KFC opens new outlet in Ghana featuring safe, convenient services

GHANA – Masco Foods, franchise owners of the KFC brand in Ghana has cut ribbon to its 20th store in Accra. The new store features KFC’s brand-new design, offering not only dine-in services but also takeaway, drive-thru and delivery options, in a bid to offer safe, convenient and seamless service to customers as the world continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. The management of Masco Foods while opening the new outlet, took the opportunity to express their gratitude to the company’s staff for their relentless effort in ensuring that…

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Locally produced complete layer feed by Koudijs launches in Ghana to enhance poultry production

GHANA – Koudijs Ghana Ltd, part of Netherlands based Koudijs Animal Nutrition, subsidiary of Royal De Heus has launched the revolutionary complete layer feed solution in the market. According to the leading producer of complete feed programs, concentrates and premixes in Ghana, the new feed provides poultry farmers with the right and strictly controlled nutrients in the most balanced ratios. It eliminates the challenge that most farmers face of purchasing poultry feeds from multiple suppliers, containing different qualities and later mixing them to feed the birds. This wasn’t the best…

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Upfield commits to sustainable development of shea sector, joins Global Shea Alliance

GHANA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition and the leading producer of plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA). The company has also registered as a GSA sustainability partner, committing to promoting the sustainable development of the shea sector. GSA is a non-profit industry association with 560 members from 35 countries, including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and NGOs, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Through public-private partnerships, the alliance promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and…

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Ghanaian digital farming platform Complete Farmer raises funding, launches new offering

GHANA – Complete Farmer, an end-to-end digital farming platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ingressive Capital as it plans to expand into other markets. Desmond Koney, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Complete Farmer, said he was excited about the next chapter and the start-up’s partnership with Ingressive Capital. “Together, we believe we are going to transform agriculture using technology and innovations to realise Africa’s potential to feed the world. “With the network within the Ingressive capital family and the synergies with the existing portfolio companies, this partnership…

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Ghana to regulate oil palm sector, cocoa value chain actors and score performance of processing companies

GHANA – Ghana, through the Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) under the auspices of Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA), is set to regulate the oil palm sector to help transform and boost the economy through trading. The move, targeting to manage cultivation and pricing of the commodity, is also aimed to enhance market access for palm oil value chain players and ensure that finished products meet both local and international market standards, reports Ghana News Agency. “The license would help unveil bad practitioners of oil palm plantation to…

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Delivery startup Glovo launches in fifth market Ghana

GHANA – Glovo, a Spanish delivery startup, has launched its operations in Ghana, making it the second market in West Africa and the fifth African country after Kenya, Morocco, Uganda and Cote d’Ivoire, where the firm has established operations. The on-demand platform aims to make the lives of Ghanaians easier by providing access to convenient delivery services anywhere in Accra from local restaurants, stores and businesses in the city. Through the Glovo app, users can simply log on and order food, groceries and drinks, or they can send a courier…

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Ghana, UK ratify trade partnership agreement worth US$1.67 billion

GHANA – Ghana and the United Kingdom have penned a trade partnership agreement that secures tariff-free trade and provides a platform for greater economic and cultural cooperation. The agreement was signed by Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss and Ghana’s Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Peprah Ampratwum, at the Department for International Trade in central London. Secretary Truss was joined on a video call by Ghana’s Minister Designate for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, to mark the signing. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) valued at £1.2 billion…

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West Africa to earn US$1.5 billion from sale of cashew, spearheaded by new USDA, TechnoServe programs

WEST AFRICA – TechchnoServe, an international non-profit organization has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the development of the cashew sector in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. The support will enable the expansion of the BeninCajù project in Benin and launch of the new Prosper Cashew program in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria, which will help drive change across this important value chain, benefitting thousands of farmers and others employed in the sector. According to TechnoServe, the five-year Promoting Opportunities for Cashew Processing…

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Fan Milk Ghana reports massive decline in full year profit dropping by 97% due to COVID-19 pandemic

GHANA – Fan Milk Ghana, subsidiary of multinational food-products corporation Danone has reported a 12% decline in full year revenue to GH¢373.58 million (US$64.9m), despite improved demand for the company’s products in the final quarter of the year as consumer confidence recover. The decline in turn-over is attributed to the unfavourable performance in the earlier part of the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which significantly limited the movement of company’s sales representative who use bicycles to penetrate communities and local markets. Fortunately, the management kept a tight…

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Chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli launches new bar sweetened using cocoa pod from Swiss-Ghanaian start-up Koa

GHANA – Lindt & Sprüngli, a global leader in the premium chocolate sector has partnered with a Swiss-Ghanaian start-up Koa to develop a new chocolate bar sweetened using cocoa pod’s pulp. The new chocolate known as Excellence Cacao Pur is exclusively made of 82% cocoa beans and 18% cocoa pulp from Koa. The use of cocoa pulp replaces the conventional refined sugar and create new flavor experiences with the chocolate maker indicating that the bar has an initial fruity and sour taste, followed by intense cocoa notes. “2021 will be…

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