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AFRICABIZ VOL 2 - ISSUE: 112
October 15, 2008 - January 14, 2009
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Editor: Dr. Bienvenu-Magloire Quenum
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Dear visitor and international investor,


We warmly welcome you, if this is your first visit to Africabiz Online - The ultimate newsletter on trading and investing in 49 sub-Saharan African countries. If you are a regular and faithful reader, welcome back.

- THE END OF DOUBLE STANDARD: LESSONS FROM THE EVOLVING FINANCIAL CRISIS

We are witnessing the financial meltdown in all the financial places worldwide. This is an event prophesied and documented for years by investigators curious about the global plight of the humanity and the history of previous financial crisis.

One of these investigators traveled all over the world, visited elders in Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe, and numerous historic places to search for documents that could explain why the world is what it is: a dramatic quagmire for the majority of the people. He gathered an outstanding collection of proofs that show  these crisis are not, first, new occurrence that happened only in the eightieth, ninetieth, twentieth centuries, and now at the beginning of the new millennium, but had recurrently occurred since ages. Second, that they do not result from so-called economic cycles or are not generated by mistakes made by people working in financial institutions (the banks, the insurance company and Exchanges,) but are the consequences of actions taken voluntarily by a permanent secret group of people who have a hidden agenda, and are pulling the strings.

The video available at this link gives indications for those who are curious to know what is going on behind the veil. It run for two hours 54 minutes, but will give you plenty of non-mainstream explanation about what is going on. View it to know that the "reality" we experience everyday struggling to survive, is not the true "reality".

If you prefer "classical" explanations about the financial turmoil, you may visit globalresearch.ca, an excellent website that exposes financing tricks used by traders and financiers that are "apparently" responsible for the troubles.

One thing is sure: There are winners even in the debacle. This article by Michel Chossudovsky will give you plenty of highlight about what is going on. (Michel Chossudovsky is the author of the very important book titled: "The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order".)

And this article by William Engdhall exposes the financial warfare ragging behind the smoke-screen speeches and political statements made by the developed world's leaders.

Apart from that, what is interesting for developing nations to learn from the crisis, is that now the double standard applied by the elites of developed nations towards the developing world is glaringly obvious.

Indeed, developing nations, and particularly African nations had been bombarded with propaganda since the mid 1989's to adhere to the "globalization concept" based on strict liberalism doctrine, that requires the state not to be involved in the developing process.

Based on that concept, Structural Adjustment Programs had been implemented in almost all African countries - and state's owned companies sold out to foreign powerful companies, followed by jobs's cuts and service price's increase, which result is the dramatic impoverishment of living conditions in African countries.

And now, what are we witnessing? The creators of the concept - the elites of the developed world, mainly in the United States and in the United Kingdom, struggling to stop the collapse of the financial system, are promoting the nationalization of banks, and insurance companies to save these institutions from bankruptcy. They are doing exactly the contrary of the policy imposed to developing nations since three decades - with the threatening TINA ("There is No Alternatives!) mantra.  Now we know that there are alternatives.

Click here to read about: "Eyes Wide Opened: Lessons From The Evolving Financial Crisis

- COUNTDOWN TO THE LAUNCHING OF THE VIP MEMBERSHIP

The VIP Members section, which launching had been announced in previous delivery is almost ready to be fired up. The countdown had started and hopefully within one week it will be live online.

More on the matter is available at following link that will be the permanent announcement page concerning VIP-Membership. Visiting said page, you will always take notice of what is showing live on the confidential newsletter - Inside Africa & Insights About Africa - dedicated to VIP Members.

So, please stay tune to the free access monthly issue of Africabiz Online to take advantage of Africabiz Online VIP Members Lounge as soon as available.

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Many thanks for dropping by and see you here on January 15, 2009

Dr. B.M. Quenum

Editor of AFRICABIZ

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA


- Several business opportunities - component parts of the Integrated Developing Scheme described in Africans, Stop Being Poor! are listed in following table.


