Japan partners with Malawi in pest surveillance project to boost productivity

MALAWI – The Japanese government has availed more than US$293000 (K222.6 Million) to fund a project that seeks fight fall and African armyworms in Malawi. The project dubbed “Strengthening, monitoring and early warning system for […]

Japan’s Oisix to acquire plant-based meal kit company Purple Carrot

USA – Japanese organic food delivery service, Oisix ra daichi Inc. has announced that it will acquire Purple Carrot, the plant-based meal kit company with operations in the U.S for US$12.8 million. The transaction combines […]

Japanese organisation inaugurates Shea butter processing facility in Ghana

GHANA – The Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) has handed over a shea butter processing facility to a farming community in Gushegu Municipality, Northern region of Ghana. […]

Sealed Air partners Kuraray to increase capacity in plant-based food packaging

USA – Sealed Air Corporation, the American packaging company has partnered Kuraray, a Japanese supplier of specialty materials to invest in production of plant-based food packaging. The agreement will see Sealed Air increase its capacity […]

Japan receives approval to export dairy products to the EU

ASIA – Japan has received the approval of the European Commission to export dairy products to the European Union following the request of the same. According to the Dairy Reporter, Japan had made a request […]

Ministry partners Japanese agency in project to boost rice production

GHANA- The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in Ghana, has partnered the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in a move to help rice farmers to scale up the production of quality local rice in […]

Japan feed production highest in five years at 23.9 million tonnes

JAPAN – Japan feed production reached 23.9 million tonnes in 2017-18 driven by strong demand from the poultry sector, rising to its highest level since 2012-13, a World Grain report suggests. Citing reference to a […]

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed […]

Japan scraps ban on liquid baby formula with new standards for manufacturers

JAPAN – Japan’s milk industry has welcomed its government’s decision to revise an ordinance that prohibited the production and sale of liquid baby formula, reversing the ban that had permitted powdered product only. According to […]