Uganda’s Chemiphar secures US$1m funding to facilitate agriculture exports

UGANDA – Chemiphar (U) Ltd, an internationally accredited analytical laboratory in Uganda, has received a total of US$1 million (UGX3.750 billion) funding aimed at boosting agriculture exports in the country. The funding was facilitated by […]

USDA investigates genetically engineered wheat spotted in Washington

USA – the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that it has discovered genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in […]

Zimbabwe signs US$100m agriculture mechanisation deal to boost sector

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has entered into an agriculture mechanisation deal with Belarus and John Deere, manufacturer of agriculture equipment, valued at US$100 million. Under the agreement, the two will supply agriculture mechanisation […]

Twiga Foods partners with IFC to boost food safety in Kenya

KENYA – Twiga Foods, a Kenyan-based technology food distribution platform, has partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank’s private sector lending arm, in an initiative that seeks to boost food safety in Kenya. The […]

Flour Mills of Nigeria gets standards’ body product certification award

NIGERIA – Flour Mills of Nigeria, Nigeria’s food and agro-allied group, has been awarded the high-performance award by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) Certification. MANCAP which was introduced […]

NEPC calls for adoption of global certification by food exports to enhance market access

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Exports Promotion Council (NEPC) has called upon food exporters in the country to adopt global certifications in a bid to strengthen market access of their products at the global market. Mr […]

Cargill voluntarily recalls feed possibly contaminated with aflatoxin

USA – Cargill’s animal nutrition business is voluntarily recalling select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) action levels, according to World Grain. The affected products […]

USDA, FDA and EPA unveil new strategy to reduce food waste

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a new inter-agency strategy to address food waste. This collaborative effort […]

Livelihoods Funds strengthen investments in Africa to promote sustainability

AFRICA – Livelihood Funds, an impact investment fund created by private investors, has announced that it will be investing in new projects to support sustainability across the continent. The group said that new projects seek […]

Tanzania launches US$34.11m project to combat aflatoxin and address food safety

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new project through an investment worth US$34.11 million (TShs80 billion) that seeks to control Aflatoxin, reports Daily News. Speaking during the launch of the project dubbed as ‘Tanzania Initiative […]