Zambia, DRC to sign maize supply pact to ease shortage

ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia has unveiled that it is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) that will see Zambia export maize to the Central African […]

Nigerian Shea butter dealers commit US$30m for processing plants

NIGERIA – Agro dealers in the Nigerian Shea industry have committed about US$30 million to facilitate setting up a number of shea processing factories in the country. The Director, Nigeria Agribusiness Register, Roland Oroh, said […]

Jumia partners Nigeria’s So Fresh to promote consumption of healthy foods

NIGERIA – Jumia Foods, a leading food delivery platform in Africa, has partnered with Nigeria’s fresh food chain, So Fresh, to enable increased delivery of fresh and healthy foods in Nigeria. Speaking while announcing the […]

Small fish species can enhance food security in Africa – study by FAO shows

AFRICA – A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) poses that small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and under recognised opportunity to boost food and nutrition security. The study which […]

Firms partner in US$2.08m joint venture to boost Rwanda’s maize seed supply

RWANDA – Three companies have formed a joint venture to invest US$2.08 million (Rwf1.9 billion) in a project that seeks to increase Rwanda’s maize seeds supply targetting to reduce imports by 40 per cent. The […]

FSSAI calls for colour-coded labels for high fat, sugar foods

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted several proposals in the new labelling regulations, mandating manufacturers to include red-color coding on labels of food containing high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt […]

Bubs Australia partners with Chinese mother and baby store Kidswant

CHINA – Bubs Australia has entered a strategic partnership with China’s leading mother and baby store chain, Kidswant as part of the strategy to expand into the Asian market. The partnership is part of the […]

Mars to acquire majority stake in personalized nutrition brand Foodspring

GERMANY – Mars Incorporated has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Foodspring, one of Europe’s leading functional food and personalised nutrition company. After the transaction closes, the Berlin based Foodspring […]

Coca-Cola in talks to buy stake in India’s coffee chain Café Coffee Day

INDIA – The global soft drinks giant, The Coca-Cola Company has entered into exclusive talks to acquire an unknown stake in India’s leading coffee chain, Café Coffee Day (CCD). According to an Economic Times report, […]