ILRI calls for food safety improvement in low and middle-income countries

KENYA – The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a Kenya based international agricultural research institute has called for the need of increased public investment and other policy attention on food safety in developing countries. Even […]

PZ Wilmar unveils new variants of Mamador and Devon King’s seasoning brands

NIGERIA – PZ Wilmar, a joint venture between PZ Cussons and Wilmar International has unveiled new variants of its seasoning products under existing brands, Mamador and Devon King’s. According to ThisDay, the products were introduced […]

Government embarks on grand scheme to increase coffee production

RWANDA – The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), a commercial institution of the government of Rwanda has pledged to support coffee growers with the necessary essentials in a bid to increase coffee production. The reinforcement […]

Salt producers form association to address iodine deficiency

ETHIOPIA – Iodized-salt producing companies in Ethiopia have established a new association in bid to help combat iodine deficiency in the country. According to AddisFortune, the association was formed by the Ethiopian Food, Beverage, & […]

PepsiCo to acquire UK chips company Pipers Crisps

UK – Beverage and snacks major PepsiCo has announced that it will acquire the UK maker of natural potato chips, Pipers Crisps for an undisclosed amount. The deal which awaits regulatory approval by the Competition […]

Saputo to build a new US$240m dairy processing plant in Canada

CANADA – Saputo, Montreal-based Canadian dairy company is set to build a new dairy processing facility worth US$240 million in Port-Coquitlam, Canada. With the new state-of-the-art facility, the company aims to strengthen its footprint and […]

Chr. Hansen unveils innovation fund for next generation microbial solutions for agriculture

DENMARK – The global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has launched innovation fund to develop microbial and natural solutions for sustainable agricultural production. According to Chr. Hansen, the kitty granted by the Danish Innovation Fund aims […]

Ardent Mills partners Arcadia Bioscience to develop innovative wheat varieties

USA – Ardent Mills LLC, North America’s leading flour-milling and ingredient company and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. have announced a new collaboration to develop and commercialize innovative wheat varieties. According to the companies, the first project […]