There is no evidence that food is a source or transmission route of Coronavirus, says EFSA

EUROPE – Based on experience from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of […]

Coronavirus pandemic: Food and beverage firms step up efforts to mitigate spread

WORLD – In the wake of the rapidly increasing numbers of reported coronavirus cases, food and beverage companies as well as retailers across various markets have been seen to coordinate their efforts to prevent the […]

FAO receives US$10m towards fight against the East Africa desert locust infestation

EAST AFRICA – FAO has received a US$10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its […]

Olam International partners with MIT in formulating sustainable food systems

NIGERIA – Olam International, a leading global agri-business, has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Solve (MIT Solve) to design a challenge aimed at addressing the issues around sustainable food systems in Nigeria. MIT […]

Notable changes in South Africa’s consumption behavior as consumers aggravate to vegan lifestyle

SOUTH AFRICA – More eateries and food outlets in South Africa are catering to vegans as demand grows with the rise of South Africans adopting to a vegan lifestyle. In the country, this month of […]

Australian food company Soulfresh clinches US$34m investment to accelerate growth

AUSTRALIA – Victoria-headquartered health and wellness food brand, Soulfresh has secured a £26m (US$34.28m) investment from retail and consumer investment firm, True to support growth and international expansion. Founded by Didi Lo in 2003, Soulfresh […]

Malawi launches four-year strategic plan to transform agricultural sector

MALAWI – The Malawi Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) launched a new agriculture strategic plan 2019 – 2023 under the theme “Together for a vibrant agriculture.” The plan aims to transform and assist farmers on […]

Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]

Kenyan Standard body suspends supply of seven peanut butter brands over aflatoxins contamination

KENYA – Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government’s standards agency has suspended seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market following test results undertaken by the agency which signified high level of Aflatoxin than […]

AGCO partners with Equity Bank to bolster agriculture mechanization in Kenya

KENYA – AGCO, US-based agricultural equipment manufacturer has inked a deal with Equity Bank to enable farmer in Kenya acquire the firm’s Massey Ferguson tractors and accompanying implements via a 80 percent credit line payable […]