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Africa: Cargill opens licensed buying company in Ghana

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has established its licensed buying company (LBC) following the successful application for a license from the Ghanaian Cocoa Board...

Africa: Nespresso helps rebuild South Sudan’s coffee industry

Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country's coffee industry. The resulting Nespresso limited edition Grand...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Africa: Cameroon cocoa farmers beneficiaries of Cargill’s program

More than 9,500 cocoa farmers in Cameroon have received more than €1.4 million (US$1.57 million) in premium payments – the largest ever certification premium...

Africa: Olam certified for water stewardship in Tanzania

Olam International has become the first agri-business globally to achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard certification for its Aviv Coffee Plantation in...

Africa: UPM Raflatac buys certain Labelcote assets

UPM Raflatac has acquired selected assets of the South African label stock distributor Labelcote, part of Tiger Packaging. The parties have agreed not to...

Europe: Barry Callebaut, Tony’s Chocolonely partner on traceable sustainable cocoa

Barry Callebaut has installed a cocoa butter tank in its factory in Wieze/Belgium to produce cocoa butter from traceable beans sourced from Tony’s Chocolonely’s...

Africa: IFF, Unilever, agencies partner for farmers’ welfare

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Unilever and non-governmental organizations are partnering together to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder vetiver farmers in Haiti. The partnership,...

Africa: Pentair, partners open solar-powered community site

Pentair joins The Coca-Cola Company, Ericsson, Medshare, Phillips, Solarkiosk and TIGO Rwanda to open the flagship solar-powered Ekocenter in Ruhunda, Rwanda. The site was designed...

Africa: Malawi gets US$22.6M for malnutrition among children, disease prevention causes

The World Bank has granted Malawi US$22.6 million just over half of which will be used to help curb acute malnutrition in under-five children...

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