Ethiopian government flags off construction of US$167m irrigation projects

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has began the construction of three irrigation dams in Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia at a total cost of 4.9 billion Br (US$167m). Located in Chelchel […]

McCain Foods to invests US$300m to expand production capacity in Washington

USA – Frozen potato and snack food products manufacturer, McCain Foods USA has initiated construction of a US$300 million expansion project in Washington, US. The company said the investment includes a new state-of-the-art battered and […]

Danone and FAO team up to foster sustainable diets and food systems

ITALY – Danone, owner of iconic brands such as Dumex and Aptamil has agreed to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to improve global nutrition and food safety […]

The PepsiCo Foundation and The Recycling Partnership raise $25m for US recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of food and beverage PepsiCo Inc., in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership have raised US$25 million to accelerate their plastic recycling efforts in the US. In July […]

Cargill plans US$225m investment to expand its Sidney soybean processing facility

USA – Multinational agribusiness company, Cargill is planning to invest US$225 million at its soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney, Ohio to modernize its operations and expand the facility’s crush capacity. Cargill said that […]

Danone enters into a strategic partnership with plant-based food firm Forager

USA – Danone Manifesto Ventures, the venture arm of global food and beverage company Danone, has made a minority investment in San Francisco-based plant-based food and beverages company Forager Project. Through the investment, Danone Venture […]

KEPHIS and KALRO embark on promoting modern agriculture technologies

KENYA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have embarked on promoting new farming technologies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in the country. The government institutions […]