AfDB explores potential partnerships with Chinese investors on agro-processing

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) in Nigeria met a private sector consortium from China to help attract investment through partnerships in the development of special agro-Industrial processing zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria and across […]

Zimbabwe teams up with FAO on bio-fortification initiative to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Ministry of Agriculture in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will host a bio-fortification awareness forum aimed at promoting nutrition sensitive agriculture. Running under the theme […]

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. […]

Tiger Brands unveils initiative to ease food insecurity in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands, a South Africa based packaged food processor, has partnered with NPO Rise Against Hunger in an initiative that seeks to ease food insecurity in South Africa. The company through its […]

Small fish species can enhance food security in Africa – study by FAO shows

AFRICA – A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) poses that small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and under recognised opportunity to boost food and nutrition security. The study which […]

Zambia receives US$76m WFP funding to boost food security

ZAMBIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has approved a five-year US$76 million Country Strategic Plan to significantly boost food security in Zambia. The 2019-2024 Country Strategic Plan, endorsed last week at the Board’s annual […]

Viterra teams up with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to end hunger

CANADA – Canadian grain handling business, Viterra Inc has partnered with Foodgrains Bank, a member of the Humanitarian Coalition to end global hunger. The two are teaming up for the third year in a row […]

Nestlé publishes data to drive transparency in food waste challenge

UK – Global food and drinks giant, Nestle has released data about its food waste to the public in a strategy to enhance transparency as it strives to reduce food loss and waste across the […]

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone among founding members of China Food Tech Hub

CHINA – China-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm Bits x Bites has launched the China Food Tech Hub, with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills and Danone being among the ten founding members. Other members include […]

Kenyan millers oppose government’s maize flour blending policy

KENYA – Grain millers in Kenya have opposed the government’s proposal to blend maize flour with other local grains in an effort to ease overreliance of maize, reports the Daily Nation. According to Munir Thabit, […]