1-SHEA BUTTER (5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13)
2- BLUE GOLD (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
3- FREEZE-DRIED PAPAIN (20, 21, 22 and here)
4- KENAF (23, 24)
5- VEGETABLE OIL (25, 26, 27, 28)
6- CEREALS (30, 31, 32, 33)
7- FRUITS (34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46)
8- ESSENTIAL OILS (47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52)

9- ROOTS & TUBERS (54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64)
10- FOWL BREEDING (66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76)
11- FISH FARMING (78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87)
12- BIOMASS ENERGY (89, 90, 91, 92)
13- SUGAR CANE & PRODUCTS (93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99/100, 101, 102)
14- LIVESTOCK (103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113

- LIVESTOCK & GAME DEVELOPMENT: PART IX - ECONOMICS OF A SMALL OPERATION TO SMOKING FRESH CATTLE MEAT

This delivery is a continuation to the previous one that explores solutions to minimizing infection risks in fresh meat in tropical areas - where electricity's supply is not available or is deficient.

- A SMALL OPERATION TO SMOKING FRESH CATTLE MEAT

In a previous delivery titled "Economics Briefs About a Small Scale Operation to Smoking Tilapia and Catfish" a versatile equipment had been introduced, that used several kinds of energy sources from wood to electricity. This equipment can also be used to smoke meat. Click here to review said delivery

Biltong Smoked MeatIn South Africa, they produce a delicacy called biltong, described in a veterinary dictionary as "Strips of beef, or other meat, which are cured briefly in salt, marinated in vinegar and then air-dried. The resulting dried meat is used as a snack or as a subsistence ration. Called also jerked beef."

The pre-smoking preparation recipe given in the article exposed at following link can be taken as example for the small scale operation to smoking cattle meat with the smoker described at this link or the one exposed here

However, cider-vinegar will not be easy to find in most African countries and can be replaced by lemon juice. Therefore, the pre-smoking preparation formula reads as follows per batch of fresh meat as below outlined:

1- Rock Salt 300 gr
2- Coarse Ground Black Pepper 200 gr
3- Ground onion ( 500gr) or Ground Coriander (200 gr)
4- Lemon juice (one liter)

- Operating Conditions

Remark: You may adjust above formula (quantities of ingredients) according to taste.

Prepare batches of 200 kg (per smoking operation) of cattle meat selecting good portions mainly in loin and hip parts as per North American cut exposed in beef's description exposed in the Harrap's Visual Dictionary

1- Make thick (half-inch; six to 8 inches long) portions.
2- Put the sliced portions in a large clean bowl with ingredients above described for two hours. Stir with a clean wooden tool to mix-up the ingredients with the meat.
3- Remove meat /portions from the mixing bowl and put in a close clean space to let it drip out liquid and dried up a bit for at least 6 hours.

Alternate batches of 200kg of fresh meat cut and prepared as above advised, are cold-smoked during 60 processing-minutes; 20 minutes interval to load one batch after the finished batch in a dual (wood and propane gas) powered AquaTech equipment (RS-300). Which means 6 (six) cycles per 8-hour working day to handling (200kg x 6) = 1,200 kg per day of fresh cattle meat. Considering the combined weight loss during the preparation process and the smoking process to be in average ten percent the final daily processed production would be: 1,080 kg.

The following table summarizes operating costs.

Operating Inputs & Costs in US$
Inputs Daily Monthly (24 days) Yearly Yearly costs (US$)
Fresh Meat (kg) 1,200 28,800 345,600 805,248
Pre-smoking ingredients (kg) 21,6 518,4 6,221 1,000
Gas-Propane*(kg) 11,5 276 3,312 1,596

REMARK*: Propane-gas' consumption for AquaTech's RS-300 smoking equipment is approximately 1,920 kg per hour. The daily smoking process of 1,200 kg of fresh fish (per batch of 200 kg per 60 minutes' smoking cycle) would be consuming 1,920 x 6 = 11,520 kg of propane-gas per day. 25 kg of propane gas container cost around US$ 12 to refill (in Benin).

