World’s first sustainable rice partnership shortlisted for US$100m grant

ASIA – The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to promote efficiency and sustainability in the in the global rice sector, has been shortlisted for a US$100 million grant from the MacArthur […]

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 […]

Saudi’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. to acquire grain terminal in Egypt

EGYPT – Saudi Arabia’s Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), a Saudi joint stock company owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to acquire a grain terminal in […]

Flour Mills of Nigeria banks on turnaround initiatives to boost growth

NIGERIA-Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), one of Nigeria’s leading integrated food and agro-allied company, envisions continuous growth in key segments as strategy to delivered improved margins and operational efficiencies which will in turn result […]

South Korea injects US$8m into Ghana’s rice sector to improve production

GHANA- The Government of South Korea will be injecting US$8 million in Ghana’s rice sector to improve production and activities along the value chains over the next four years. The two governments have also signed […]

ADM buys European citrus flavor ingredients provider Ziegler Group

GERMANY – The global food processing and commodities trading company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reached an agreement to acquire the Ziegler Group, a leading European provider of natural citrus flavor ingredients. ADM said […]

Zimbabwe millers call for suspension of shop licencing law to open-up trade

ZIMBABWE -The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has appealed to the government to suspend shop licensing laws to allow more middlemen to distribute stock from the millers. GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara said that local […]

Cargill lines up US$200m investment to grow business in Pakistan

ASIA – The global agricultural merchant, Cargill has announced plans to invest more than US$200 million in Pakistan to grow its food and agricultural business in the next three to five years. Planned investment will […]

South Africa’s maize and soya production to decline as drought prolongs

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa, may experience a decline in soya beans and maize production following the continued drought that has affected planting in the countries western regions, reports Business Day. […]