Louis Dreyfus joint venture breaks ground on new aquafeed mill in China

CHINA – Louis Dreyfus Company B.V., through a joint venture with Guangdong HAID Group has started construction of a new aquafeed mill in Tianjin, China. The new mill will be built and operated by their […]

Ardent Mills expands specialty grains capabilities at Denver mill in US

USA – North America’s leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has unveiled plans to expand flour milling and production capabilities at its Denver mill in the United States. In addition to flour milling, the company will […]

Corteva Agriscience partners Zimbabwe’s Valley Seeds to bolster growth in agriculture

ZIMBABWE – Corteva Agriscience, a division of United States-based global agricultural inputs provider DowDuPont, has entered into a strategic partnership with Zimbabwe’s Valley Seeds in a bid to enhance growth in the agriculture sector. The […]

Olam International prices US$120 million US debt private placement

SINGAPORE – Olam International has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Olam Americas Inc. (“OAI”) has successfully priced a US$120 million issuance of 5-year fixed rate notes via a private placement. According to the company, proceeds […]

Coca-Cola South Africa reformulates beverages to cushion against sugar tax

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola South Africa has reduced sugar content as part of its interventions to curtail the effect of the recently introduced tax on sugary drinks and present healthier products in the market. According […]

Ghanaian university develops first local grain moisture tester to curb post-harvest losses

GHANA – The Department of Agriculture Engineering in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana has developed the first locally-made grain moisture tester. According to a Ghana News Agency report, the device, […]

Viterra teams up with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to end hunger

CANADA – Canadian grain handling business, Viterra Inc has partnered with Foodgrains Bank, a member of the Humanitarian Coalition to end global hunger. The two are teaming up for the third year in a row […]

Nestlé publishes data to drive transparency in food waste challenge

UK – Global food and drinks giant, Nestle has released data about its food waste to the public in a strategy to enhance transparency as it strives to reduce food loss and waste across the […]

Tanzanian firm to invest US$ 1.52m in developing tech to curb aflatoxin

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s A to Z Textile Mills has unveiled plans of investing US$1.52million (Tsh 3.5bn) in establishing a factory that will be producing Aflasafe, a technology to combat aflatoxin in grains and cereals. This […]

Nespresso to invest US$9.8m in new strategy to revive coffee industry

USA – Nespresso has announced that it is investing US$9.8 million (CHF 10 million) in a new strategy to revive the coffee industries in selected countries across the globe. The company has launched the Reviving […]