EU grants Uganda US$4.1m to boost coffee and cocoa sector

UGANDA – The European Union (EU) has granted Uganda US$4.1 million to boost the country’s coffee and cocoa industries. The grant agreement sealed by Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija and the EU ambassador to Uganda, […]

Angola receives US$74.5m EU funding to boost food security

ANGOLA –The European Union has released US$74.56 million to aid the execution of the Reinforcement, Resilience and Nutritional Food Security Programme (FRESAN) in the southern region of Angola. Matteo Tonini, representative of the Food and […]

European Union pledges support for Ghana’s fisheries sector

GHANA – The Fisheries sector in Ghana is set to receive support from the European union with a motif of contributing to food security, improving nutrition and livelihoods of the fishing communities in the country. […]

EU and FAO sign US$13.6m deal to support global food security in Gambia

GAMBIA – The European Union (EU) and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), alongside its partner agencies have signed a US$13.60 million deal to support programs designed to address food security as well […]

WFP promotes local nutritious foods to reduce malnutrition in Tanzania

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has embarked on a nationwide campaign to promote use of local nutritious foods in a bid to alleviate malnutrition among communities in Tanzania, according to the IPP media. […]

South Africa to impose 35.3% safeguard duty on EU bone-in chicken

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Revenue Service has published notifications that seek to impose a 35.3% safeguard duty on EU bone-in chicken imports with immediate effect, something that is likely to affect the competitiveness of […]

Tanzania receives US$115m European Union funding to boost agriculture

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has received US$115.91 million (Tsh265 billion) from the European Union to enhance productivity and competitiveness in the Agricultural sector. According to the Citizen, the programme dubbed ‘agri- connect’ would […]

Mondelez adopts contingency plans as businesses prepare in case of a hard Brexit

EUROPE – Mondelēz International, owners of the iconic British chocolate brand Cadbury’s, has begun stockpiling ingredients and finished products like chocolates and confectionery to avoid the potential pitfalls of a no-deal Brexit scenario. According to […]

EFSA to review potential hazards and safety levels of food contact material bisphenol A

EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has unveiled a new working group of scientific experts to evaluate recent technological data on the potential hazards and safety limits of the food contact material bisphenol […]