South Africa’s local seasoning Oryx Desert Salt to hit shelves in USA

SOUTH AFRICA – Local seasoning brand Oryx Desert Salt will soon be one of the few South African brands to appear on Whole Foods Market shelves in the United States. The Whole Foods listing is effective from October 2021, after many years of growing the brand locally, elsewhere in Africa and in international markets such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK and Taiwan. The company says it is incredibly grateful to its local customers and partners who helped create and grow the brand, opening up this expansion into Whole Foods.…

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NCPB partners with Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm to enable farmers access post-harvest services

KENYA – The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has signed an MoU with Safaricom’s DigiFarm Kenya to facilitate small-scale farmers in Kenya access post-harvest management services through the digital platform. NCPB shall offer post-harvest management services to farmers present on the platform, while DigiFarm will connect NCPB to small-scale farmers, who will, in turn, access NCPB services at prevailing rates “This MoU is aligned to the agriculture hub model that NCPB is required to establish under the Reforms. “The hub shall provide a one-stop shop for farmers to obtain…

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Nestlé to invest US$1.28m in next half a decade to support transition to regenerative food system

WEST AFRICA – Nestlé has laid out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system, aimed to protect and restore the environment, improve the livelihoods of farmers and enhance the well-being of farming communities. Some of the most important regenerative farming practices the company aims to promote include: enhancement of biodiversity, soil conservation, regeneration of water cycles, and integration of livestock. The food giant will work with its food system partners, including the company’s network of more than 500,000 farmers and 150,000 suppliers, to advance…

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