Danone and Microsoft partner to accelerate adoption of AI in the food industry

FRANCE – Danone and Microsoft have partnered in an artificial intelligence (AI) program dubbed ‘AI Factory For AgriFood’ that seeks to support sustainable food and regenerative agriculture in France. The AI Factory For AgriFood is […]

Reprive to food and agriculture sectors as US and China sign phase one of trade agreement

USA – The United States and Republic of China have reached a consensus on the first phase of the trade agreement in a deal that is expected to significantly benefit the American Agricultural sector. The […]

Rwandan government sells Burera Dairy Ltd to Zimbabwean investor Afrisol

RWANDA – African Solutions Private Ltd (Afrisol), a Zimbabwean firm which has been investing in Rwanda over the past two years, has bought off the 98.3% shareholding in Burera Diary Limited from the Rwanda Government. […]

Agriculture enterprises to benefit from new USAID, Awash bank finance partnership

ETHIOPIA — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank have announced a new partnership that will make up to US$6.4 million in financing available to microfinance institutions and small- and medium-sized agricultural […]

Ceres Global’s chief financial officer Kyle Egbert steps down

USA – Agricultural, energy and industrial products merchandising and supply chain company, Ceres Global has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Kyle Egbert, will be leaving the company in February 2020 to pursue a new […]

Malawi launches US$95m Agriculture Commercialization Project

MALAWI – The President of Malawi has officially launched the Agriculture Commercialization Project (AGCOM) worth US$95 million with financing from the World Bank. The project which is set to run for six years nation-wide, will […]

Kenyan government issues grant to Kilifi county to bolster its agriculture sector

KENYA – Kenya’s National government through its implementing NGO of various agricultural activities in the country, dubbed National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP), has granted 600 farmers in Kilifi County Kshs 41 million […]

Glencore Agriculture increases stake in Argentinian food processor Renova

ARGENTINA – Glencore Agriculture has acquired an additional 16.67% in its Argentinian supply chain and processing joint venture, Renova to become the majority owner with 66.67% shareholding in the company. Glencore Agriculture purchased the stake […]

Pestell Nutrition acquires animal feed ingredients distributor Origination O2D

USA – Wind Point Partners-backed Pestell Nutrition has acquired Origination O2D, a Minnesota-headquarted value‐added distributor of animal feed ingredients. Pestell Nutrition said that the acquisition of O2D is a highly strategic move to the company […]