Canadian agri-food company secures US$229m funding to support expansion

CANADA – La Coop Fédérée, a Canadian agri-food business has secured CAD 300 million ($229.1 million) in funding from four investors to support the company’s expansion strategy. The company said the proceeds from the subscription […]

Australian scientists develop new method for efficient production of drought-resilient wheat

AUSTRALIA – Australian scientists have developed a new method that could help breeders develop drought-resilient crops quickly, cheaply and accurately. The scientists, from The Australian National University (ANU), ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy […]

Botswana’s Cereal Production to Decrease to 8,000 tonnes in 2019

BOTSWANA – According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) quarterly global report on crop prospect and food situation, Cereal production in Botswana is estimated at a low 8 000 tonnes this year which […]

Zimbabwe imports 17,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to ease shortage

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe has commenced importation of 17,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to alleviate food shortages brought about by the El-Nino-induced drought compounded by Cyclone Idai which hit Zimbabwe in March, destroying many crops […]

Japanese consortium to fund Kenyan small-scale sorghum processors

KENYA – A consortium of private firms from Japan have rolled out an initiative to equip and fund Kenyan small scale processors to add value to sorghum in efforts to boost uptake of the traditional […]

Bunge acquires stake in Brazilian grains and inputs supplier Agrofel Grains

BRAZIL – Global agribusiness company, Bunge has entered into an agreement to acquire 30% stake in a Brazilian-grain sourcing business, Agrofel Grains and Inputs. Agrofel sells agricultural supplies in the southern state of Rio Grande […]

Zambia partners with USAID in commissioning first hybrid maize seed export to DRC

ZAMBIA – Zambian government in partnership with the South African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the USAID have commissioned the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This […]

USAID donates cold storage facility to Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute

ZAMBIA – The USA government through USAID’s Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project, officially handed over a rebuilt cold storage facility to the Zambia Seed Control and Certification Institute, SCCI in Chilanga Southern […]

Terra Ingredients and Stone Mill partner in expanding roasting capabilities

USA – Terra Ingredients, a leading supplier of ingredients to the consumer packaged goods and animal feed markets and Stone Mill have expanded their roasting services with the addition of a new roasting solution. Stone […]

International Grain Council raises global grain production forecast by 11m tonnes

USA – The International Grains Council (IGC) has revised its forecast for total world grain production in 2019-20 upwards by 11 million tonnes. In its most recent monthly Grain Market Review (GMR) the IGC said […]