Nestlé achieves key sustainability milestones in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire

WEST AFRICA – Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. In 2017, […]

Mombasa Tea Auction temporarily suspends operations following the COVID-19 outbreak

KENYA – Kenya’s sole tea auction, the Mombasa Tea Auction has temporarily suspended operations as of Monday 23, over the government’s rule limiting mass gatherings to not more than 15 people in bid to curb […]

Cargill joins efforts with Imaflora to increase cocoa productivity in Brazil

BRAZIL – Cargill has partnered with the non-profit organization, Imaflora to implement two projects to support cocoa producers in Pará, Brazil with an aim of increasing productivity and provide sustainable cocoa for the chocolate industry. […]

Barry Callebaut breaks ground on new chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe

EUROPE – Zurich-based chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, Barry Callebaut has started the construction of the company’s first chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe, which will located in Serbia. The new factory will have an annual […]

Olam Cocoa introduces digitally-led program tackling child labour in Cameroon

CAMEROON – Olam Cocoa, one of the world’s leading cocoa suppliers has introduced the first of its kind, Child labour monitoring and remediation program to be rolled out in Cameroon as part of its global […]

Ugandan monthly coffee exports climb 43% despite fall in neighbouring countries

UGANDA – Uganda earned US$46.73million in February 2020 Coffee exports. This was an increase of 43.37% in value from the same month the previous year. Comparing quantity of coffee exported by type in the same […]

Starbucks extends global roasting network with US$130m roasting facility in China

CHINA – Starbucks will be investing approximately US$130 million in China to open a state-of-the-art roasting facility in 2022, as part of its new Coffee Innovation Park (CIP). As Starbucks largest manufacturing investment outside of […]

FrieslandCampina partners with Barry Callebaut to reduce greenhouse gas emission

NETHERLANDS – Dutch dairy processor, FrieslandCampina has partnered with chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, Barry Callebaut to explore ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The companies will also work in partnership with feed additive producer, […]

The Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Authority sets minimum coffee export price

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Authority has issued a new directive that sets the daily minimum price of coffee for international trade with the main goal of fighting under-invoicing. The directive, which has […]

Rishi Tea & Botanicals unveils Sparkling Botanicals RTD functional beverage line

USA – American tea and botanicals company, Rishi Tea & Botanicals, has launched its ‘groundbreaking’ new product line called Sparkling Botanicals into the explosively growing RTD market. Harnesing its over 20 years of experience in […]