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Concern that price of frozen potato products in South Africa will increase

mei 25, 2023
There are concerns among some economists that the price of frozen potatoes may increase, adding to already high food inflation in South Africa.
European potato field. Courtesy: European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA)

World Potato Congress 2026 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya

mei 23, 2023
World Potato Congress Inc. has announced that World Potato Congress 2026 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme for the event is 'Developing Global Potato Partnerships for Enhanced Food Systems, Food Security and International Trade'.
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Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa

april 27, 2023
McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
Wanjiru Mambo is the founder of Wedgehut Foods Limited, a potato value addition, and processing company in Ruiru.

Serial entrepreneur carves a niche with potato processor

april 03, 2023
The potato value chain has been the main pain point for Kenyan farmers for decades now. After a bumper harvest, thousands of tonnes go to waste. And this is where Wedgehut Foods carved a niche.
McCain Foods first 'Farm of the Future', located in Florenceville-Bristol,  Canada has already generated promising results in its first year. The farm has also attracted the attention supply chain - as this visit by a delegation of McDonald's illustr

McCain Foods announces its second Farm of the Future. Location: South Africa

juni 20, 2022
McCain Foods Limited has unveiled plans for a second Farms of the Future in South Africa, as part of its drive to cut carbon emissions and tackle the impacts of climate change.
From L-R: Dr Bimal Kantaria, Lawrence Omuhaka, Harry Kimtai, Ms Flora Mutahi, and Agatha Thuo during the 2nd National Agriculture Summit at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters Loresho, Nairobi. [Nanjinia Wamuswa, St

Potato farmers in Kenya close to a deal with KFC

mei 31, 2022
In the next two months, Kenyan potatoes will be on the menu of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). This follows an intervention by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET) and the American fast food chain.
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The Pemba (?) variety, imports amounted to 1800 tons

Egypt imported 131 thousand tons of seed potato and 25 thousand tons of potato products (French Fries and Chips)

januari 18, 2022
Sources revealed to Al-Mal that 131 thousand tons of potato seeds arrived from European facilities approved for import from last October until early January, for 76 approved varieties.
Willie Jacobs, CEO of Potatoes South Africa (Courtesy: Potatoes South Africa)

Expiration of anti-dumping tariffs on fries leaves South African potato industry vulnerable

juli 28, 2021
Anti-dumping tariffs on frozen French fries imported from the Netherlands and Germany have expired, leaving the South African potato industry vulnerable to ‘dumping’.
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.

Kenya: Potato imports by fast-food firms to attract 30pc duty

juni 21, 2021
Major fast-food joints rely on imports from as far as Egypt and South Africa for the potatoes they use for French fries.
Unathi Mhlatyana, the new managing director of McCain Foods South Africa

McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

februari 04, 2021
McCain Foods South Africa has appointed Unathi Mhlatyana as its new managing director (MD) effective yesterday. Mhlatyana brings more than 20 years experience in the FMCG industry, having previously been employed in leadership roles with Pepsico and SAB/AB InBev.


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