GEA secures deal with NADEC to build new olive oil mill in Saudi Arabia

ASIA – GEA Group, leading supplier of technology for the food processing industry has secured a contract deal with the National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to build and supply the industrial equipment for a large olive oil mill in Saudi Arabia. GEA said the contract, valued at more than US$3.41 million (3 million euros) follows…

Nigeria’s annual palm oil imports down to US$500m, unveils self-sufficiency plans

NIGERIA – Nigeria's palm oil imports have declined about 302,000 metric tonnes worth US$500 million as the country embarks on efforts to become self-sufficient in palm oil through increasing local production. This according to Mr Godwin Emefiele of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who was speaking during a meeting with stakeholders in the Palm Oil…

Zimbabwean association calls for increased soybean production to curb imports

ZIMBABWE – The Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ), an oil producer’s lobby group, has called for increase output of soybean as an intervention to cut reliance on imports. A report by NewsDay reveals that Zimbabwe’s soyabean local demand stands at 400 000 metric tonnes annually against its current production capacity of around 60 000…

Cargill unveils e-commerce platform to enhance edible oil buying experiences

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has launched a new digital platform called myCargill.com to streamline and enhance customer buying experiences in edible oils. The e-commerce platform will also provide access to key information such as food safety data and technical product specifications. Customers will be able to manage orders in a fast and…

Kemin unveils Powerpacked Molecule technology that protects food from oxidation

SINGAPORE – Kemin Industries, global ingredients supplier to the food and beverage industry has unveiled a new technology called Powerpacked Molecule™ that enhances chemical blending process and protects food from oxidation. Developed by Kemin Food Technologies, the innovation offers customers new and improved naturally derived antioxidants thus, advancing both food safety and customer satisfaction. Just…

Cargill and Krones join forces to unveil new edible oils line in North America

USA – Grain and consumer foods supplier, Cargill and Krones, global equipment and packaging provider have joined forces to launch a new edible oil line in Sidney, Ohio, United States. The new line said to be ‘the most efficient’ in North America expands Cargill’s capabilities in edible oil manufacturing while presenting an opportunity to grow…

Cargill launches range of premium filling fats for ‘healthier snacking’ in Europe

EUROPE – Cargill has launched a new range of premium filling fats in Europe to address the growing need for tasty and yet healthier and cleaner products for health-conscious consumers. Called CremoFLEX, the new filling fats are suitable in applications such as filled biscuits and sandwich cookies, wafers, filled chocolates tablets and pralines. According to…

Kenya inks deal with Slovakia to boost macadamia production

KENYA – Kenyan farmers in the eastern region are set to benefit from a deal signed between Meru County and Slovakia that will fund a macadamia nursery expected to produce 200,000 seedlings annually. Kiraitu Murungi, the governor Meru country said that the initiative is set to boost production in the macadamia sector – which has…

Ethiopian farmers invest US$2.46m in new edible oil processing plant

ETHIOPIA – The Tsehay Farmers’ Cooperative Union, an Ethiopian farmers’ based union, has invested US$2.46 million (70 million birr) in setting up a new edible oil processing plant in Amhara Regional State. The processing plant has a daily production capacity of refining 10,000lt of oil from sesame seeds, niger seed, sunflower and peanuts, reports Addis…

Tanzanian government calls on investors in edible oils as demand increases

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government is seeking for investors in the edible oil sector to process and supply the product to the local market in a bid to meet the increasing demand, reports The East African. The government through the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) said that the call is aimed at enabling the country meet…