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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...

World: Brenntag Chemicals Nigeria opens to offer warehouse services locally

Brenntag Chemicals Nigeria Ltd was recently established in Lagos, Nigeria. The company says the country is currently ranking number one in terms of gross domestic...

World: Hershey, partners build health center in West Africa

The Hershey Company, Blommer Chocolate and Olam Cocoa have together funded and built a community health center in Teapleau, Cote d’Ivoire as part of...

World: Nestlé creates factory blueprint costing half the time, resources to build in Africa

Nestlé has created a blueprint for a factory that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about 50-60%...

World: Cargill paid €14M paid to cocoa farmers in 2015

In 2015, cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire have received more than €7 million (US$7.77 million) in premium payments under the Cargill Cocoa Promise, while...

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...

World: Report finds unsustainable food system with hungry people

Today’s global food system has major weaknesses: nearly 800 million people are left hungry, one-third of the human race is malnourished, over half of...

World: Food insecurity spreads in Pacific, Caribbean states

Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37...

Africa: Authorities approve large soft drink operation

The South African Competition Tribunal has given the green light for The Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger parties - SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company,...

World: Mondelēz International employees impart business skills to farmers

More than 12,000 employees volunteered nearly 40,000 hours across 70 countries during Mondelēz International's annual Global Volunteer Month campaign in October 2015. Among the volunteers,...

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