Sino Agro signs MoU with Nortus for an aquaculture facility in Angola

ANGOLA – Sino Agro Food, a China-based US diversified protein food company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nortus Lda, an Angolan company, for aquaculture development and the construction of an aqua farm […]

Syngenta to scale development of hybrid wheat ahead of 2020 release

USA – The world agricultural company, Syngenta has said that it remains committed to development of hybrid wheat in North America after expectations for the release of hybrid wheat in North America around 2020-21, reports […]

Buhler names Andy Sharpe new North American president and CEO

USA – Buhler Inc., global company in process engineering and technology for food, feed, and advanced industrial materials has named Andy Sharpe as the next president and chief executive officer of Buhler, Inc., effective Jan. […]

Syngenta expands Board with new directors from ChemChina

SWITZERLAND – Swiss-based global company Syngenta has announced that ChemChina has appointed two additional Directors, bringing its Board to a total of ten members. The appointments included that of Paul Fribourg, Chairman and Chief Executive […]

Bunge names Robert Coviello new executive VP and chief strategy officer

USA – Bunge Ltd has appointed Robert Coviello as the company’s new executive vice-president and chief growth and strategy officer effective Jan. 1, 2019. Coviello will report to Soren Schroder, chief executive officer (CEO) at […]

Nestle Cereals launches new Oat Cheerios breakfast cereal range in the UK

UK – Nestlé Cereals has launched new Oat Cheerios breakfast cereals, expanding its range of great tasting and nutritious cereals in the UK. Oat Cheerios are made with 100% British-grown whole grain oats and are […]

Danone Manifesto Ventures backs UK Ayem to launch Breakfast Protein Pots

UK – Danone Manifesto Venture, the New York-based venture arm of Danone is supporting a UK brand of vegetarian, low-fat almond blend, Ayem to launch a new range of Breakfast Protein to offer healthy proteinaceous […]

Nigeria’s Senate asks government to suspend new alcohol and tobacco tariffs

NIGERIA – The Senate of Nigeria has requested the federal government to halt its decision on implementation of the new excise duty on alcohol and tobacco to pave way for consultation with the industries stakeholders, […]

Tanzanian government lifts ban on maize export after a bumper harvest

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian government has lifted the ban on maize export following a bumper harvest of the crop last season which surpassed what the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) can purchase reports Daily News. […]

Starbuck’s Taste Holdings revenue falls 3% to US$34m in the half year

SOUTH AFRICA – Taste Holding, the South African operator of Starbucks has incurred an operating loss of US$6.37 million and revenue dropped 3% to US$34.33 million for the half-year to End-August, impacted by strained consumer […]