South Africa’s Kaap Agri revenue rises 8% as wheat business pays

  SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s agricultural retailing and service company, Kaap Agri has recorded an 8% increase in revenues to US$477 million arising from a remarkable increase in its important wheat business, reports Business […]

Tanzania to construct international shipping port to promote fishing

TANZANIA – Tanzania is set to construct an international shipping port to promote Sustainable Blue Economy and improve the fishing sector as well, reports the Guardian. Speaking during the sustainable blue economy conference in Nairobi, […]

Uganda approves safe development of genetically engineered foods

UGANDA – Uganda’s parliament has passed the Genetically Engineering Regulatory Bill, 2018 which aims at providing a regulatory framework for the safe development and application of biotechnology and release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), reports […]

Uganda considers rice import ban to improve domestic production

UGANDA – Uganda’s government is considering to stop importation of unprocessed rice by processors so as to improve the domestic supply, reports the Monitor. The consideration has been informed by a survey revealing that the […]

Kraft Heinz acquires US condiments firm Primal Nutrition for US$200m

USA – Kraft Heinz has announced that it has agreed to acquire the US based condiments, sauces and dressings firm, Primal Nutrition, LLC for approximately US$200 million. Primal Kitchen will join Kraft Heinz under Springboard, […]

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to invest US$1.4b in Pakistan

ASIA – The world’s beverage giants are planning to invest in Pakistan with PepsiCo lining up US$1.2 billion in the next five years while Coca-Cola will further invest US$200 million in the coming two to […]

Cargill to invest US$70m in Thailand’s seafood and poultry in 2 years

ASIA – The American grain and agricultural trading corporation, Cargill has announced that it is committed to invest more than US$70 million in poultry and seafood in Thailand over the next two years. The investment […]

Chr. Hansen expands natural colors range with new Red FruitMax

DENMARK –  Global Bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has developed a new red natural colour ingredient, FruitMax to provide manufacturers with vibrant natural colour solutions. The new product aims to solve technical challenges experienced by food […]