‘Demand-creation’ business model key to sustainability

By Will Chu

How to create a new high-value, sustainable business model for African ingredients? By focusing on demand-creation first, production second and engagement with communities, says the founder of baobab start-up Aduna. 

Gulfood: Big, noisy, and very intense

By Eliot Beer

Gulfood’s record numbers and fever-pitch atmosphere only tell part of the show’s story – beneath the noise, the exhibition is becoming increasingly important.

AMIE boss David Wolpert: SAPA

South African bodies lock horns on US poultry

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s Poultry Association (SAPA) has said it will not lower poultry testing standards to accommodate US imports, after an industry body criticised it for “stubborn protectionism” over the country’s poultry market.

GM is being presented as a silver bullet solution to malnutrition in Africa, says Harvard University's Professor Sheila Jasanoff

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‘Starving Africa’ cliché used to push GM: Harvard Professor

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn at the Milan Expo

An over-simplistic image of impoverished, malnutritioned Africa is being used to push the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a senior Harvard professor has warned.

Harden: 'I am excited to return to Africa'

US looks to Africa for export opportunity

By Chloe Ryan

The US aims to grow its food exports to sub-Saharan Africa and is sending its deputy secretary of agriculture, Krysta Harden, to Accra, Ghana, in November to spread the word.

US meat exporters are waiting for South Africa to follow through on deal

US poultry firms wait for South Africa to admit AGOA-deal exports

By Ed Zwirn

The extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) may have occurred over a month ago, but US poultry and pork exporters say they have yet to receive a break under the agreement. And at least one trade group has called for limits on the participation...

FMD infection is rife amongst wild buffalo in countries in southern Africa

New FMD rules could open export opps for African beef

By Chloe Ryan

Changes to international regulatory standards for managing foot and mouth disease (FMD), which were adopted at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) world assembly in Paris last month, have been welcomed in Africa.

Last year, South Africa imported nearly 25,000 tonnes of pork

Meat body welcomes US-South Africa talks

By Chloe Ryan

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the news that trade officials from the US and South Africa are in talks to try to resolve the embargo on US beef and pork from the South African market.

The company's confectionery sales surged at Easter, it said.

Early Easter sweetens sales for Nestlé

By Joyeeta Basu

Nestlé has reported a better than expected sales jump of 4.4% with sales totalling CHF 20.9bn (€20.25bn), boosted by sales of bottled water and chocolate.

Cadbury Kenya to be sales & marketing arm for East Africa, but will no longer produce goods

Mondelēz abandons Kenyan manufacturing

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelēz International will stop manufacturing from its Cadbury Kenya plant at the end of this month as it shifts capacity for Cadbury Drinking Chocolate to Egypt.

African meat exports have increased by around 300% in the past 10 years

Africa – the four pillars of growth

By Elizabeth Bonsall, consultant, Promar International

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the same light as China, other parts of Asia and Latin America, but this is beginning to change.

Does the long-term future of cocoa lie outside West Africa? Photo Credit: WCF


Could West Africa lose its cocoa crown?

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews asks industry leaders if cocoa production will gradually move closer to the burgeoning chocolate markets of China and Brazil or whether West Africa will always be the king of cocoa.

“Kerry’s Durban centre will support our global customers who are expanding their regional footprint...

Irish dairy group beefs up African ingredients presence

By Lynda Searby

The opening last week of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast growing sub-Saharan African region.

Associated British Foods responds to Oxfam's critical report on lang grabbing within the sugar supply chain

Associated British Foods responds to Oxfam land grab criticism

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Sugar producer Illovo – a subsidiary of Associated British Foods – has defended itself against the criticism released in an Oxfam report yesterday in a statement detailing its initiatives within the areas of health, education and community infrastructure.

Rift Valley Fever can lead to demands for livestock culls

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

By Keith Nuthall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening...

Nestlé eyes big food industry opportunities in Africa

Nestlé eyes big food industry opportunities in Africa

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé has identified Africa as one of the biggest areas of opportunity for the food industry in the next ten to twenty years – both within the continent and for European food makers, according to Dr Serigne Diop, director of Nestlé’s R&D centre in...

Eblex Export Conference focuses on Africa

Eblex Export Conference focuses on Africa

By Nicholas Robinson

Attention was focused on Africa as an emerging market for UK meat exports at this year’s Eblex Export Conference in Stoneleigh Park, England.

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

By Melodie Michel

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is campaigning for a pharmaceutical standard on Animal African Trypanosomosis drugs to be implemented in regions affected by the fatal livestock disease.


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