Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

ScaleUpFood launches in the Netherlands to support agri-food ventures

NETHERLANDS – ScaleUpNation, Foodvalley NL and Rabobank have announced the launch of a new initiative, ScaleUpFood dedicated to scaling entrepreneurial ventures in food and agriculture sector. ScaleUpFood will address challenges faced by agri-food ventures and […]

Heineken’s organic net revenue rises 5.6% amid rising input costs

NETHERLANDS – The world’s second largest brewer, Heineken NV has reported 5.6% growth in organic net revenue in the first half, with rising input costs offsetting beer sales. The company which has maintained its full […]

DSM launches young cheddar and barrel cheese culture

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch bio-science company, Royal DSM has launched a new culture range for young cheddar and barrel cheese. Called DelvoCheese CH-120, the new range is said to be resistant to phage – viruses […]

Corbion names Olivier Rigaud as new Chief Executive Officer

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has nominated Olivier Rigaud as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective August 8, 2019. His appointment which awaits approval at the company’s General Meeting to […]

Tanzania, Netherlands sign five-year deal to boost aquaculture and poultry subsectors

TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Netherlands to improve performance of Tanzania’s poultry and aquaculture subsectors. The deal will be implemented over the next five years through a public-private partnership […]

DSM and Avril join forces to develop plant-based proteins

NETHERLANDS – Global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has partnered with the French agro-industrial group, Avril to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins. The companies will collaboratively produce a new protein based on […]

Netherlands grants Ethiopia US$50 million to boost agriculture sector

ETHIOPIA – The Government of Ethiopia has secured US$50 million grant from the government of the Netherlands for its Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative. Under the funding, the governments signed a Memoranduon of Understanding (MoU) […]

GNT launches spirulina Exberry coloring for an intense blue hue

NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands-based food colors are food ingredients provider, GNT Group has expanded its popular EXBERRY® natural colors range with new blue powders derived from spirulina, providing significantly intense color. The new Exberry powders […]

Dutch agric organisation Agriterra opens office in Rwanda

RWANDA – Agriterra, a Dutch agriculture organisation, has opened an office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts of strengthening the agriculture sector. Under its operation, Agriterra seeks to ensure that ambitious […]