RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Agricultural trader ETG secures US$128m funding to boost operations

KENYA – The Export Trading Group (ETG), a Kenya-based agricultural commodities trader, is set to receive US$128 million (Sh12.8 bn) funding from financial institutions to enable the firm finance its operations. Lead by the United […]

Nigeria and US sign 5-year deal to enhance food security

NIGERIA – Nigeria and the United States of America and have signed a declaration of partnership to launch a five-year plan to improve food security, build greater resilience, and improve household nutrition in the country. […]

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens new edible oils facility in China

CHINA – Bunge-owned edible oils business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The facility expands BLC’s capability to deliver plant-based specialty oils and fats ingredients for […]

KSU joins research consortium to tackle hunger through agriculture

USA – Kansas State University (KSU) in collaboration with other research institutions have come together to help reduce hunger and poverty through agriculture. Through its program, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on […]

Azelis opens new application lab in China to serve agri-food market

CHINA – Leading specialty ingredients and chemicals provider, Azelis has opened a new application laboratory in Shanghai, China to expand its service delivery to agri-food customers. The center which is Azeli’s fourth technical laboratory serving […]

Buhler and Givaudan partner to support food startups in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND – Leading food technology company Buhler has joined forces with Givaudan to support food startups in commercialization as well as scaling up operations. The companies will work to accelerate market access for food start-ups […]

Cargill and Ecolab support second class of agri-food tech startups

USA – Cargill and sanitation technologies company, Ecolab are supporting the 2019 class of tech start-ups as they strive to accelerate innovation in the food and agriculture value chain. The second year of Techstars Farm […]

US based Corteva Agriscience launches operations in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Corteva Agriscience, a United States based agriculture company, has officially launched its operation in Zambia as it seeks to expand into the African agriculture sector. Corteva, which supplies crop protection technologies and seeds […]

South Africa’s maize supply to last until 2020 – says Agbiz

SOUTH AFRICA – The Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) says that the country has sufficient maize supplies to last until April 2020, despite declining production in some producing areas. According to Wandile Sihlobo, […]