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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UBL, National Agricultural Research Organisation partner to boost local raw material sourcing

UGANDA – Uganda Breweries Limited, subsidiary of Diageo through East African Breweries Limited (EABL), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), to advance agricultural productivity in a bid to boost its local raw materials sourcing. The beer maker currently manufactures 96% of its brands locally and works with over 20,000 farmers countrywide who supply it with raw materials, investing over Ush. 45 billion (US$12.6m) in farming communities annually. This is undertaken through its local raw materials program which targets to source 100% of the…

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Nigerian processor WACOT Limited partners with Syngenta to offer farmers innovative crop-solutions

NIGERIA – WACOT Limited, leading food and agro-processing company in West Africa has partnered with global agritech company Syngenta Crop Protection, to boost Nigeria’s food security and ensure sustainable development of the agriculture sector. The collaboration set to run for five years, will build Nigeria’s agriculture sector with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. In a bid to reach the farmers, the initiative will leverage on WACOT Limited’s wide network as it operates in all 36 states in Nigeria and undertakes production of rice, maize, sorghum, soybean, cocoa, spices, sesame,…

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USAID partners with industry players led by Cargill to launch US$33m livestock management initiative

AFRICA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a five-year US$33 million Transformational Strategies for Farm Output Risk Mitigation (TRANSFORM) initiative, aimed to improve livestock management and combat the threat of zoonotic diseases to both human and animal health in the region. USAID has tapped on the expertise of a consortium of industry players led by Cargill and including Ausvet, Heifer International, and the International Poultry Council (IPC). The initiative will harness innovation to sustainably improve animal health, strengthen animal agriculture production systems in Africa and…

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InspiraFarms, Ifria partner to develop farm to market cold chain solutions in West and North Africa

AFRICA – African providers of cold storage solutions, Ifria Cold Chain Development Company and InspiraFarms, have entered into a regional strategic partnership to bring together deep knowledge in the cold chain business, technology development as well as economic and financial deployment skills in African countries. The partnership leverages on Ifria’s cold chain logistics expertise together with InspiraFarms’ next-generation on-farm cold chain & food handling technology and solutions. Ifria is an integrated cold chain development company operating in franchise, license, or directly- cold chain logistics assets, ranging from added value cold storage/logistic warehouses…

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