Cargill invests US$113m in Ivory Coast and Ghana cocoa processing expansions

WEST AFRICA – Global agribusiness company, Cargill will be investing over US$113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. The company is planning to invest US$100 million to […]

Agribusiness trade modernization initiative advances with new project name, Covantis

USA – The founding members of the industry-wide initiative to modernize global trade operations; ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO International, Louis Dreyfus Company and Glencore Agriculture have announced its new project name, Covantis. The initiative has […]

Singapore agrifood supply chain startup DiMuto secures funding from SGInnovate

SINGAPORE – DiMuto, a Singapore-based supply chain platform has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from government-owned venture firm, SGInnovate to help drive its expansion into new overseas markets. Founded by Gary Loh, DiMuto creates […]

Olam sells permanent water rights in Australia to PSP Investments for US$332m

AUSTRALIA – Olam Orchards Australia (OOA) has entered into an agreement with Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) to sell 89,085 megalitres of its permanent water rights in Australia for A$490 million (US$332.5m). In […]

Nigeria secures key fertilizer production ingredient from Russia to boost local production

NIGERIA – The Federal Government on Monday entered into an agreement with a Russian firm, Uralchem, on fertiliser production in Nigeria. The signing which was done under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) will see Russia […]

Royal De Heus to acquire ADM’s Spanish compound feed plant

SPAIN – Dutch animal nutrition company, Royal De Heus has signed an agreement to acquire Evialis Galicia, a Spanish compound feed plant owned by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). With a volume of more than […]

China’s food processing giant COFCO offers to acquire Agri-Industries Holdings for US$1.1bn

CHINA – State-owned food processing holding company, COFCO has unveiled plans of privatizing its Hong Kong listed unit, China Agri-Industries Holdings as it looks to pursue a flexible development strategy. COFCO has tabled a HK$8.9 […]

Coca-Cola, Dangote eyeing stake in Ethiopian Sugar industry

ETHIOPIA – In the wake of privatizing Ethiopia’s state-owned sugar plants and properties, heavyweight industry players are joining the race with Coca-Cola Company under its subsidiary in Ethiopia and Nigeria-based Dangote Group expressing their interest. […]

Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank supports agricultural initiative with US$4.9m investment

TANZANIA – State-owned Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to increase funding for irrigation schemes by dishing out loans amounting to 11.48bn/- (US$4.9m) for various projects countrywide. The regions that have so […]

SpaceBakery project secures US$6.93m in funding to support research

BELGUIM – The SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations has secured a total of €6.3m (US$6.93m) in funding to support the project’s research on finding sustainable food production technologies. Led Puratos, […]