CANADA – A global leader in food ingredients, Roquette, has announced a major investment in a new pea protein processing plant in Canada to meet the rising demand for these novel food ingredients
INDIA – The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India has announced the establishment of a strategic joint venture between Future Consumer Limited and its subsidiary Hain Tilda India Private Limited.
AUSTRALIA – The drop in Australian sorghum prices, which has already fostered ideas of a drop of at least 25% in sowings, may have further to go, Nidera said, warning that values were still too high to attract Chinese demand.
USA – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Crosswind Industries, Inc., a Kansas-based producer of dry-expanded, dual-texture, semi-dry and semi-moist treat products for pets.
TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed a $1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialize cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets.
USA – North Dakota’s state-owned flour mill is undergoing a more than $27 million expansion that will make it the largest wheat-grinding factory in the U.S., its chief executive said.
SOUTH AFRICA – Local wheat production has been in decline since 2000 as farmers are dumping the crop in favor of more profitable produce such as maize and soya beans.
SWITZERLAND – Swiss equipment solutions provider Bühler has formed a joint venture with a leading Dutch company that specializes in growing and processing of insects to boost the company’s capacity ‘to take the company to the next level.’
EGYPT – Egypt, the world’s largest wheat buyer, has appointed a new head to its agriculture quarantine agency, the body that last year threw the massive wheat buying programme into disarray when it tightened import regulations on a common wheat fungus.
ZAMBIA – The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says the prices of mealie meal are expected to drop following its consultative meeting with President Lungu in Lusaka two days ago.