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 […]

FAO joins forces with World Union of Wholesale Markets to tackle food waste

ITALY – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) have agreed to renew and strengthen their partnership with an eye to globally reducing food loss and waste. The WUWM […]

Thai Union Group invests in alternative protein startup Flying Spark

ISRAEL – Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world’s largest seafood producers headquartered in Thailand has agreed to invest in Israeli FoodTech start-up company Flying Spark to expand the firms’ alternative meat processing capabilities. […]

ADM, Concern Worldwide partner to alleviate malnutrition in Kenya and Ethiopia

EASTERN AFRICA – The American global food processing and commodities trading corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with Concern Worldwide to create and implement the Lifesaving Education and Assistance to Farmers (LEAF) Project […]