The Stand Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

Trade costs of non-tariff measures doubles in the Asia-Pacific region

ASIA – Trade costs of non-tariff measures have now more than double that of tariffs in the Asia Pacific region, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia […]

Ghana Cocoa Board unveils accredited Quality Control Company Laboratory

GHANA – Quality Control Company (QCC), a subsidiary of Ghana cocoa Board has launched its QCC laboratory accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), for inspection of cocoa activities […]

South Africa drafts a bill on feed, pet food and fertilizer manufacturing

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has proposed changes to the Feeds and Pet Food Bill and the Fertiliser Bill, governing the regulation and licensing of facilities that […]

CBN restricts sale of forex for importation of Cassava and its derivatives

NIGERIA – CBN adds cassava and its derivatives (starch, ethanol and others) to forex restriction list to boost production, of which importation gulps US$600 million annually. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele noted that Nigeria […]

Kenyan scientists push for the adoption of GM technology

KENYA – The ban of Genetically Modified (GM) technology imposed in the country since 2012 and lack of approvals by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has been the biggest obstacle to food sustainability, scientists […]

Saudi Arabia outlines next phase of flour mills privatization

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), the state grain buyer has stated that it will begin the next phase of the sale of its flour mills within days in a privatization move. According to […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

EU and Mercosur strike free trade deal for strategic relations

EUROPE – The European Union and Mercosur, a South American bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a free trade agreement to boost both political and economic relations. The trade framework is part […]