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BURUNDI Milling Assessment

The grain production industry in Burundi is on a very small scale with food production generally focused on pulses, roots and tubers (potatoes), fruit and vegetables. However there are reasonable quantities of rice and maize grown which is milled at small facilities in the district towns.

Apart from MINOLACS, the milling facilities available in the country are mostly small operations milling for household consumption.

Milling Company MINOLACS

Company Name & Address

Contact Names and summary

MINOLACS

BP1 Muramvya, Burundi.

Manager: Ferdinand Ndabisembereze

Summary of Role and Services:

MINOLACS is a private milling company established in 1980 which mills corn (wheat) into flour in Muramvya Province.

The flour production is for local consumption geared towards the bakeries in the country.

In order to get a steady supply of corn, the company is importing seeds to be planted by household farmers.

The company will then at harvest time buy the grains from the farmers for flour production.

The recipients will reimburse the equivalent of the seeds received to allow assistance to other households.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

n/a

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

n/a

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

n/a

KVA - n/a

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg.

Year of Installation

Condition

Germany

n/a

1980

Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

Weekly for a couple of hours.

Type of maintenance

n/a

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

1

Yes

n/a

Moisture Tester

Yes

1

Yes

n/a

De-stoning Plant

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Metal Extractor

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Staffing

n/an/a

Number of full time skilled workers

22

n/an/a

Number of full time labourers

158

n/an/a

Building

Building – Wheat Mill

402 m2

n/a

n/a

Walls

Brick

Roof

C.I Sheets

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

  Yes, Cut

n/a

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

n/a

n/a

Pest Control

Fumigation

Done 

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Spraying 

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Rodenticides 

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Rodent Trapping

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Security 
Security (Good/Poor)Good
Compound (Fenced/Not Fenced)Fenced

Access

Distance from main town (km)

  48 km from Bujumbura

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

Approx. 45 min.

Road condition to Mill

n/a

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

n/a

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

 

n/a

On the railway from

n/a

  •  Other Comments - n/a

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (Mt)

Monthly Activity (Mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

68

n/a

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (Mt)

Within the Compound

2,500 tons

Outside the Compound

2,500 tons

The storage space for raw grain is for a quantity of 3,000 tons and 2,000 tons for milled. The flour is packed in 50kg and 25kg bags with appropriate markings.

Capacity to Blend

Loading & Discharge Rates

 Loading and off-loading is done manually at a price of 50BIF per 50kg bag.

 Transport Capacity at Mill

 

There is a trucking capacity available between the factory and Bujumbura twice a day. Most of the Clients come with their own transport at the time of purchase at the factory. An estimated cost for a 50kg bag of flour is 56,000BIF

Milling Company JUMA HASSAN

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Juma Hassan Mill

Avenue du Phare, Bujumbura

Name: Juma Hassan

Title: Manager

Email:

Web:

Summary of Role and Services:

The mill is located in the city of Bujumbura in the industrial area. The mill is very basic with two milling machines.

At the time of the visit, there was no activity.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

40m2

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Fair

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

none

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

40KW

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

n/a

KVA - n/a

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg.

Year of Installation

Condition

China

n/a

2005

Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

Weekly

Type of maintenance

n/a

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

4

Number of full time labourers

15

 Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m), Height

Building – Wheat Mill

40 m2

W: 20m, H: 5m

Walls

Brick

Roof

Metal

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

Yes

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

n/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

n/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

Yes

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

  Yes, Cut

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

n/a

Pest Control

Fumigation

Done 

Frequency

N/A  

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Spraying 

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Rodenticides 

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Rodent Trapping

Done

Frequency

N/A 

Contracted

(Yes / No)

N/A 

Security 
Security (Good/Poor)Good
Compound (Fenced/Not Fenced)Fenced

Access

Distance from main town (km)

  2 km to the city centre

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Fair

Road limitation (if any) Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

n/a

Rail connections: (Yes / No)

 n/a

On the railway from

n/a

  •  Other Comments - n/a

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (Mt)

Monthly Activity (Mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

68

n/a

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (Mt)

Flour – Covered (Mt)

Within the Compound

1000 tons

n/a

Outside the Compound

n/a

n/a

Capacity to Blend

n/an/a

Loading & Discharge Rates

  •  Loading and off-loading is done manually at a price of 75BIF per 50kg bag

Transport Capacity at Mill

  •  The mill has two trucks of 25 and 15T each.

Transport Capacity at Mill

There is a trucking capacity available between the factory and Bujumbura twice a day. Most of the Clients come with their own transport at the time of purchase at the factory. An estimated cost for a 50kg bag of flour is 56,000BIF

Milling Company AZAM Burundi

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Bakhresa Grain Milling Burundi

BP1648 Bujumbura, Burundi.

Name: Massoundi Ben Ali

Title:Administration and Human Ressource  Manager

Email: mohamedbenali@yahoo.com

Web:

Summary of Role and Services:

AZAM Burundi is a private milling company recently established in Burundi which mills corn (wheat) into flour located in Bujumbura town.

The flour production is for local consumption geared towards the bakeries in the country.

The company produces products of top patent flour : Super fine Baker’s Flour, Home baking Flour.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

YES

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

n/a

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

YES

n/a

KVA - n/a

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg.

Year of Installation

Condition

n/a

n/a

n/a

Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

Weekly for a couple of hours.

Type of maintenance

n/a

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Fortification Feeder

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

1

Yes

Moisture Tester

Yes

1

Yes

De-stoning Plant

n/a

n/a

n/a

Metal Extractor

n/a

n/a

n/a

Staffing

n/a

Number of full time skilled workers

n/a

n/a

Number of full time labourers

n/a

n/a

 Building

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

402 m2

n/a

n/a

Walls

Allu sheets/bricks

Roof

C.I Sheets

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

  Yes, Cut

n/a

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

n/a

n/a

Security 
Security (Good/Poor)Good
Compound (Fenced/Not Fenced)Fence

Access

Distance from main town (km)

  11 km from Bujumbura town

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

Approx. 25 min.

Road condition to Mill

n/a

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

n/a

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

 

n/a

On the railway from

n/a

  •  Other Comments - n/a

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (Mt)

Monthly Activity (Mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

n/a

n/a

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat – Covered (Mt)

Flour – Covered (Mt)

Within the Compound

n/a

n/a

Outside the Compound

n/a

n/a

The storage space for raw grain is for a quantity of 3,000 tons and 2,000 tons for milled. The flour is packed in 50kg and 25kg bags with appropriate markings.

Capacity to Blend

  •  n/a

Loading & Discharge Rates

 Loading and off-loading is done manually at a price of 100BIF per 50kg bag.

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4.5 Burundi Storage and Milling Company Contact List