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Africa: Arla opens office, facility in Ghana

Arla announces its subsidiary, Arla Foods in Accra, Ghana, which will supply products from its Dano range also sold in Nigeria, including powdered milk...

Asia Pacific: University develops bananas high in pro-vitamin A

Research at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has produced a golden-orange fleshed banana that is rich in pro-vitamin A. The decade-long research, led by...

Africa: Beverage producer Twellium installs Sidel lines

Twellium has invested in two complete lines from Sidel in the West African sub-region. "Flexibility is imperative for the company because of the variety of...

Africa: Biolabex opens lab in Mauritius

Biolabex, a Mauritius-based research and development (R&D) laboratory, launches development and manufacturing activities in BioPark Mauritius. Recently accredited as the first good manufacturing practice or...

Middle East: Survey finds region’s interest in sweet baked goods

Consumers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and South Africa love a sweet bakery snack – but women are worried about the sugar, according to a...

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: 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,...

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...

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...