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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: 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...

Europe: Mettler Toledo gives five-year generator warranty for machine range

Mettler-Toledo is offering an industry first, five-year generator warranty for all new x-ray inspection systems within the X-Series range, purchased with either a Standard...

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...

Africas: Woolworths’ to get FSC-certified labels

Avery Dennison Corporation and Rotolabel will provide responsibly-sourced label materials for Woolworths South Africa. In this collaboration, Avery Dennison will provide Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified...

Africa: IFAD, AfricaRice to strengthen region’s rice sector

Two project concept notes from Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) totaling US$4 million were being considered by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for...

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,...

World: Beam Suntory buys 50% of South African company

Beam Suntory has acquired a 50% equity stake in ABV Brands Proprietary Ltd., an independent distributor of premium spirits in South Africa, from Cyprus-based...

Middle East: Region can enjoy consistent milk supply, says Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak’s OneStep processing technology is now enabling milk producers to prepare ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk from powder in one step, reducing operational cost by...

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