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Africa: Drought threatens food supply in the region

With as little as 25% of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the...

Africa: Informa show to focus on smart manufacturing

Cairo will hold Africa Food Manufacturing or AFM from April 22-24, 2017 to bring innovation to the food manufacturing sector under the theme Smart...

Africa: Startup provides clean drinking water technology to Kenya

Maji Safi has installed 10 large slow sand filters in rural schools in Kenya, and Jafvert and Howarter have installed similar filters in Colombia,...

Africas: Symrise, partners join Save the Children program

Vanilla supplier Symrise, Unilever, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit join Save the Children to help improve the livelihoods of vanilla farming communities in...

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...
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