Nestlé teams up with University of Ghana on scientific research

GHANA – Nestlé Ghana and the University of Ghana have signed a two-year renewable agreement aimed at enhancing scientific research and student practical study in relation to the food and nutrition value chain. The partnership […]

Plant-based foods associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, study shows

USA – Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a general population, according to new study by Journal of the […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]

First US plant-based education centre opens amid growing demand for meat-free diets

USA – The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education centre, the Centre for Plant-Based Living (CPBL) is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The centre, which comes at a time when demand for information […]

Agritech firm Cambridge Crops raises US$4m in funding to combat food waste

USA – Cambridge Crops, a US based agricultural tech firm has raised US$4 million in seed funding for its pioneering silk-powered technology, designed to combat food waste throughout the supply chain. The funding round was […]

Liberia partners FAO to strengthen fisheries research and capacity building

LIBERIA – The Government of Liberia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to strengthen research in the fisheries sector. The partnership will focus on fisheries […]

Kenyan edible oil manufacturer Pwani Oil partners local varsity in research, training

KENYA – Pwani Oil, a Kenya based edible oils manufacturer has partnered with Technical Universities of Mombasa (TUM) to undertake joint research, training and mentorship programmes. Pwani Oil and TUM have signed a Memorandum of […]

Ghana teams up with Israel on scientific research of cocoa swollen shoot disease

GHANA – Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and the Volcani Centre of Israel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a scientific research collaboration that seeks to eliminate the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD). […]

Makerere University initiates Phase II of food tech and business incubation centre

UGANDA – Makerere University has initiated construction of Phase II of the Food Technology and Business Incubation Centre (FTBIC) valued at a total investment of US$4.06 million (UGX20bn). The facility will be set up in […]

Mozambique embarks on study to explore the potential of genetically modified maize

MOZAMBIQUE – The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) has carried out a study on the genetically modified (GM) maize as it seeks to explore the potential of the biotechnology in enhancing food security. According […]