Cargill invests digital engineering in blockchain to support food and agric supply chain

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has said that it is investing its own digital engineering technology to accelerate development of blockchain that will address global challenges in food and agricultural supply chains. The company is adopting the Hyperledger Grid, a project for building supply chain solutions seeking to address the factors standing in…

ibert seeks establishing biogas plants in South Africa’s abattoirs

SOUTH AFRICA - ibert, a company which converts bio-waste into energy in South Africa, has a put forth a business proposition to South Africa’s abattoirs to set up biogas plants as a means of resolving animal waste disposal, reports Business Day. Otto Hager, Chief Executive Officer and founder ibert, said that the through the investment,…

AB InBev partners Benson Hill to improve barley varieties and sustainability

USA – The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has formed a strategic partnership with an agricultural biotechnology company, Benson Hill to improve barley quality and sustainability. The partnership will utilize Benson Hill Biosystems’ platform Breed, powered by CropOS to advance barley breeding. According to AB InBev, the strategic collaboration positions it a position to provide…

South Africa, Namibia sign agreement to boost fish industry

SOUTH AFRICA –South Africa and Namibia have signed a fisheries Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two countries work collaboratively to boost the fishing industry and curb illegal fishing, reports Business Day. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said that the agreement poses a sigh of relief to the economy which has…

Diageo Plc appoints Gabriel as new Head of Society in Africa

AFRICA - Diageo Plc, multinational alcoholic beverages company, has appointed Gabriel Opoku-Asare as Head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) for the Africa Region, effective February 1, 2019, reports Ghana News Agency. In statement issued and signed by Nana Boakye Yiadom, the Head of Corporate Communication Guinness Ghana Breweries Plc, said Mr Opoku-Asare will lead Diageo’s…

Guinness Nigeria launches initiative to promote agriculture

NIGERIA ­– Guinness Nigeria Plc, has launched an agricultural scheme under the mantra “Grow with Nigeria” as it seeks to align its operation with the Federal government’s efforts to diversify the Nigerian economy through the promotion of agriculture, reports Beverage Industry News. Baker Magunda, Managing Director Guinness Nigeria said that the initiative is s gesture…

BASF pledges support to end plastic waste and pollution in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - BASF, a multinational chemical company, has pledged support to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in its bid to reduce plastic waste and pollution in Africa. AEPW is a new initiative of global companies, of which BASF is a founding member, and has committed over US$1 billion with the goal of…

Coca-Cola champions a world without waste, scalable diversification in year review

USA – Apart from growing a world-class and fructuous business, the Coca Cola Company took up a strategic growth path to ward off the shrinking soda category that is threatened by the changing consumer preference for healthier drinks. With the rising concerns around plastic waste pollution and ethical business practices, the world’s soft beverages giant…

SAPA calls for increase in tariffs to protect South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA -  South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) has proposed a hike in import tariffs of frozen chicken portions to 82% saying that cheap imports from Brazil are hurting the competitiveness of the local industry. According to the association, the hefty increase in tariffs, for bone-in and boneless portions, will shield the local industry from…

Burger king to open new outlet in Kenya as competition increase

KENYA - The American global fast food franchise, Burger King, is set to open a new branch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as its seeks to increase is store count in the country, reports Business Daily. The expansion will increase the number of the Burger King’s food outlets to five and comes at a time when…