KEPHIS and KALRO embark on promoting modern agriculture technologies

KENYA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have embarked on promoting new farming technologies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in the country. The government institutions […]

RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

AB InBev’s ZX Ventures invests in blockchain technology platform BanQu

USA – ZX Ventures, the venture capital arm of the global beer company AB InBev has invested in in Minnesota-based BanQu, a blockchain startup in its Series A funding round. Founded in 2015, BanQu, Inc. […]

Nestle says 77% of its supply chain is ‘deforestation-free’

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverages giant, Nestle has confirmed that three-quarters of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free as it strives to achieve the ‘zero-deforestation’ objective. The company said 77% of the raw […]

Tea Board of India calls for compliance with safety standards to boost quality

INDIA – The Tea Board of India has directed all tea manufacturing units to comply with norms stipulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a bid to boost tea quality. […]

Cargill launches mass balance model coatings and fillings in sustainable sourcing

USA – Cargill has expanded its sustainably sourced range with new coatings and fillings made with Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model. According to Cargill, the new range was developed […]

University scientists develop container farms for high-yielding crops

UK – Scientists at Nottingham Trent University have developed container farms that are said to be capable of producing more nutritious and high-yielding crops compared to those grown in the field. They have created two […]

FDA advances implementation of agric water requirements for produce safety

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has announced that it is advancing new tools and science for implementing agricultural water requirements for produce safety. The agency has said the additional […]

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program […]

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability project in partnership with Earthwatch

UK – Food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has partnered Earthwatch, an international environment body to launch a new research project to assess the sustainability of the stevia sweetener supply chain. The strategic […]