Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy partners to improve market accesibility in livestock sector

NIGERIA –Farmcrowdy Group, a Nigerian agri-tech platform through its subsidiary company Farmgate Africa, has partnered Livestock in a bid to empower smallholder farmers in the country through improved market accesibility. Kenneth Obiajulu, co-founder and […]

Government to establish additional tapioca starch processing plant under IDIF programme

GHANA – The Ghanaian government has unveiled plans of setting up a cassava starch processing plant in the western region under its One District One Factory (IDIF) initiative by the close of the year. According […]

Pepsi expands US flavor portfolio with three new citrus variants

USA – Pepsi has introduced three new citrus-forward variants in the US for the summer, expanding its flavor portfolio even as demand for great tasting beverages continue to rise. The new range comes in three […]

Buhler acquires PR&D, Inc. to strengthen feed offerings in the US

USA – Buhler North America has announced that it has acquired PR&D, Inc., a US-based pellet mill and other equipment service company to expand its feed service offerings in the United States. According to Buhler, […]

Kenyan government halts New KCC privatisation plans to focus on capacity building

KENYA – The Kenyan government has suspended its plans to privatise the state-owned dairy producer, New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (New KCC), saying that it will now focus on capacity building of the dairy firm. According […]

East African Legislative Assembly calls for regional food security and nutrition body

EAST AFRICA – The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has tabled a motion seeking for the formation of a regional body on food security and nutrition in the East African Community member states. According to […]

FDA report calls for preventive strategies against bacteria in ice cream production

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new report highlighting the need for strategic preventive measures against bacteria contamination in commercial ice cream production. The report follows FDA’s inspection and environmental […]

Russia’s grain traders form new state-led exporters’ association

RUSSIA – Russia’s major grain trading companies have agreed to form a new association to foresee control over grain exports. The new union called the Russian Union of Grain Exporters (RUGE), was founded by Russia’s […]