Ghana to set up soya bean factory under 1D1F

GHANA – The government of Ghana through the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has unveiled plans to open a soya bean processing factory under its One-District One-Factory initiative, reports Ghana News Agency. According […]

Rwanda set to triple fish production by 2024 as production increases

RWANDA – The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has said that the annual fish production is set to hit 112,000 tonnes by 2024 following the country’s fourth strategic plan for agriculture transformation which runs from 2018/2019 […]

Zambia’s Green Crop to invest US$72m in Paprika Production

ZAMBIA – Green Crop Field Investment Limited, a Zambia based company, has expressed interest in a Paprika Production and Processing Plant at an investing cost of US$72 million, reports Lusaka Times. Central Province Permanent Secretary, […]

Ghana’s research institutes introduce improved Vitamin A orange corn

GHANA – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in partnership with the Crops Research Institute (CRI) has introduced a new improved vitamin A rich orange maize varieties, reports Ghana News Agency. The research […]

French firm Lactalis to buy Prabhat Dairy business for US$238m

INDIA – The French dairy company, Lactalis has reached an agreement to acquire the milk-processing business of Maharashtra-based Prabhat Dairy for US$238.37 million (Rs 1,700 crore). According to ET Retail, Lactalis, through its local arm […]

Nestle opens new maternal and infant nutrition R&D center in Ireland

UK – The global food and drink giant, Nestle has opened a new global research and development centre for maternal and infant nutrition at its manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland. The centre, its first in […]

Kwik Lok appoints Xiuming Bai regional sales director in China

CHINA –  Kwik Lok Corporation, a Yakima, Washington based packaging manufacturer has appointed Xiuming Bai (Robert White) as Regional Sales Director to lead the sales team in China. Xiuming Bai, a Chinese American joins Kwik […]