Nigeria drafts standards for African fermented condiments

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has drafted new standards for Nigerian condiments and spices that seeks to ensure continual improvement in the quality of seasoning with fermented condiments. The new standard, Nigeria […]

Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation […]

Zambian farmers oppose reintroduction of maize price control

ZAMBIA – The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), Zambia’s biggest farmer-lobby group is opposing efforts by the government to reintroduce price controls on maize. The sentiment comes on the heels of escalating maize prices in […]

South Africa’s Spier Wine becomes first winery to receive Control Union vegan accreditation

SOUTH AFRICA – Spier Wine Farm, producer of the Seeward and 21 Gables wines, has received the Control Union Vegan Standard certification, becoming the first winery in the world to receive the certification. Control Union […]

Stakeholders collaborate to remodel South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South Africa’s poultry industry is set to receive a major boost from a government-led master plan aimed at making local producers more competitive. The government, through the Department of Trade and […]

Ghana to establish new authority to enhance oil palm production

GHANA – Ghana is set to set to establish a Tree Crop Authority that seeks enhance the production of oil palm in the country. According to the African Regional Director of Pro-forest, Abraham Baffoe, the […]

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 […]

Stock exchange suspends Tongaat Hullet’s Zimbabwe unit

ZIMBABWE – The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has suspended Tongaat Hullet Zimbabwe’s subsidiary, Hippo Valley Estates Limited, from trading its shares on the local bourse. According to the stock exchange, the follows the sugar giant’s […]

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries enters Ghana in West Africa expansion plan

NIGERIA – Nosak Distilleries Limited, a subsidiary of Nosak Group has concluded plan to commence the exportation of refined ethanol to Ghana as part of its export expansion plans. The company said that it has […]

Del Monte Kenya reiterates commitment to promoting environmental and food safety

KENYA – Leading fruits processor in Kenya, Del Monte Kenya has reiterated its commitment in promoting environmental and food safety in its facilities and operations following a recent expose on river water pollution that was […]