Marfrig partners with ADM to make plant-based burgers in Brazil

BRAZIL – Brazilian beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA, has reached an agreement with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for the production and sale of plant-based protein products in Brazil. Under the agreement, the US based […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

Kenyan edible oil manufacturer Pwani Oil partners local varsity in research, training

KENYA – Pwani Oil, a Kenya based edible oils manufacturer has partnered with Technical Universities of Mombasa (TUM) to undertake joint research, training and mentorship programmes. Pwani Oil and TUM have signed a Memorandum of […]

AGCO to increase investment in Zambia’s Future Farm training facility

ZAMBIA – AGCO, a US based agriculture equipment firm, has said it will make a significant investment towards further development of the Future Farm training facility in Zambia. Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony on the […]

Kenyan soft drink manufacturer Softa Bottling Company to close operations

KENYA – The Registrar of Companies in Kenya has issued a notice seeking to deregister soft drink manufacturer, Softa Bottling Company marking the end to the two decade company. “It is notified that at the […]

South African Breweries eyes the growing zero and low-alcohol beers market

SOUTH AFRICA – South African beer market is slowly taking up a growing global trend of consuming no- and low-alcohol beer (Nablab) categories, says South African Breweries (SAB). Zoleka Lisa, vice president for corporate affairs at […]

Olam International revises acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills, offers US$331m

NIGERIA – Olam International Limited, multinational food and agribusiness company, has tabled a fresh US$331 million (N120bn) offer to take over Dangote Flour Mills (DFM) Plc, down from the US$361 million it had initially announced. […]

Diageo to invest US$220M in sustainability projects in African breweries

AFRICA – Diageo, the world’s leading spirits maker has pledged to invest US$220million in green energy and water recovery solutions at 11 of its African breweries. The investment, which represents the company’s largest environmental investment […]