Women Empowerment

Consumers are increasingly opting for cashews and hazelnuts for their taste and perceived nutritional benefits, yet the farmers producing these nuts don’t always have the means to meet their own health and nutrition needs. Pic: ofi

ofi ticks up the milestones in first Nuts Trails impact report

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients supplier provided health and nutrition support for 105,000 people in its cashew and hazelnut supply chains last year - one of several achievements listed in its impact report that looks back over the past 12 months.

Generation Africa's agripreneurs are a testament to Africa’s innovative vision in action. Pic: Generation Africa

The groundbreaking innovations coming out of Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Kraken’ - the world’s most advanced palm nut de-sheller; scaling up Madagascar’s spice and herb value chains to benefit poor households; and a disease-free potato strain to combat Africa’s potato shortage are among the winners of Generation Africa’s...

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

By Gill Hyslop

The female-founded snack brand – now a PepsiCo brand – furthers its legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs with a new cohort of Project winners and showcasing Rise – created in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine and...

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

By Gill Hyslop

At the International Bakery Industry Exposition (IBIE) held in Las Vegas, US, last month, Dawn Foods unveiled its 2023 global bakery trends reports and showcased it’s game-changing non-sticky doughnut glaze. BakeryandSnacks also used the opportunity to...

Stacy's has issued a shout out for its next cohort of Stacy's Rise Project entrants. Pic: Stacy's

Stacy’s rises to the occasion to celebrate women of resilience

By Gill Hyslop

The PepsiCo Frito-Lay-owned brand is ramping up its legacy of championing women entrepreneurs with a short film created by acclaimed filmmaker Nisha Ganatra, featuring poetry by Rupi Kaur, to launch the 2022 Stacy’s Rise Project.

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Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo-backed Stacy’s Pita Chips is ramping up its support for female business owners on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), following the kickoff of the 2021 Stacy’s Rise Project, a grant and mentorship programme dedicated to helping women grow...

'While we’ve made great progress, we know there’s even more to be done and that we can’t do it alone.' Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo's CEO and chairman. Pic: GettyImages/SasinParaksa

PepsiCo on target to build a more sustainable food system

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo’s 2019 Sustainability Report reveals the snack giant is on target to reach its goals on reducing sodium, saturated fats and added sugars across its food and beverage portfolios in its key markets, and it is steadily upping the ante with its better-for-you...