IMCD establishes national US footprint as single entity with full integration of Horn

USA – IMCD N.V., a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has completed the integration of specialty chemicals distributor, Horn into its IMCD US operations. Horn was acquired by IMCD in August 2018 […]

Bio-Corn Products to lose processing facilities amid mounting financial woes

KENYA – Bio-Corn Products limited, a subsidiary of Nairobi-based manufacturing firm ISONS Group, will lose its multimillion-shilling processing plant to auctioneers after it defaulted on a loan owed to a local lender. In a notice, […]

Zimbabwe bans importation of cloven livestock from South Africa over viral disease outbreak

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has suspended importation of live cloven-hoofed animals and related products from South Africa following a notification by the South African Veterinary Authorities of an outbreak of foot and mouth […]

Agri-Vie offloads stake in South African abalone farming company to African Pioneer Group

SOUTH AFRICA – EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund 1, an agribusiness Investment Fund focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa has announced its exit from South Africa’s abalone farming companies, HIK Abalone Farm (HIK). The exit marks the end […]

Alfa Laval opens new global innovation & test center in Denmark

DENMARK – Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has opened its Innovation & Test center in Søborg, Denmark, to strengthen the company’s position within food and water sectors. […]

Louis Dreyfus Company launches new brands into the Chinese market

CHINA – Dutch agricultural commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has a launched its new coffee brand ‘iCoffee’ and a new packaged cooking oil brand ‘Mastergold’ in China. LDC’s new packaged oil brand, Mastergold, provides […]

Givaudan acquires US flavour and specialty ingredient company Ungerer

USA – Swiss flavor and fragrance company, Givaudan has reached an agreement to acquire Ungerer & Company, the US-based flavour, fragrance and specialty ingredient company. Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, Ungerer is a leading independent […]

FAO and the Shanghai Cooperation strengthen partnership on food security

ASIA – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation have agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at strengthening food security and sustainable development. The organisations recently signed a Memorandum […]