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 […]

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 […]

China to intensify international cooperation to enhance food security

CHINA – China will be intensifying international cooperation with other countries to jointly enhance global food security as well as continue to expand and diversify sources of food imports to balance its own food security. […]

Bühler supports upcoming feed technology center in University of Illinois

USA – The Swiss-based grain and feed processing equipment supplier, Buhler will be availing US$1 million worth of equipment to the University of Illinois to support establishment of the Feed Technology Center. The company will […]

Ethiopia’s Lowland Wheat Initiative kicks off to promote self-sufficiency

ETHIOPIA – Lowland wheat initiative in Ethiopia has kicked off and set to cover more than 132,000 hectares of land across three lowland basins i.e Awash, Wabeshebelle and Omo regions to ensure food self-sufficiency and […]

National Milling Corporation opens US$37.5m milling plant in Zambia

ZAMBIA – The National Milling Corporation, an affiliate of American agribusiness and transport conglomerate, Seaboard Corporation has commissioned a new US$37.5million milling plant Lusaka, Zambia. Installed by the Swiss milling equipment supplier, Buhler, the ultra-modern […]

USDA reduces United States’ corn and soybean production forecasts to five-year low

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a recent report placed the projected production of corn in the Unites States at 13.779 billion bushels, down by 19.816 million bushels from the September forecast. In […]

2 Sisters sells UK-based bakery foods business to Valeo Foods for US$83.48m

UK – 2 Sisters Food Group has entered into an agreement to sell its UK-based pudding business, trading as Matthew Walker to Valeo Foods Group for £67 million (US$83.48m). Headquartered in Derbyshire, Matthew Walker produces […]

Hain Celestial sells two US brands to Hometown Food for US$15m

USA – The organic and natural products company, Hain Celestial has closed the sale of its Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire brands to Hometown Food Company in a US$15 million deal. The transaction includes the Arrowhead […]

United States sign trade deal with Japan on food and agricultural exports

USA – The United States and Japan have officially signed a trade deal on food and agricultural exports as the two countries continue to deepen and modernize their trade relationship. The deal, which was announced […]