Kenyan agri-tech startup Taimba secures funding to expand operations

KENYA – B2B agri-tech startup Taimba, which operates a mobile-based cashless platform connecting rural smallholder farmers to urban retailers, has accessed US$277,000 in funding through a partnership with Enviu and the DOEN Foundation. Taimba sources […]

Amethis Fund II to acquire minority stake in Kenyan retail chain Naivas

KENYA – Amethis Fund II, Paris-based private equity fund is set to acquire a minority equity stake in Kenyan retail chain Naivas Limited in a deal estimated to be worth billions of shilling. “We are […]

PepsiCo and CARE partner with Egypt to launch US$3.7m women focused agricultural program

EGYPT – The Ministry of Social Solidarity in Egypt in partnership with PepsiCo Egypt and CARE Egypt have inked a partnership protocol to launch the She Feeds the World (SFtW) program with a US$3.7m investment […]

Brookside Dairy seeking general, production and technical managers

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager – Production, Production and Technical managers, technical operators and maintenance technicians. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, […]

Canada to invest US$29m in crop research and innovation in 5 years

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled US$29.61 million (C$39.3 million) funding to enhance research and innovation in crops such as barley, wheat, diverse field crops and soybeans over the next five years. The funding […]

Cargill lines up US$200m investment to grow business in Pakistan

ASIA – The global agricultural merchant, Cargill has announced plans to invest more than US$200 million in Pakistan to grow its food and agricultural business in the next three to five years. Planned investment will […]

Nestle partners Danimer to develop biodegradable water bottle

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific, a Georgia based biopolymer manufacturer to collaboratively develop biodegradable plastic bottles for Nestle’s water business. Nestle will utilize Danimer’s PHA polymer Nodax™ (polyhydroxyalkanoates- PHA), […]

Diageo unveils eight Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies

USA – The global multinational brewer, Diageo has partnered television network HBO to launch a limited-edition range of Game of Thrones-themed Scotch whiskies. According to the company, the Game of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection has […]