Tanzania’s US$13m Chamwino wine plant to be completed by 2020

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s Chamwino District Council is set to complete a US$13.11 million (Tsh30 billion) wine plant by 2020 to provide grape farmers in Dodoma region with a ready market for their commodity, reports theCitizen. […]

IFF successfully completes Frutarom acquisition to become a global leader in fragrances

USA – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., an American corporation producing flavors and fragrances, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Frutarom, and is now a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. According […]

Lagos State government and FBRA to partner on eradication of PET bottles wastes

NIGERIA – The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages […]

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke ‘Mama’

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria has unveiled a new affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke, Mama that celebrates family integration by ‘encouraging intimate family moments and making every moment worth sharing’. According to BeverageIndustryNews, Mama is […]

Olam receives AGROW Award as champion of inclusive agribusiness in ASEAN

SINGAPORE – The agribusiness giant, Olam international has received the AGROW Award, recognized for inclusive agribusiness in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) agricultural sector. Olam was honored with the Golden AGROW Award (Singapore) […]

South Africa’s sorghum output to drop 9% to 100,000T in 2018/19

SOUTH AFRICA – Sorghum production in South Africa is on the decline and according to Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this will drop by 9% in 2018-19 to 100,000 […]

Zimbabwe’s Seed Co lists on Botswana Stock Exchange to help raise US$19m funding

BOTSWANA – Zimbabwe’s largest seed maker Seed Co Limited has partially reduced its operations by the primary listing of Seed Co International on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE). The seed company will also get a […]

Kraft Heinz invests US$100m to Evolv Ventures for emerging tech companies

USA – . Kraft Heinz has committed up to US$100 million to Evolv Ventures, a venture fund that will invest in emerging tech companies transforming the food industry. According to the company, the venture fund […]