Twiga Foods partners with IFC to boost food safety in Kenya

KENYA – Twiga Foods, a Kenyan-based technology food distribution platform, has partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank’s private sector lending arm, in an initiative that seeks to boost food safety in Kenya. The […]

Foundation unveils five year plan to revive Nigeria’s cocoa sector

NIGERIA – Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has unveiled a five-year plan to revitalise Nigeria’s cocoa sector aimed at increasing productivity. The Executive Director, Dr. Dara Akala, said that the initiative […]

IBM launches tech platform to boost agriculture productivity in Kenya

KENYA – International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, an American multinational information technology company has launched a technology platform in Kenya that seeks to help farmers increase productivity. The Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture will provide […]

FrieslandCampina WAMCO reiterates commitment transforming Nigeria’s dairy sector

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria’s leading dairy producer, has reiterated its commitment in transforming the dairy industry to enhance growth in the sector. Mr Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, in a statement issued by […]

Zimbabwe’s Agriculture Marketing Authority records 26% growth in revenue

ZIMBABWE – The Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA) recorded 26 percent growth in revenues to US$2.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 supported by increased agricultural production during the period under review. According to […]

Global grain production forecast to fall as wheat output slumps

WORLD – World total grains production in 2018/19 is expected to be slightly lower than last year’s, at 2.138 billion tonnes, partly attributed to a 29-million-tonne decline in wheat output, according to International Grains Council […]

Associated British Foods and Wilmar forms China joint venture

CHINA – Associated British Foods plc has entered into a binding agreement with Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited to form a joint venture in China. The 50:50 JV […]

Coca-Cola Amatil sells SPC fruit and vegetable business for US$27.9m

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil has agreed to sell its SPC fruit and vegetable business to Shepparton Partners Collective and its group of companies in a deal worth AUD 40 million (US$27.9 million). The sale of […]

Godiva partners General Mills to develop new range of baking mixes

USA – Godiva Chocolatier, the Belgium based manufacturer of chocolates has partnered wit General Mills to launch premium baking mixes in the United States. The launch expands Godiva’s capabilities in baking, enabling creation of specialty […]