Kenyan farmers oppose sugar zoning, seek Competition Authority’s intervention

KENYA –  The Sugar Campaign for Change (SUCAM), a sugar advocacy group in Kenya, said that it does not support the sugar zoning proposal in Kenya’s draft Sugar Regulations, 2018 terming the move as illegal […]

World Bank launches US$25m project to support Liberian farmers

LIBERIA –  The world bank has approved a US$25 million International Development Association (IDA) credit set to benefit over 17,500 smallholder farmers through Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) of Liberia. The Daily […]

Nigerian Bottling Co converts plant into logistics hub to improve efficiency

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has converted one of its bottling operations plant into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region, reports […]

Dudutech Launches new product to promote sustainable crop protection

TANZANIA – Dudtech, manufacturer of agro-chemicals and leader in Integrated Pest Management, has launched new biological pest control products that aim at sustainable crop protection against pest. The firm launched the product traded as Beauvitech, Mytech and Phytotech into […]

Bunge names Gregory A. Heckman acting Chief Executive Officer

USA – The global agricultural and food company, Bunge Ltd has appointed Board member Gregory A. Heckman as acting Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. He succeeds Soren Schroder who in December unveiled intentions to step […]

FrieslandCampina opens new dairy distribution center in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – FrieslandCampina has inaugurated a new distribution center in Meppel, Netherlands to serve dairy customers in both local and international markets. With a surface of 31,000 square metres, the distribution center will store and […]

Unilever, Kraft Heinz, Walmart pledge to tackle food waste in Canada

CANADA – Food industry players including Kraft Heinz, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Maple Leaf Foods, Metro Inc, Save-On-Foods, Sobeys Inc, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to tackle food waste in Canada. The eight leading Canadian companies […]

Glanbia Ireland and Royal A-Ware plan new US$159m cheese facility in Ireland

IRELAND – Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, global leaders in performance nutrition and the Dutch family business, Royal A-Ware have entered a strategic partnership to build a new global cheese manufacturing facility in Belview, Co Kilkenny, Ireland. […]