Musika patners with Kemiko to boost Zambia’s cassava processing sector

ZAMBIA – Musika, a non-profit company with focus on stimulating private investment in the Zambian agricultural sector has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kemiko ltd, a SME that operates a starch and cassava flour […]

Chinese agricultural group Grass Green acquires majority stake in Sichuan Huiji Food

CHINA – Grass Green Group, the investment arm of New Hope Group, China’s largest privately-held agricultural conglomerate has acquired a majority stake in Sichuan Huiji Food, for an undisclosed sum. Sichuan Huiji Food is a […]

Dutch Embassy launches accelerator programme to boost Ugandan fruits exports

UGANDA – The Netherlands Embassy of Uganda has launched an accelerator programme dubbed ‘Business Lab Uganda’ targeting Ugandan agribusiness fruit farmers, aimed to link them to export market in the Netherlands and Europe. The programme […]

METRO to invest US$304m in new automated distribution centre in Quebec

CANADA – Canadian grocery retailer, METRO will be investing CAD420 million (US$304 million) over five years in the construction of a new, automated distribution centre for fresh and frozen products in Terrebonne, Quebec. The investment will […]

Olam partners with World Vegetable Center to support Nigeria’s horticulture sector

NIGERIA – Olam International the multinational food and agribusiness company has signed a MoU with the World Vegetable Centre, a globally renowned research institute and prominent seed producer to supply 18 varieties of tomato seeds, […]

Carrefour and Nestlé launch initiative to improve child nutrition

FRANCE – Swiss food and beverage giant, Nestlé has teamed up with French retailer, Carrefour in the launch of “Adopt a Fruit, Adopt a Vegetable” initiative that aims at improving child nutrition. The companies said […]

Profound nutritional understanding to propel the global fruit snacks market over US$9bn

WORLD – The global landscape of the food industry is rapidly transforming across all fronts and health foods are no longer a niche group – as they are starting to incorporate more mainstream food trends. While […]

Morocco agri-food export volumes reach 3.1m tonnes for the first time in history

MOROCCO – Exports of agri-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture has revealed. The ministry revealed this in a press statement adding […]

Dangote Tomato Processing Company resumes tomato processing

NIGERIA – The Dangote Tomato Processing Company, has officially resumed production of tomato paste today Friday, 7 Jan after suspending operations in April 2019, due to inadequate supply of raw materials. Its Managing Director, Alhaji […]