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 […]

Nigerian government approves commercial production of Bt yam seedlings

NIGERIA-National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Nigeria has been given approval by the Federal Government to produce 100 million diseases-resistant yam seedlings to be distributed to the farmers in the country. Acting Director-General, NABDA, Prof. […]

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 […]

Biotech crops presenting a solution to nutrition and climate change challenges; ISAAA report

JAPAN – Countries across the world have progressively embraced the utilisation of biotech crops, with this year marking 23 solid years of continuous biotech crop adoption. According to a recent report released by the International […]