Cargill India appoints Simon George as new President

INDIA – The American agricultural major, Cargill has appointed Simon George, as the new President of its Indian business to succeed Siraj Chaudhry who stepped down as Chairman and Cargill’s country representative. Simon was Managing Director for starches and sweeteners division in the country and brings in 30 years’ experience from the industry that is,…

Cargill upbeats investment, farmer support as it marks 10 years in Ghana

GHANA – The global agricultural corporation, Cargill has announced plans for future investment in the chocolate business and support for cocoa farmers as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in Ghana. The company is also toasting to mark a decade of sustainability and innovation in the Ghana cocoa chain through its unique business model. Under its…

Cargill acquires Colombian poultry products producer Campollo

USA – The global agribusiness company, Cargill has acquired Colombia’s leading chicken and protein products producer Campollo for an undisclosed amount to expand its global poultry business. Campollo which has a strong footprint in Colombia through its products and 20-year presence, will expand Cargill’s business in Latin America that is in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala,…

Cargill to invest US$70m in Thailand’s seafood and poultry in 2 years

ASIA – The American grain and agricultural trading corporation, Cargill has announced that it is committed to invest more than US$70 million in poultry and seafood in Thailand over the next two years. The investment aims to meet global demand and increasing consumption of the products while addressing the company’s innovation strategy. Cargill is looking…

Cargill to invest US$235m in 2 years in Philippines to grow business

ASIA – Cargill has said that it has lined up US$235 million (PHP 12.5 billion) in growing its business in the Philippines in the next 2 years. The company said this is poised to help meet increased domestic demand for chicken and pork, as well as delivering solutions in key areas of the global agricultural…

Brian Sikes to lead Cargill Protein and Salt, joins executive team

USA– Agribusiness giant Cargill has named Brian Sikes to lead its global protein and salt businesses after as he also joins the Executive Board of the company. Sikes, a 36-year veteran of Cargill 199, will succeed Todd Hall, who has retired. Sikes most recently led the transformation of the North American protein business, which has delivered…

Cargill and DSM to establish a joint venture for zero-calorie sweetener options

USA – Royal DSM and Cargill have partnered to form a joint venture that seeks to develop zero-calorie, great tasting sweetener options for food and beverage producers. This comes to address the increasing need for healthier sweeteners which are non-artificial, provide less calories without compromising on the final product taste and preferences. The new venture,…

Cargill to close its soybean crush and oil refinery facility in Lusaka, Zambia

ZAMBIA – Cargill has announced that it will cease all operations at its soybean processing and vegetable oil refinery plant in Lusaka, Zambia effective end of October. The American based grain and agricultural corporation made the decision in regard to increasing amount of illegal imports of vegetable oil from neighbouring countries, a Lusaka Times report…

ADM and Cargill form new technology joint venture to support farmers in N. America

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill, Incorporated have formed new joint venture Grainbridge LLC, a technology platform to support farmers in North America with grain marketing skills. The partnership intends to provide grain marketing decision support, e-commerce and account management software for North American farmers. The platform will also engage in development of…

Cargill launches food starch sustainability program across Europe

BELGIUM – The global agribusiness major, Cargill has unveiled a farm-based program aimed at enhancing sustainability of food starch in waxy corn growing regions across Europe. Dubbed Waxy Corn Promise™, the program looks to leverage strong partnerships between Cargill, farmers and co-op suppliers to address sustainability challenges in growing of food starch. With the initiative,…