With the expanding in capacity at two sugar mills on schedule, there will be no more sugar imports after 2025, according to the deputy minister for agriculture, Anthony Mavunde.
Tanzania – Cane production to be boosted with investment in irrigation infrastructure for smallholders [Full subscriber]
The Tanzanian government is promoting expansion in cane production to drive sugar production, according to local press reports.
Tanzania – New build Bagamoyo Sugar factory reaches the first milestone [Full subscriber]
Local sugar production was boosted after the Said Salim Bakhresa Group of Companies (SSBG) kicked off production at its new US$300 million Bagamoyo Sugar factory, according to local press reports.
Tanzania – Local sugar factory in Zanzibar plans to help cane growers increase productivity [Full subscriber]
The Zanzibar Sugar Factory (ZSF) intends to support sugarcane farmers to improve crop productivity and income through an active drive to move from traditional subsistence farming to commercial agriculture, said Mr Mahesh Patel, the Chairperson of ZSF.
Tanzania – First phase of the US$300 million Bagamoyo sugar factory nears completion [Full subscriber]
Said Salim Bakhresa Ltd, the flagship company of the Bakhresa Group, recently announced that the first phase of the US$300 million new build sugar factory less than 80 kilometres from Tanzania’s commercial capital near the historical town of Bagamoyo in the Coast region is nearing completion and will officially start production by June 2022. Construction commenced in 2018.
Tanzania – Kilombero Sugar launches sugar packs across a range of affordability [Full subscriber]
Kilombero Sugar Company Limited has introduced new sugar packs to cater for a range of customers with differing levels of affordability.
Tanzania – UK government supports the construction of 67 km road to aid planned factory capacity expansion at Kilombero Sugar [Full subscriber]
Illovo Sugar’s Kilombero Sugar Company’s planned US$300 million capacity expansion got a boost from the UK government who invested road construction to support cane growers supplying to the factory, to do so with ease. Poor roads in the catchment area has been a major issue for cane growers.
Tanzania – 2018/19 sugar output increased by over 16% [Full subscriber]
Sugar production increased by 16.8% to 359,219.25 tonnes in 2018/19 from 307,431.26 tonnes in 2017/18, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Omary Mgumba, told Parliament.
Tanzania – Local billionaire to invest US$148 million in the cane sugar sector [Full subscriber]
The Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji is to invest US$ 148 million in the sugarcane industry, according to the Russian press wire Regnum. This is part of the US$375 million his company is planning to invest in the over the next five years.
Tanzania – Kilombero Sugar launches smaller sugar packs affordable for low-income earners [Full subscriber]
In a bid to expand market share in the country, the Kilombero Sugar Company has introduced smaller packs of sugar hosting 160g and 350g that could be sold at affordable prices to people on low incomes, according to the local news media.