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Amagugu Food Festival- Traditional African Food and Beverage Expo 2019

Amagugu Food Festival- Traditional African Food and Beverage Expo 2019

The Matobo region experienced a surge of foodies to taste locally produced African foods. The event was a 3 day event which had a conference on the 4th and 5th of April, with various dignitaries gracing the event. Some of the faces and food at the expo. Numerous presentations were…

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The Traditional African Food and Beverage Expo 2019

The Traditional African Food and Beverage Expo 2019

Amagugu International Heritage Centre (AIHC) in partnership with the National University of Science and Technology, Lupane State University and the African Food Revolution are hosting the 3rd edition of the Traditional Food and Beverages Expo. Running under the theme ‘MODERNISING INDIGENOUS AFRICAN FOOD AND BEVERAGES’, the expo will focus on…

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Ostrich farming

Ostrich farming

Ostrich farming in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) Ostrich farming is a rapidly growing industry in animal husbandry, with a number of countries starting to get involved in ostrich production. The production of ostriches is gradually becoming a lucrative business which may justifiably become a significant means of livelihood for…

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Why Agriculture frustrates youth

Why Agriculture frustrates youth

Agriculture is a gold mine? Agribusiness is lucrative? There are unlimited opportunities in Agribusiness? Well, are there? I believe each one of us come across these statements almost every minute on a daily basis. But sometimes I wonder, is this the case, especially for us in Botswana? Our country is…

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What food manufacturers should do to adapt to future consumer trends?

What food manufacturers should do to adapt to future consumer trends?

Innovation requires thinking out of the box As society continues to develop swiftly, there are new emerging trends which are affecting the food and beverage industry. Keeping up with change is a challenge for most food companies. Food manufacturers consider consumers unpredictable and trends more varied, but have been able…

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Common African Food Quotes

Common African Food Quotes

Man is like a pepper, till you have chewed it you do not know how hot it is. ~Haussa Proverb It is not the cook’s fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless. ~Ewe Proverb No one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person’s…

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Chemical and structural characterization of lipids of mealworm larvae grown on various wheat mill substrates

Chemical and structural characterization of lipids of mealworm larvae grown on various wheat mill substrates

Tenebrio molitor (mealworms) are able to consume a wide range of organic matter and can be of significant value in waste management. The nutritional profile of T. molitor makes it a suitable candidate for use as feed and food. Mealworm oil extraction using a Soxhlet extractor Wheat mill residues and…

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Have a taste of Baganda foods:Uganda

Have a taste of Baganda foods:Uganda

Authors: 1. Farouk Semwogerere (PhD student University of Fort Hare, South Africa)  2. Buule David (MSc student Chonbuk National University, South Korea) About the Baganda people Baganda tribe is one of the prominent tribes in Uganda – East Africa. Baganda became well known to the world, as they were one…

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Barilla launches legume pasta

Barilla launches legume pasta

The new Barilla pasta is made from chickpeas and lentils, providing the benefits of legumes. There are significant changes in global food trends with developed countries moving towards plant-based diets. Legume consumption has increased globally due to more health-conscious individuals. Barilla in Parma has created legume pasta for health conscious…

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Goats milk

Goats milk

Dairy goat is considered the cow of the poor. The goat eats little, occupies a small area and produces enough milk for the average unitary family, whereas maintaining a cow at home cannot be afforded by the homeowner, hence, the growing popularity of goat as the poor person’s cow. Dairy…

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