Bühler revolutionizes industrial milling with new innovative milling system Mill E3

SWITZERLAND – The global milling equipment supplier, Bühler has introduced a new innovative milling system, Mill E3, that brings sustainable solutions to the milling industry. With the Mill E3, Bühler revolutionizes the milling industry and […]

Barry Callebaut expands in Indonesia with second chocolate plant

INDONESIA – Switzerland-based chocholate and cocoa products producer, Barry Callebaut has inaugurated its second chocolate manufacturing plant in Rancaekek, Indonesia. The new factory follows Barry Callebaut’s “plant in plant” concept, where the Group integrates new […]

Oregon Potato Company to acquire assets of NORPAC Foods

USA – Oregon Potato Company (OPC) has secured an agreement to acquire assets of NORPAC Foods, a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative in Oregon, US. NORPAC is Oregon’s largest fruit and vegetable processor and has […]

Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation […]

World Bank and Ghana join forces to combat carbon emissions in cocoa producing regions

GHANA – The World Bank and Ghana have agreed to work together in a five-year programme that seeks to reduce carbon emission and promote climate-smart cocoa production. The five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) under […]

Zambian farmers oppose reintroduction of maize price control

ZAMBIA – The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), Zambia’s biggest farmer-lobby group is opposing efforts by the government to reintroduce price controls on maize. The sentiment comes on the heels of escalating maize prices in […]

Rwanda plans US$27.43m integrated fruit market to reduce post-harvest losses

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has unveiled plans of setting up an integrated fruit market aimed at reducing post-harvest losses, at an estimated investment of between US$22 million and US$27.43 million (Rwf20 and Rwf25 […]

Private equity firm Norfund invests in Nigerian fast food chain operator Sundry Foods

NIGERIA – The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has invested in Sundry Foods, a Nigerian integrated food services company, to enable the firm step up its interests in the food service sector. Port […]