JBS, ADM double down on sustainability commitments in new push towards achieving carbon neutrality

BRAZIL – Food multinational companies, JBS and ADM have made new sustainability commitments as part of efforts aimed at ridding their processes of carbon emissions which have been associated with environmental pollution and climate change. On its part, JBS, which is the world’s largest processor of fresh beef and pork, has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The company says it supports its commitment with an investment of more than US$1 billion over the next decade. The commitment spans the company’s global operations including Pilgrim’s Pride, as…

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Nestle streamlines Nigeria’s local grain supply chain, partners with IDH, TechnoServe

NIGERIA – The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global shipping, highlighting the importance of local supply chains. To this end Nestlé has partnered with, IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative, and TechnoServe to launch Developing Inclusive Grain Value Chains project, aimed to create a more inclusive and transparent sourcing of maize, soybeans, millet, and sorghum for its operations in Nigeria. The project is expected to improve the incomes of 5,000 smallholder farmers and increase the sales of the six aggregator SMEs by at least 10%. Incorporating smallholders into a value chain like Nestlé’s…

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Locally produced complete layer feed by Koudijs launches in Ghana to enhance poultry production

GHANA – Koudijs Ghana Ltd, part of Netherlands based Koudijs Animal Nutrition, subsidiary of Royal De Heus has launched the revolutionary complete layer feed solution in the market. According to the leading producer of complete feed programs, concentrates and premixes in Ghana, the new feed provides poultry farmers with the right and strictly controlled nutrients in the most balanced ratios. It eliminates the challenge that most farmers face of purchasing poultry feeds from multiple suppliers, containing different qualities and later mixing them to feed the birds. This wasn’t the best…

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Richardson to expand crush capacity of Canadian plant amid rising demand for canola products

CANADA – Canadian agribusiness company, Richardson International has announced plans to double the processing capacity of its canola crush plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan amid rising demand for canola products globally. The company says that construction work at the site will begin immediately with no disruption to current operations and is expected to be completed in early 2024. In addition to increasing the plant’s annual processing capacity to 2.2 million metric tonnes of seed, the new project also aims to modernise the facility and create further operational efficiencies. The project follows…

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Egypt’s grain production to stabilize as wheat registers marginal growth, corn and rice remain unchanged

EGYPT – Grain production in Egypt is forecasted to marginally rise in the marketing year (MY) 2021/22 with wheat expected to increase by 1.12% to reach 9.0 million metric tons (MMT), from 8.9 MMT of MY 2020/21. The rise is attributed to the increase in total area harvested; set to come in at 1.4 million HA compared to 1.39 million HA the previous year. Meanwhile, corn and rice production according to Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Cairo forecast, are expected to remain unchanged from previous year’s out-put of 6.4 MMT for…

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Bühler unveils new Temperature and Vibration Management System to support precision milling

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food processing technology group, Bühler has launched a new innovative Temperature and Vibration Management System (TVM) for milling to help millers deliver the best quality product efficiently, consistently, and with a minimum of energy consumption. According to Bühler, millers are under pressure to produce the best quality product consistently. Delivering the best quality product is however not a small feat. It requires millers to apply the same pressure along the rolls as any deviation would result in reduced quality and consistency of the flour. Up to now…

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Canada invests $148m in sustainable agriculture practices as Protein Industries backs development of new soybean products

CANADA – Canada is boosting its sustainability efforts in Agriculture by committing to invest CAD 185 million (about US$148 million) over the next 10 years into developing and implementing farming practices to tackle climate change. The funds will be channelled into the Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) programme which aims to establish a Canada-wide network of regional collaborations led by farmers, with support from scientists and other sectoral stakeholders. Through the programme, stakeholders will work together to develop and share management practices that best store carbon and mitigate climate change. Practices…

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Angolan milling company AP Foods partners with Webcor Group to increase pasta production, distribution

ANGOLA – The Webcor Group, one of Angola’s leading players in the agricultural commodities and business line, has signed a partnership agreement with AP Foods to increase the production of pasta and widen distribution of the product in the country. AP Foods is an Angolan milling company founded in 2016. It commenced operations with an installation of 20,000 tons/year pasta production plant. It later boosted its capacity by 56,800 tons/year, which the partnership will leverage on, in addition to its technical skills. Webcor Group will avail its logistical capacity to…

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Bühler, Premier Tech partnership gives birth to a new series of fully automated packaging equipment for millers

SWITZERLAND –  A strategic partnership between Swiss food technology group Bühler and Canadian company Premier Tech has yielded a new series of fully automated packaging equipment. Called CHRONOS OML-1060, the new packaging equipment leverages on Bühler’s strong footprint and market position in China and Premier Tech’s recognized knowledge in the field of automated packaging technologies. According to a statement from Bühler, the CHRONOS OML-1060 is the first of solution to be developed through this joint venture that was created in 2019. The equipment has been manufactured in Premier Tech and…

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IFF introduces new anti-staling enzymes in China amid boom in sweet baked goods

CHINA – International Flavour and Ingredients (IFF) is launching a new range of bakery enzymes for the Chinese market touted as improving productivity and reducing product returns. The enzymes, Powerfresh and Powersoft are marketed under the Danisco range of food ingredients that is now part of the IFF family. IFF in a statement said that consumers in China are looking for a more refined quality and a more indulgent experience from baked goods. Consequently, improver houses and bakeries in the country, have been working tirelessly to make products that enhance…

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