Makerere University initiates Phase II of food tech and business incubation centre

UGANDA – Makerere University has initiated construction of Phase II of the Food Technology and Business Incubation Centre (FTBIC) valued at a total investment of US$4.06 million (UGX20bn). The facility will be set up in […]

Belfoods launches operations in Nigeria with emphasis on indigenous foods

NIGERIA – Belfoods, an indigenous food producing and processing company, has launched its operation in Nigeria with a focus of offering quality indigenous food products in the local market. The promoter of the brand, Rekhia […]

Nigerian agency signs MoU to strengthen regulations on utilisation of GM foods

NIGERIA – The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on the regulation of animal biotechnology. Speaking during […]

Tanzania’s annual meat imports decline 63% on improving local industry

TANZANIA – Tanzania has reduced its meat imports by 63% from 1,401.96 tonnes to 516.63 tonnes within a period of one year on the back of the improving local industry. This was majorly supported by […]

DSM and Avril join forces to develop plant-based proteins

NETHERLANDS – Global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has partnered with the French agro-industrial group, Avril to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins. The companies will collaboratively produce a new protein based on […]

Nigerian Bottling Company recalls Eva bottled water over quality concerns

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has recalled two batches of its Eva Premium Table Water over quality concerns of the product. This also follows a directive issued by the National Agency for […]

Parag Milk Foods appoints Venkat Shankar new Chief Executive

INDIA – Indian milk and milk products company, Parag Milk Foods has appointed Venkat Shankar as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective July 4, 2019. Shankar will report to the Chairman and the Board […]

Nigerian government unveils plans of establishing national dairy policy

NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeira has unveiled that it is in the process of establishing a National Dairy Policy that will help in boosting milk production as well as develop other dairy products. […]

ZX Ventures acquires UK beer subscription service BeerBods

UK – AB-InBev’s investment arm, ZX Ventures has secured a deal to acquire UK online beer club and subscription service, BeerBods. BeerBods said in a statement that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with […]