Egypt reintroduces government pre-shipment inspections for grain imports

EGYPT – Egypt has reintroduced mandatory plant quarantine pre-shipment inspections for grain imports according to the Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In accordance with the international provisions, all […]

Leap India Food Logistics raises US$23m to improve India’s grain supply chain

INDIA – Leap India Food Logistics, an agricultural warehousing and logistics firm has raised Rs 164 crore (about US$23 million) in Series-B funding from the Danish SDG Investment fund and Neev Fund. The firm will […]

Louis Dreyfus Company secures US$100m to expand operations

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading merchant and processor of agricultural products has secured a US$100 million financing facility from the EBRD to facilitate the company’s regional expansion. The funding will support LDC’s operations […]

Ceres Global’s chief financial officer Kyle Egbert steps down

USA – Agricultural, energy and industrial products merchandising and supply chain company, Ceres Global has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Kyle Egbert, will be leaving the company in February 2020 to pursue a new […]

Zimbabwe’s private, public sector collaborate in boosting grain production

ZIMBABWE – PHI Commodities, subsidiary of National Foods Limited has committed to fund over 20 000 hectares of both maize and wheat production under contract farming during the 2019/2020 summer cropping season. This is in […]

Algeria’s cereal import falls 12% as the government gears towards reducing soft wheat imports to 4M tonnes

ALGERIA – Algeria’s cereal import bill dropped 12% to US$2.1 billion in the nine months to September 30, down from US$2.4 billion in the same period last year. Algeria, one of the world’s biggest grain […]

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 […]