Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to begin implementing cocoa floor price in 2020/2021

WEST AFRICA – Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have scheduled the 2020/2021 season as takeoff for implementation of the agreed minimum price for cocoa produced in the two countries. As per the provisions of the agreement, […]

Tanzania Breweries commits to improving local barley productivity

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev, has pledged to support barley farmers while encouraging them to adopt modern technology and practices that will increase efficiency and productivity. Speaking during the […]

Zimbabwe wheat stock improve as imports moderate shortage

ZIMBABWE – The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) says the country’s flour stocks have improved with supply to the bakeries from the millers now set at 500 tonnes per day. According to GMAZ chairman, […]

Ghana partners with China in construction of a US$100m chocolate factory

GHANA – The Government of Ghana has announced a joint partnership deal with China for the construction of a US$100 million chocolate factory at Sefwi-Wiaso, North Western region. The facility will have an annual capacity […]

Tanzania forecast 77% increase in milk production to 3.8bn litres by 2022

TANZANIA – Tanzania has projected an increase in annual milk production by 77% from the current production of 2.4 billion litres to 3.8 billion litres within a five year period. Deogratius Mlay, an official from […]

Arla UK 360 farmers to use 3D imagery to monitor animal welfare

UK – Arla UK 360 farmers, part of Arla Foods’ farming standards programme will trial 3D imagery systems to monitor the cow wellbeing by using data recording and artificial intelligence. The technology will enable farmers […]

Lactalis Group acquires Ehrmann AG’s US yoghurt business

USA – French dairy corporation, Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of German-based dairy company, Ehrmann AG. The transaction whose terms were not disclosed was completed on July 5, 2019 […]

Tyson Foods adds two new flavors to Grabits chicken range

UK – Tyson Foods has unveiled two new flavor variants of its Grabits Chicken range in the UK to offer customers with flavorful products that are as well high in protein. The limited edition flavors: […]

TreeHouse Foods sells snacks business to Atlas Holdings for US$90m

USA – Packaged Foods company, TreeHouse Foods has sold its snacks business to private investment and equity firm Atlas Holdings LLC for US$90 million. The company said the transaction which is subject to post-closing adjustments […]

Court rules in favor of DuPont in Danisco patent ownership case

DENMARK – The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court has confirmed DuPont’s ownership of two amylase patent applications in Novozyme’s entitlement litigation. The Danish Court ruled in favor of Danisco’s ownership of the innovation behind two […]