Chinese fruit supply company Hongjiu Fruit raises US$71m in funding

CHINA – Hongjiu Fruit, which operates across the fruit supply chain in Asia, has secured US$71 million (500 million yuan) in funding as part of its Series C round led by the CMC Capital Partners.  […]

Morocco’s cereal production declines 40.5% to 6.1m tonnes

MOROCCO – Morocco’s cereal production declined by 40.5% during the 2018-2019 crop year to at 6.1 million tonnes, according to a report published by the Moroccan Ministry of Finance. The report cites poor the rainfall […]

Pick n Pay launches plastic and packaging-free horticulture retail section

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay, South Africa second largest retailer, has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone – in 13 stores across the country. According […]

Corteva Agriscience partners AGRA to boost cereals, fruit production in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has entered into a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in a deal that seeks to boost cereals, fruit and vegetable production […]