Nigeria is expected to pay $ 593 for wheat imports in 2018. The country’s consumption for wheat remains high with demand expected to surpass 4.6 million tons next year.
Rice yields in West Africa’s Sahel region in the dry season would decrease by about 45 percent due to higher average temperatures. Scientists are worried about food security and the livelihoods of the region.
Turkey’s grain and pulse sector increased its exports to 140 countries when compared to the previous year. Zekeriya Mete, the President of Istanbul Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association, said Turkish companies realized an export amounted 6 billion 372 million dollars in 2017, adding that they feel much more hopeful for 2018.
Kamil Yılmaz, CEO of Sub-Union of Seed Growers (TURKTOB), said desired level of productivity and product quality will not be attained without quality seeds with genetic potential. “We should focus on producing seeds that are of good quality and resistant to disease and pest,” Yılmaz said.
Konya-based Demirpolat Corporate Group opened Turkey’s first enzyme-resistant starch production facility. Launched after three and a half years of R&D works, the facility will produce ten thousand tons of resistant starch and one hundred thousand tons of diet flour.
“Afghanistan has the world’s highest annual per capita wheat consumption. Approximately 60 percent of the nation’s daily caloric intake comes from wheat. Afghanistan ranks among the world’s largest importers of flour. Afghan millers are suffering from inadequate local wheat production and cheap imported flour. However, if security problems are overcome, milling is one of the promising industries in Afghanistan.”
The demand to durum wheat which is the main raw material for the production of pasta and bulghur is gradually increasing. IGC figures show that global durum wheat production has reached 40,7 million tons in the 2016/2017 season. Top producers are 28-country EU with 9,5 million tons and Canada with 7,8 million tons.
“Although some of the vitamin B added to pasta gets lost, vitamin-fortified pasta remains important in the fight against nutritional insufficiency. Every additional fortification means a better nutrient supply. Through careful manufacture and packaging, and short cooking times, losses can be reduced to a minimum. Mills and pasta makers also have the option of increasing the amount of vitamin fortification to counteract cooking losses. Normally, the higher vitamin content of the flour or pasta can be shown on the packaging as a sales benefit.”
“Although flour is a non-perishable food the manufacturer should treat quality control as an important factor for success and safety measures should be taken into consideration starting from the wheat receiving throughout the flour dispatch.”
Pervez: “Our future business goals are very clearly defined in our minds. We want to establish a new flour mill unit which will adopt same state of the art technology used in Turkey. We also want to increase our storage capacity by installing Silos in this new unit. ”
Ulusoy increased its sales revenues by 61 percent in the first six months of the year. Emphasizing that the license-based warehouse investment that they have implemented this year was effective in this increase, E. Günhan Ulusoy noted that they plan to increase their global market shares with another warehouse investment.
Abdülkadir Külahçıoğlu, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Pasta Industrialists Association of Turkey said that pasta industry of Turkey which is the second leader pasta exporter following Italy aims to produce 1 million tons of pasta at the end of 2017.
Bühler highlights its competence in the area of snacks by presenting its integrated production solutions, from grain or nuts to the finished bar or biscuit.
The leader in grain processing industry, Bühler AG welcomed Parantez Fair General Manager Zübeyde Kavraz and Overseas Director M. Fethullah Akatay in its headquarters in Uzwil on 8 January 2016.
Russian agro-industrial giant EFCO is planning to build a large-scale processing plant in Altai region. The region is logistically advantageous.
TMO which makes efforts to balance domestic markets imported 77 thousand tons of barley and 62 thousand tons of corn and sold at internal market.
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock called for concentrating on much-needed R&D activities for the food sector. The Ministry asked Turkish Feed Manufacturer’s Association to develop their unique products.
Feedtech purchases a fish feed plant in Ireland with a 5 million-euro investment. The plant, which was opened by Irish Minister of Development Michael Ring, was turned into a giant cat-dog feed plant.
Association of Grain and Pulses Processing Technologies, Storage and Analysis Systems (TABADER), which was established to provide union of forces in milling and pulses processing technologies, realized its first workshop in Istanbul Wow Hotel on September 24th, 2016 with participation of nearly 30 company representatives.