at the same time warning land hoarders and speculators that they risk having their title deeds revoked.

CBH flies idea of Sovereign merger

SOUTH AFRICA - Country Bird Holdings (CBH) does not believe that a merger with Sovereign Foods creates any competition concerns, as the combined entity would control only about 11% of the local poultry market.

FrieslandCampina, varsities partner to boost dairy production

NIGERIA - To increase its local content and support the Federal Government’s initiative to grow the agricultural sector, FrieslandCampina WAMCO is exploring measures to expand its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) through knowledge-sharing between the University of Ibadan and Wageningen University, Netherlands.

Choppies pays hefty price for expansion

BOTSWANA - Choppies Enterprises — the leading supermarket grocery retailer in Botswana — continued with its expansion strategy into the rest of Africa in the year to end-June, but the moves into new territories came with a more than 50% cost to the company’s earnings.