Ahead of the 2025 World Health Assembly Nutrition deadline, several heads of African Union (AU) member states have called for more commitment and accountability in tackling malnutrition and food insecurity.
During the Dakar 2 African Food Summit, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Canadian government announced the establishment of a special fund to support Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector.
Be it a feasible game plan or just a pipedream, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is determined to make good on its pledge to eradicate hunger in Africa by 2030 by mobilising political support ahead of the African Food Summit.
The Cheerios and Shreddies maker has contributed CFH 100,000 ($101,647) to the Africa Food Prize to unearth the bold initiatives and technical innovations that will create a new era of food security and build great climate change resilience on the continent.
The multilateral development finance institution’s unprecedented Emergency Food Production Facility will help 20 million African farmers to rapidly produce enough cereals to prevent a looming disaster.
Evidence suggests that one in five Africans faced hunger in 2020 – more than double the number of people in other parts of the world. A recent report by the Malabo Montpellier Panel to tackle food security in the region highlights the importance of women...
A new joint venture between Chef Thiam’s US-based West African fonio brand Yolélé and Mali Shi SA, a shea butter manufacturer that provides income to tens of thousands of women through its proprietary sourcing operations, has received a $1.98m grant from...
Amazi Foods is a mindful food company that is helping consumers to feel better in and of themselves with guilt-free, nutrient-packed snacks that are 100% made-in-Uganda and expected to contribute more than $13m to the African country’s economy.
The global ingredients specialist has opened subsidiaries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria to cement customer relationships and localise production using indigenous raw materials, which will lessen the continent’s reliance on food imports and...
BEMA – Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Allied – is hosting an online event to raise money and awareness for The Women’s Bakery, which works to empower women, who produce nutritious bread for East African communities.
PepsiCo has agreed to acquire White Star and Pioneer Foods Group for R23.63bn ($1.7 billion), which will create a leading food and beverage company in Africa with a commitment to building a more sustainable future and investing in communities.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) says it foresees rolling roll out new varieties of drought- and disease-resistant grains to African farmers next year to increase food security in the region.
Zimbabwe’s depleted bread supplies have markedly improved; Nestlé launches initiative in East Africa to potentially save lives; Sudan ups subsidies to lower bread prices and Kenya’s cereals board stares at a $39m loss.
UK-based agribusiness impact investor AgDevCo has secured £55m ($71m) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to expand its portfolio of sustainable investments in African agriculture.
This month, be kind to yourself – and the environment with a snack made from ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste – with punch of protein and African superfoods, but still retaining the ultimate indulgence: BakeryandSnacks takes a look...
South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as well in the international arena due to a stronger rand.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa, beginning operations April 1, 2016.
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.
Golden Peanut Co., a subsidiary of Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland Co., has acquired an 80% ownership stake in the assets of a South African peanut business and a 50% ownership stake in a South African pecan business.
Mandatory flour fortification across most of francaphone Africa is fuelling business opportunities for enrichment specialists, but education at ground-level will be crucial to the sector’s future, says Mühlenchemie.