Italian Trade Agency launches training program for agri-food sector in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Italian Trade Agency has launched the first E-Lab Innova in Nigeria, as part of its commitment to boost trade relationships with Nigeria. The E-Lab Innova is an educational training program for the agri-food sector in Nigeria which will be implemented in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Commision (NEPC) alongside other Italian partners, such as MACFRUT, a leading exhibition for the agribusiness industry. The Italian Trade Agency is a governmental agency that supports the business development, partnerships and collaborations between Italian companies and their local counterpart. “Nigeria…

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Public, private food sector players welcome Technoserve’s Micronutrient Fortification Index

NIGERIA – Globally, more than 2 billion individuals or one in three people, are afflicted by micronutrient malnutrition, according to statistics by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with the World Health Organization further highlighting that 45% of child deaths globally are attributed to under-nutrition. One of the ways that has been formulated to address the menace is Food Fortification- a cost effective and complementary strategy that has helped to virtually eliminate many nutrition disorders in the world. TechchnoServe, an international non-profit organization has introduced a new…

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Morocco’s OCP Group recognized for implementing holistic approaches toward sustainable food systems

MOROCCO – OCP Group, the world’s largest phosphate mining and fertilizer group, has been named as one of the top five companies leading the world towards realizing a sustainable food system under the 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). The WBA evaluates 350 of the most prominent food and agriculture businesses in the world, assessing how these organizations are working towards a sustainable food system in the near future. In the 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark, WBA made a dire conclusion, stating that “the sector…

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