Nigeria to set up cold storage facility to facilitate tomato preservation

NIGERIA – The government of Nigeria has unveiled plans of establishing solar-powered cold rooms in Kano State as in its efforts of ensuring preservation of tomatoes, reports The Vanguard. Speaking during the National Tomato Stakeholders […]

ibert seeks establishing biogas plants in South Africa’s abattoirs

SOUTH AFRICA – ibert, a company which converts bio-waste into energy in South Africa, has a put forth a business proposition to South Africa’s abattoirs to set up biogas plants as a means of resolving […]

Hi Group to invest US$78m in reviving Ghana’s Kamenda Sugar Factory

GHANA – The Hi limit Group, developers of government’s one village one dam programme has signed a purchase agreement to revive the defunct Komenda Sugar Factory at an investment worth about US$78 million reports Ghana […]

South Africa farmers appeal for governments support as drought escalates

SOUTH AFRICA – Commercial farmers in South Africa have appealed for financial support from the government as researchers say dry weather and hot conditions may persist in the country, reports Business Day. AgriSA, a farmers’ […]

Rwanda reduces rice prices to protect processing factories

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Trade and Industry has reduced rice farm-gate prices down to Rwf270 (US$0.3) for short grain rice and Rwf290 (US$ O.32) for long grain rice per […]

DSM forms joint venture with China’s Nenter to produce vitamin E

ASIA – Royal DSM has announced that it has formed a joint venture with Chinese biomedicine-focused company, Nenter & Co. to meet its future needs for vitamin E. DSM said it will acquire a 75% […]

Thailand mulls tax exemptions on drinks with higher fruit and veg content

ASIA – Thailand is considering excise tax exemption for drinks with a higher fruit and vegetable content to encourage healthy dieting and consumption in the country. The Thai Excise Department has also unveiled plans to […]

AB InBev partners Benson Hill to improve barley varieties and sustainability

USA – The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has formed a strategic partnership with an agricultural biotechnology company, Benson Hill to improve barley quality and sustainability. The partnership will utilize Benson Hill Biosystems’ platform Breed, […]

Danone halts production and sale of Yili bottled mineral water in China

ASIA – The French food corporative, Danone has ended operations at its Danone-Yili Beverage Company factory located in Huizhou to cope up with the changing trading conditions in the market. The company had ended the […]

China culls over 900,000 pigs over African Swine Fever outbreak

ASIA – China has culled 916,000 pigs after the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) disease in the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The ministry revealed that the […]