FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

FAO, United Arab Emirates invest US$4m to support women in agriculture in Liberia

LIBERIA – The United Arab Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO to invest US$4 million in Liberia to help the rural women develop sustainable agribusiness models. The funding will support poultry and vegetable […]

SunOpta appoints Scott Huckins as new chief financial officer

CANADA – The global organic and specialty food company, SunOpta specialty foods, has announced the appointment of Scott E. Huckins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 3, 2019. Mr. Huckins will succeed Robert McKeracher, […]

Japanese firm to invest US$40m in pineapple processing plant in Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE – ITOCHU Corporation, a Japanese general trading company, will be investing US$40 million in establishing a pineapple farm and processing plant in Sierra Leone. According to a Sierra Leone News report, the pineapple […]

Rwandan government to privatize three agribusiness firms

RWANDA – Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the government’s investment institution has put three government owned companies up for sale calling for expression of interest by private players. The government said that it will be selling […]

EU injects US$4.1m into Kenya’s agriculture sector to boost exports

KENYA –  Kenya and the European Union (EU) have signed a deal for the implementation a US$4.1 million agricultural project that seeks to boost horticulture exports. The funding will be used for the implementation of […]

Rwanda unveils plans of testing genetically modifies potato variety

RWANDA – Rwanda has unveiled plans of testing a newly developed Genetically Modified (GM) potato variety that is expected to significantly increase yields, reports New Times Rwanda. Developed by the International Potato Centre (CIP), the […]

Cargill invests additional US$75m in Puris to expand production capacity

USA – Global agribusiness company, Cargill has invested an additional US$75 million in North America’s leading producer of pea protein Puris. Cargill formed a joint venture with Puris in January 2018 with an initial investment […]

Stonewall Kitchen acquires organic apple sauce maker Vermont Village

USA – Stonewall Kitchen, a speciality food producer has announced an agreement to acquire the organic apple sauce and raw apple cider vinegars producer, Vermont Village brand from parent company Village Cannery of Vermont. Miane-headquartered Stonewall Kitchen produces […]

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 […]