Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire suspend cocoa beans sales, propose higher maiden floor price

GHANA – Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have suspended the sale of cocoa beans to the open market under the 2020/2021 crop season until further notice. The suspension was announced in Accra, Ghana by the two […]

Nestlé partners with AGRA to support young agriculture entrepreneurs in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have launched a new joint initiative aimed at catalysing development of agri-food businesses in West Africa […]

Russian Fishing Company eyes West African market in expansion plan

WEST AFRICA – The Russian Fishing Company (RFC) has unveiled plans of expanding into the West African markets under its aggressive expansion plan. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the RFC, Mr. Fedo Kisanov, the […]

Nestlé launches research & development innovation challenge in Africa

AFRICA – Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, […]

Barry Callebaut achieves traceability of a third of its global cocoa volume

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cocoa and chocolate company, Barry Callebaut has said that it has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume, bringing it closer to achieving its ambitious cocoa sustainability goals. […]

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new unit in Côte d’Ivoire to grow cocoa processing capabilities

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Barry Callebaut, a leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art processing unit in its plant at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Callebaut said that the new grinding unit […]

DSM underscores need for fortification in malnutrition at Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding

COTE D’IVOIRE – DSM Human Health and Nutrition has emphasized on the need for fortification as a solution to help overcome the challenge of malnutrition especially among children. Speaking in a panel at the Fourth […]

Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire cocoa regulators halt cocoa ISO certification

GHANA – Cocoa regulators in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and the Le Counsel du Café Cacao respectively, have objected to the subscription to International Standard Organization (ISO) 34101 certification. According […]

AfricaRice launches US$2m project to boost food security in West Africa

COTE D’IVOIRE – AfricaRice, a Pan-African rice association has launched a US$2 million project aimed at boosting food, nutrition security through productive and sustainable use of inland valleys for rice-based systems in Ghana and Cote […]