Kenya invites proposals to inform finalization of draft Food Safety policy

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are inviting stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed food safety regulations. The Ministries are working in conjunction […]

Nigerian government approves commercial production of Bt yam seedlings

NIGERIA-National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Nigeria has been given approval by the Federal Government to produce 100 million diseases-resistant yam seedlings to be distributed to the farmers in the country. Acting Director-General, NABDA, Prof. […]

China Development Fund to co-finance US$100m cocoa processing plant in Ghana

GHANA – The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has entered into a public private partnership with the China Development Fund and Genertec International Corporation to establish a cocoa processing plant at Sefwi Wiawso, Western region Ghana […]

India to boost food processing sector through US$417m value addition program

INDIA – India has partnered with the World Bank in a US$417million (INR$30 billion) collaborative program that seeks to revolutionize the country’s food manufacturing sector. According to an Economic Times report, the programme will receive […]

Nigerian state government to commission US$11.11m rice mill factory

NIGERIA – Kogi State government in central Nigeria is set to commission a Rice mill factory worth N4 billion (about US$11.11m) before November to boost rice production in the State. The rice milling plant which […]

Malawi capacitates US$95m agricultural commercialization project

MALAWI – Malawi government has launched a six-year Agricultural Commercialization project (AGCOM) with support from the World Bank of USD 95 million loan facility aimed at supporting 650,000 farming households to venture into commercial farming […]

PepsiCo India to set up business services hub in expansion strategy

INDIA – PepsiCo India will be investing in a new business services hub in Hyderabad, India that will serve a variety of the companies business function including human resource, supply chain and operations. Sitting on […]

Bakery and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods opens new digital innovation hub

USA –  Bakery products and bakery ingredients supplier, Dawn Food Products is opening of its first-ever Digital Innovation Hub in Boston, US. The Innovation Hub will play an instrumental role in developing digital solutions for […]

Molson Coors commissions US$226m Canadian brewery to support expansion

CANADA – Multinational brewing company, Molson Coors has opened a new brewery and distribution centre in British Columbia, Canada, after investing US$226.4 million (CAD 300 million). The facility will brew and distribute a wide range of […]

Cargill to close fresh and turkey production operations at Texas plant

USA – Cargill has unveiled plans of shutting down fresh and frozen whole turkey production at the company’s turkey and cooked meats facility in Waco, Texas, in November this year. Established in 1965, the plant […]