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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...

Africa: Liqui-box buys equipment maker

Liqui-Box has signed a definitive agreement to acquire both the engineering and flexible operations of Maverick, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Maverick...

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: Cocoa Life program lauded for strengthening communities

Two reports by human rights consultancy Embode commend Cocoa Life program's holistic approach and direct work with cocoa communities in its supply chain. Embode...

Africa: Coca-Cola fills beverages with fruit with KHS lines

Coca-Cola Canners in South Africa has opted for a high-performance hot filling line from KHS for its juice and sports beverages. It was decided to...

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,...

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...
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