Nestle signs quality MoU with Standards Association of Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE - The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nestle Zimbabwe for scientific and technical cooperation. SAZ director-general Eve Gadzikwa said they have entered into partnership with Nestle, which is the number one organisation in terms of food quality. “The relationships that we have with our various…

FAO targets innovation, digitalization in a partnership to help farmers in developing countries

ITALY - FAO, a United Nation’s agency with exemplary efforts to fight hunger, has entered into a partnership with Spain’s Telefonica to unveil Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management. The partnership involved an agreement signed between FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and…

DNV GL partners with block chain company to improve product transparency

NORWAY – DNV GL and VeChain have agreed on a partnership to use block-chain to improve the transparency of product and supplier information, significantly increasing the efficiency of supply chains. According to DNV GL, this is one of the next series of steps in the company's Digital Assurance Concept, which uses block-chain technology as a…

Heineken launches partnership towards ending epidemics in Africa

AFRICA – The Global Fund, in conjunction with brewing giant Heineken have launched a new public-private partnership, joining forces to further advance the goal of ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in Africa. According to Heineken, it will lend its expertise in the areas of logistics and communications to support the Global Fund in better…

Unilever reports increased growth of partnerships between start-ups and big firms

UK – Dutch-British food major Unilever has reported that collaborations between start-ups and large companies in the food and beverage industry will continue to grow, as they seek greater proximity for innovation to meet changing consumer needs. The report, The State of Innovation and produced by the Unilever Foundry, predicts the corporates and start-ups will…