Government of Zimbabwe, Tongaat Hulett to launch US$40m sugar cane project

ZIMBABWE – The Kilimanjaro sugar cane project in South-East Zimbabwe worth US$40m is ready to be commissioned by the Government of Zimbabwe in partnership with Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe, an agribusiness company. The project will open […]

Coca-Cola Foundation to launch US$1.27m water stewardship initiative in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Coca-Cola foundation is set to launch a US$1.27 million (R18M) water stewardship initiative, Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), in Johannesburg, South Africa. The initiative is part of the US$35 million funding that […]

Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food […]

Olam partners IITA to help Ugandan coffee farmers build climate resilience

UGANDA – Olam International, a multinational agribusiness company has joined forces with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve Ugandan coffee farmers’ resilience to climate change. Olam, as a major coffee exporter in […]

Morocco’s Coca-Cola bottler secures US$2.4m deal to manage industrial waste

MORROCCO – Suez SA, a French based waste and water management firm, has entered into a US$2.49 million waste management agreement with North Africa Bottling Company (NABC), the bottler of the Coca-Cola brand in Morocco. […]

Nestlé Nigeria commits to enhancing safe water accessibility

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment in providing access to clean safe drinking water as part of its overall goal of improving livelihoods in the communities it operates in. The food and beverage […]

Firmenich opens its largest flavors plant in China to meet customer demand

CHINA – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Firmenich has inaugurated what it says to be its largest flavor manufacturing plant in the world in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone in China. The company said […]

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program […]

Kellogg’s Morningstar Farms commits to 100% plant-based portfolio by 2021

USA – Morningstar Farms, Kellogg’s division that produces vegetarian food has announced that it strives to convert its entire portfolio to be 100% plant-based by 2021. This further reinforces the firm’s commitment to increasing its […]

France’s Ÿnsect raises US$125m to enhance global leadership in alternative protein

FRANCE – Ÿnsect, the French insect-breeding and premium ingredients company has raised US$125 million (€110m) in Series C round to cement its leadership in the global alternative protein space. The round was led by impact […]