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These are all the posts that have been tagged with africa.

Working towards wheat for the world

Plans to help increase potential wheat yields in the UK to 20 tonnes per hectare within the next 20 years have been launched by Rothamsted Research scientists and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The 20:20 Wheat programme aims to ‘provide the knowledge base and tools to tackle food security challenges for a […]

Extended warehouse operation open for business

DHL Supply Chain and Unilever have opened their Scottish warehousing operation, marking the end of a 21-month project. The expanded automated high bay facility can now house more than 100,000 pallets, allowing DHL to hold Unilever UK & Ireland’s entire ambient foods line and homecare product range to be housed in a single location. The […]

Cargill expands sustainable cocoa scheme

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business – in cooperation with the Ghana Cocoa Board – is expanding its sustainable cocoa program with the launch of a four-year commitment to farmer training in Ghana. The training will be delivered in partnership with Ghanaian-licensed cocoa buying company Akuafo Adamfo and the non-governmental organization Solidaridad West Africa. The aim […]

FlavourCraft deal ‘perfect fit’ for Kerry

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of South African flavours company FlavourCraft for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1993, Durban-based FlavourCraft specialises in the design and manufacture of flavours for meats, soups, sauces, dressings and savoury snacks in the South African and sub-Saharan markets, particularly in Nigeria. “FlavourCraft and […]

TempTRIP system bears fruit

UK fresh fruit firm Blue Skies is using a time/temperature monitoring system from TempTRIP to help make sure that its products retain their quality as they travel from African fields to UK tables in as little as 48 hours. Blue Skies employs more than 2,000 people in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa and Brazil, and supplies […]

Pigeonpea solution to world hunger?

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the humble pigeonpea – known as ‘poor people’s meat’ because of its high protein content – making it the potential key to helping feed the world, according to experts meeting next week at the World Agricultural Forum Congress 2011 in Brussels. Following years of analysis by a global […]

Beer market bounces back

The international beer market staged something of a recovery last year, with global beer consumption increasing by 2.4%, according to Canadean’s new Global Beer Trends report. It’s an improvement on the 0.5 per cent growth seen in 2009, but is still well below the 5 per cent-plus growth rates seen earlier in the decade. However, […]

UK food and drink exports soar

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion (€6.7bn) in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13 per cent on the same period in 2010, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion (€5.1bn) with the […]

Kerry confirms acquisition of Cargill’s global flavours business

Kerry Group, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill’s global flavours business in a £149 million ($170m) deal. Cargill Flavor Systems has international flavour technology development expertise serving a global customer base through provision of flavour ingredients and flavour systems for beverage, […]

Wild about exotic fruits

Capitalising on current consumer interest in exotic fruits, Wild has introduced a new product range. The four different varieties in the range include the African mix, with exotic marula and pink guava from; the Asian mix, featuring Alphonso mangos from India, with lychees, tamarinds and coconut water; a Caribbean medley of red grapefruit from Cuba […]

Valpre to be bottled at new green plant

Coca-Cola South Africa has announced the opening of its new Valpré plant and the introduction of PlantBottle packaging to Africa. The new state-of-the-art facility will fill Valpré Spring Water in Heidelberg, south-east of Johannesburg. Selected for its close proximity to markets and distribution sites in the Guateng Region and a similar source water profile as […]

New distribution agreements for PromOat

Swedish company Biovelop AB has announced the signing of distribution agreements for its PromOat beta glucan soluble fibre ingredient in a further 13 countries around the world. The newly signed agreements cover the distribution of PromOat in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Iran, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and Ukraine. “We are […]

Global recognition for Cargill food safety advances

Its global food safety activities have won Cargill the prestigious President’s Award in the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUoFST) Global Food Industry Awards. The President’s Award is a new category that recognises efforts to advance food science and technology for the benefit of all. “We recognise the application of modern science and […]

Brewer’s whoop!

SABMiller, the brewer behind big name brands such as Peroni, Grolsch and Miller light, has reported a 4% rise in revenue despite falling sales in Europe and flat sales in the US. The world’s second largest brewer saw European lager sales drop 5%, while remaining static in the States, with the company revealing that it […]