Operators may compare fuel-wood costs to gas-propane's one to make their choice. However, using gas-propane is better as the tasting flavour and quality of produced smoked-meat would remain "constant" from one batch of processed meat to the other.

- ECONOMICS BRIEFS TO SMOKING FRESH CATTLE MEAT - SMALL SCALE OPERATION

Based on previous preliminaries, the following table summarizes the economics of the operation:

Items
US$
INVESTMENTS

Production Space Layout: cold room, preparation space, brinning tanks, smoking area, storage space for finished products - 200 sq. Plus 100 sq meter space for workers cloakroom. Shelter for propane-gas containers. Small office space. Etc

40,000

Production equipment: 24 plastic basins to prepare 50 kg of fresh meat per basin and per 24 hours preparation cycle; one AquaTech dual powered (propane gas and fuel-wood) RS-300 smoking apparatus; plus sets of knives. Etc

15,500

Other Production Equipment and Inputs: One pick-up car; 5 barrows; handling equipment, 10 small five kg content plastics basins to handling wastes (blood, and cuts/grease), plastic overalls for workers, soap bars and scrubbers. Etc.

25,500

Total investment

81,000
OPERATING COSTS

Operating Expenses: to purchasing 350 Metric tons of fresh cattle meat (Click here for fresh meat purchasing cost) ) including management 10 workers salaries and wages.

850,000
PRODUCTION COSTS

315 metric tons of smoked cattle meat (in portion weighting each 180 gram in average (taking in account a weight loss of about 10% resulting from the preparation and smoking operation) That is 1,750,000 smoked portions of cattle meat per year for 850,000 US$ production costs. That gives a production cost per portion equals to .486 US$ or 2,698 $ per kg of smoked cattle meat =

1,208
GENERATED REVENUES
Smoked Meat: 315,000 x 3,238* US$ (with 20% profit margin applied to the cost of production per kg above outlined) = 1,020,000
GROSS PROFIT
GROSS PROFIT 168,792

Twenty percent profit margin had been applied to meat's cost of production as here defined having in mind taxes and other levies that the company would have to pay.

The operation is profit oriented. There is a huge market throughout Africa for good quality smoked meat. This is a small business opportunity that would boost fresh meat production and other related business such cereals productions for animal breeding. It is a true "economic catalyst" that would yield all its profit making potential to an African entrepreneur only if it is well planned as here briefly exposed.

MORE ON MEAT PROCESSING
1- The World Market for Salted, Brined, Dried, or Smoked Meat
And Edible Offal Excluding Flours and Meals Thereof:
A 2004 Global Trade Perspective (Digital - Nov 21, 2003) - Download: PDF
2- The 2003 World Forecasts of Salted, Preserved, Dried and Smoked Meat
And Edible Offals Export Supplies (Digital - Oct 22, 2003) - Download: PDF
3- Dried Salted Meats
(FAO Animal Production & Health Paper)
by Food and Agriculture Organization (Paperback - Jul 1986)
4- The Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking of Meat, Fish and Game
(Paperback - Dec 1975)
5-
The River Cottage Meat Book
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Hardcover - May 2007)

6 - Manual on Simple Methods of Meat Preservation
FAO Animal Production and Health Paper
by Food and Agriculture Org. (Paperback - Sep 1990)
7- Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry
by Fidel Toldrá (Hardcover - Sep 1, 2007)
8- Fresh meat processing
(Food processing review)
by Endel Karmas (Unknown Binding - 1970)
9- Physical Principles of Food Preservation
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Food Science and Technology)
by Marcus Karel and Daryl B. Lund (Hardcover - Jun 20, 2003)
10- Meat Refrigeration
by S.J. James and C. James (Hardcover - May 6, 2002)

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