Ghana partners USAID in fish processors certification scheme to enhance safety

GHANA – Ghana in partnership with the USAID has launched a fish processors and traders certification programme aimed at enhancing safety along the value chain. The certification initiative dubbed “Class One Recognition Scheme” seeks to […]

Rwanda to introduce tax breaks for alcohol brewed from locally-sourced materials

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda is considering to reduce consumption tax on alcoholic drinks brewed from locally sourced raw materials. In a draft law presented to the Parliament by the Minister for Finance and […]

Uganda partners with Commonwealth in developing new guidelines for the fishing industry

UGANDA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) with partnership funding from the Commonwealth Standards Network has developed new guidelines to streamline the country’s fishing industry. According to UNBS, the new guidelines outline basic […]

Ghanaian regulator approves 5 firms to resume vegetable exports

GHANA – Ghana’s Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved five firms to resume vegetable exports to the international market. In June 1 this year, […]

Nigeria’s Beta Glass retains top management officials at the company’s board

NIGERIA – Beta Glass Plc, a Nigerian glass packaging group and subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Limited, has resolved to retain majority of its directors in its board. The company during its recently held annual […]

OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook: Higher output to keep food prices low

FRANCE – Growth in agricultural output is expected to keep food prices low over the coming decade, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and […]

China’s soybean and feed demand falls impacted by African swine fever

CHINA – China has registered a declining feed demand and lower soybean imports in 2018/19 and 2019/20 as a result of the impact of the African swine fever on the country’s hog population. According to […]

Scentium Flavors invests US$2.2m in Spanish facility expansion

SPAIN – Scentium, the flavor division of global fragrance manufacturer Iberchem has invested US$2.2 million (2 million Euros) to boost production capacity at its facility located in Alhama de Murcia, Spain. The investment is expected […]

Univar secures deal to distribute Seaweed & Co. products in Europe

EUROPE – Global chemical and ingredients distributor, Univar Solutions has secured a deal with Seaweed & Co. to distribute its PureSea seaweed ingredient products across Europe. The agreement will allow Seaweed & Co. to expand […]