Asked by Ojvind Krabbe Food Processing    South Africa    Kenya    Ghana    Uganda    Nigeria
Is the international food processing industry looking to Africa and in such case, what are focusing on?
Ojvind KrabbeFounder AfricaPace
There is no doubt that the international food processing industry is looking at Africa.

However, it is also cautious as it does not move into markets where distribution and handling procedures are significant different to the ones they use in more developed countries as they are looking for scale and the utilization of current procedures.

A strong example is the dairy an dice cream industry in West Africa. There are high potentials for the sales of ice cream but companies such as Nestle and Unilever do not engage in these markets because distribution and sales differ too much from what they use in their current business models. However, with increased economic growth in Africa the international food processing industry will be preparing to move in.
Oct 10, 2011
 
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Richard DAMBRINECONSULTANT CONSULTANT
In my opinion, there is potential to develop a local food industry in Africa because it takes processing plants close to production. This is due to energy problems and respect for the cold chain. That's why workshops employing between one hundred and fifty two employees that turn vegetables, milk or other meat for people who are within 50 km around the workshop and can make the best energy issues as waste agro food resulting from this transformation can be used to make biogas will be burned in generators manufacturer of energy needed to walk from the workshop. The compost out of this methane will be distributed to farmers as fertilizer, allowing them to perform better on their farms.
Oct 12, 2011
 
 
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