Fonterra considers sale of stake in Brazilian joint venture, to close Australian facility

USA – New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra has announced that it has reached an agreement with Nestle for potential sale of respective stakes in their Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) Brasil joint venture. Fonterra has also […]

UK government to ban plastic straws, stirrers from April 2020

UK – The UK government has announced a ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds across England, which will take effect starting April 2020. The ban which has received overwhelming support from the public, […]

Zimbabwean government unveils new boards for key agriculture parastatals

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has unveiled new board members across major agriculture parastatals in the country under the ongoing restructuring. This follows the approval of the head of state, President Mnangagwa, to dissolve […]

Quantum Foods half year profits plunge 51% despite growth in revenues

SOUTH AFRICA – Quantum Foods, South African animal feeds and poultry producer, has reported 51% decline in operating profit to R121m during the six months to end March 2019 attributed to economic pressure on both […]

Huhtamaki opens new paper straw manufacturing facility in Ireland

IRELAND – Finnish food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki has inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility dedicated for producing paper straws in Northern Ireland. Located in Antrim, Belfast, the new facility is expected to employ […]

Bühler opens Cubic innovation campus after investing US$49m

SWITZERLAND – Global technology company, Buhler Group has inaugurated its CUBIC innovation campus, featuring eight application centers at its headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland. The group has invested approximately US$49.9 million (CHF 50 million) in the […]

Massmart appoints Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape as new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Massmart, Walmart owned South African retailer, has announced the appointment of Mitchell Slape as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive director of the company. Mitchell Slape, the chief executive officer […]

Nigerian state government secures US$95m to finance agriculture sector

NIGERIA – Kano State in Northern Nigeria has secured a US$95 million agriculture credit facility from the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia that seeks to improve the agriculture sector. Mallam Nasiru Gawuna, Deputy Governor, […]

EU proposes to increase price transparency in food supply chain

EU – The European Commission has proposed to increase price transparency in what it says would help promote fairness in the food supply chain. The proposal seeks to introduce better ways to enhance transparency in […]

Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s forms dairy advisory council for sustainability support

USA – Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s has formed a new dairy advisory council to provide guidance on sustainable agriculture and product manufacturing. The new Dairy Advisory Council comprised of experts in environmental health, the animal […]