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In conversation with Roland Decorvet, Philafrica Foods CEO

The world will feed itself in Africa where the land is – Roland Decorvet!   PHILAFRICA FOODS is headquartered in South Africa where the organisation owns and operates maize mills, wheat mills, an oilseed-crushing, extraction, and refining plant, as well as animal feed manufacturing plants spanning all animal categories. Philafrica Foods is owned by AFGRI […]

Business with a Purpose

Food Across Africa Philafrica Foods’ three-pronged strategy is set to capitalise on  African agricultural opportunity by reducing imports and increasing exports; enriching hundreds of thousands of local farmers in the process THE ABILITY TO SUCCEED on a corporate level, and to succeed from an ethical perspective are usually mutually exclusive achievements, but Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd is aiming to […]

Acquisition to promote cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa

Philafrica Foods, one of the largest food processing companies in South Africa, has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in The Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company’s (DADTCO) cassava processing activities. DADTCO has pioneered innovative mobile cassava processing technology that is having a major positive impact on Africa’s smallholder farmers. With existing operations in […]

Philafrica Foods acquires majority stake in DADTCO to promote cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa

Centurion, 31 October 2017 – Philafrica Foods, one of the largest food processing companies in South Africa, has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in The Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company’s (DADTCO) cassava processing activities. DADTCO has pioneered an innovative mobile cassava processing technology that is having a major positive impact on Africa’s […]

Philafrica: ‘Animal feed is by far the biggest potential food category…the challenge is finding the raw material’

Newly formed food and feed processing company Philafrica sets out plans for expansion across Southern Africa, where it plans to invest $50-100m over the next two years, with the feed sector earmarked as a focus for growth. In an exclusive interview with this publication, Philafrica CEO Roland Decovret said: “Animal feed is by far the […]

Philafrica Foods kry Mosambiekse hoendervennoot

Philafrica Foods, deel van die Afgri-groep, het ’n vennootskap met ’n Mosambiekse hoenderprodusent gesluit om die potensiaal in die bedryf te ontgin. Sowat 60% tot 70% van die hoendervleis wat in Mosambiek geëet word, word ingevoer en daar is dus groot geleenthede, sê mnr. Roland Decorvet, uitvoerende hoof van Philafrica. Die maatskappy het in ’n […]

Afgri heads back to poultry business | Business Day | Neels Blom | 18 October 2017

Agricultural investment company Afgri is re-entering the poultry business through its subsidiary Philafrica Foods in a 50-50 joint venture in northern Mozambique. The recently launched Philafrica has earmarked up to R1.5bn for investment in agriculture and food processing in several African countries over the next 18 to 24 months. Its joint-venture partner in Mozambique, Novos […]

Mozambique poultry industry gets a boost from SA

A partnership between South Africa’s Philafrica Foods and Mozambique’s Novos Horizontes aimed to improve chicken production and supply in the coastal country. Philafrica invested especially in locally sourced raw materials, while Novos Horizontes had provided inputs on credit to 250 smallholder broiler outgrowers, from which it purchased full-grown birds for slaughtering, processing, and marketing. But, […]

Philafrica to spend up to ZAR 1.5bn on African food processing opportunities over next 24 months

Philafrica Foods, a South Africa-based food processing firm owned by agricultural services company Afgri, plans to spend about ZAR 1bn to ZAR 1.5bn (USD 73.5m to USD 110m) over the next 24 months on food processing opportunities in Africa, Chief Executive Officer Roland Decorvet said. It is in the process of concluding a joint venture […]

Philafrica Foods partners with Novos Horizontes in Mozambique in move to transform small agribusiness in the poultry sector

Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd (“Philafrica Foods”), part of AFGRI Group Holdings, and one of the largest food processing companies in South Africa, has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Novos Horizontes (“New Horizons”), an integrated chicken producer located in northern Mozambique. This forms part of Philafrica Foods’ planned investment of between R1 billion and R1.5 billion over […]