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, […]

Technoserve trains Nigerian processors on food fortification

NIGERIA – Technoserve, under its Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods Project (SAPFF) has embarked on trainin Nigerian food processors on Holistic Margin Management (HMM). Organised under the SAPFF initiative sponsored by the Bill &Melinda […]

Cargill and Heifer launch global initiative to improve nutrition through poultry

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has joined forces with US based non-profit, Heifer International to launch a global initiative improve nutrition and bolster livelihoods among smallholder farmers. Dubbed Hatching Hope Global Initiative, the […]

EU to pump US$166.74m in Ghana’s agriculture to boost food security

GHANA – The European Union, has committed US$166.74 million (£147 million) as an intervention to revolutionize the agricultural sector in Northern Ghana with an aim of improving food security in the country. The funding is […]

International agencies call for joint cooperation to boost food safety

ETHIOPIA – World leaders during the recently held First International Food Safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia called for increased international cooperation to boost food safety as an integral aspect of sustainable development. The conference was […]

AfDB, African Union launch scorecard to track nutrition progress

AFRICA – The African Union Commission, African Development Bank (AfDB) and global partners have launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and help in curbing malnutrition. The nutrition assessment kit encompasses key nutrition […]