Louis Dreyfus Company forms joint venture with Japanese specialty coffee merchant Zephyr Japan

JAPAN – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods has signed a joint venture agreement with Zephyr Japan, specialty coffee merchants based in Japan providing premium coffees to Japanese consumers. The partnership represents LDC’s first venture in Japan, a fast-growing market for specialty coffees, aimed to position LDC to increase premium coffee flows into Japan and East Asian markets. This another positive step forward for LDC’s specialty business, growing its market share in a segment specialty coffee market which is expected to exceed US$83 billion…

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AQUAtap Oasis Partnership SARL collaborates with Orange DRC to pioneer digital distribution of clean water

DRC – AQUAtap Oasis Partnership SARL, a joint venture between Canadian Quest Water Global and Kalo Products SARL based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has partnered with telecommunication company, Orange DRC to foster an easier and reliable mode for the citizens to access clean water. Quest Water Global, is an innovative water technology company and developer of the fully automated, solar-powered AQUAtap water purification, desalination, and distribution technology. Under the partnership, Orange DRC will enhance AQUAtap Oasis’ ability to serve the DRC population in securing access to clean…

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Uganda Breweries partners with government to spearhead its local raw material sourcing agenda

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has entered into a 5-year partnership with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), to boost its Local Raw Materials (LRM) program and take a step closer to achieving its ultimate goal of sourcing 100% of the raw materials for the brewery, locally. The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) is a Presidential initiative aimed to facilitate socio-economic transformation in the country by raising of homestead income levels and generating wealth for families through the transformation of agriculture by turning subsistence farmers into commercial farmers. Through this partnership, the…

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Unga Group partners with Dutch Nutreco to establish JVs in Kenya, Uganda

KENYA – Unga Group, a Kenyan-based holding company with investments in flour milling and manufacturing of human nutrition products and animal feeds, has forged an investment agreement with Nutreco International B.V. to establish joint venture companies in Kenya and Uganda through its subsidiaries Unga Farm Care and Unga Millers. Under the agreement, Unga Farm Care, the region’s leading manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of quality animal nutrition and health products, will invest in the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture company in Kenya with the Dutch animal nutrition…

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Tetra Pak partners with SA food company Synercore to boost innovation along food value chain in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – World’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak, has entered into a partnership with a South African food research, application and ingredient company, Synercore Food Holdings. The collaboration is aimed to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa. According to Tetra Pak, the engagement is a positive move towards a more integrated approach to delivering good quality products in Africa, than either Tetra Pak or Synercore could deliver alone. It has also been built on the back…

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Coca-Cola introduces Minute Maid brand in Angola through partnership with local beverage company Refriango

ANGOLA – Refriango, one of Angola’s leading producers and distributers of soft beverages, energy drinks and alcoholic beverages, has entered into a partnership with one of the world’s largest soft drink companies, Coca-Cola. Under the agreement, Refriango will commence local production of Coca-Cola’s fruit-based juice brand Minute Maid, coming in three flavours tropical, orange and apple. The partnership is also aimed to open new market opportunities for the Angolan company, as it is eyeing the export routes to Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We…

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Nigeria’s Ellah Lakes crosses boarder into Ghana, enters into partnership with KJM Trading Limited

WEST AFRICA – Ellah Lakes Plc, a diversified Nigerian agribusiness company has entered into a partnership with Ghanaian KJM Trading Limited, to establish its presence in the neighbouring West African country. With the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the parties have set out the broad framework of their intention to work together to facilitate the development of ELP’s business interests and operations in Ghana. This is part of Ellah Lake’s strategic plan to establish its presence in three other Anglophone countries in West Africa, starting with Ghana, reports Naira Metrics. Chuka…

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Shoprite keeps customers in mind renews partnership with global Customer Data Science company dunnhumby

SOUTH AFRICA – Shoprite, the grocery retailer in Africa with over 500 stores and 20 million customers across the continent, has renewed its partnership with dunnhumby, the global player in Customer Data science. This will enable Shoprite to continue personalising customer experience as it continues to evolve its business to better serve its clientele, with the introduction of the Xtra Savings cards and their continued commitment to low prices. “We continue to innovate and leverage new technology to meet consumer expectations, and over the last eight years dunnhumby has worked…

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Zimbabwe to undertake inaugural artificial insemination on rabbits in partnership with South African specialist

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is set to commence the use of artificial insemination (AI) on rabbits for the first time, following the Zimbabwe Commercial Rabbit Breeders Association (ZICORBA) entering into a deal with a reputable South African veterinary specialist, Vriesit Andrology Laboratories, for provision of the technology. The agreement is expected to significantly boost the country’s commercial rabbit breeding industry. According to reports by Chronicle, France and South Africa are among a handful of countries globally that practice artificial insemination on rabbits, especially for the purposes of commercial production of rabbits…

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Leading food ingredients company Kerry to commence local production in Nigeria, partners with Cormart Ltd

NIGERIA – Cormart Nigeria Limited, a leading producer and distributor of chemical and food raw materials in Nigeria, has partnered with Kerry, to enable the world’s leading manufacturer of food flavours and ingredients to undertake local production in the West African nation. Both companies have been having a long-standing relationship which has seen Kerry avail its products in the Nigerian market over the years. The partnership will enable the multinational to be more sensitive and responsive to the local market requirements. To this end, Nigerian manufacturers will be able to…

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