Cargill opens its largest livestock feed mill in Vietnam worth US$28m

ASIA – The grain trading and agricultural merchandising company, Cargill has opened a new US$28 million feed mill in Binh Duong, Vietnam, its 12th animal nutrition facility in the country. According to Cargill, the facility […]

South Africa to impose 35.3% safeguard duty on EU bone-in chicken

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Revenue Service has published notifications that seek to impose a 35.3% safeguard duty on EU bone-in chicken imports with immediate effect, something that is likely to affect the competitiveness of […]

GAIN and HarvestPlus form partnership to expand access of bio-fortified crops to 1b people

USA – The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and HarvestPlus have formed a new partnership to enhance accessibility of bio-fortified crops to one billion consumers. The new agreement involves US$35 million program that will […]

Algeria’s MY2018/19 grain production up by 74% to reach 6.05 MMT

ALGERIA – Algeria’s (Marketing Year) MY2018/19 cereals production reached 6.05 million metric tonnes, a 74.4% increase compared to last year’s 3.47MMT, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), quoted in USDA’s September GAIN […]

Cargill develops first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety

USA – The American agro-corporation has developed industry’s robotic cattle drivers, first in the industry to promote animal welfare and improve employee safety. According to the company, the robots substitute human activity as they are […]

BigBasket completes acquisition of RainCan, Morning Cart and Kwik24

INDIA – Online grocery store BigBasket has completed the acquisition of three startups, taking 100% stake in two milk ventures RainCan and Morning Cart and a controlling stake in Kwik24, according to an ET Retail […]

Döhler Group acquires majority stake in ingredients company Nutrafood

USA – Döhler Group, global producer, marketer and provider of technology-based natural ingredients, has acquired a majority stake in Nutrafood S.r.l., an ingredients company. According to the company, the transaction further complements Döhler’s range in […]

Danone reaffirms objective to superior sustainable profitable growth

FRANCE – Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has reaffirmed its objectives to drive sustainable growth and create a sustainable shareholder value, following the company’s 2020 and 2030 strategic goals. According to the company, it […]

Arla agrees partnership with Bangladesh dairy co-op MilkVista

INDIA – Arla, an international cooperative, has confirmed its commitment to supporting the development of Bangladesh dairy industry and the collaboration between Arla and MilkVita is a concrete next step. According to the company, it […]