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

New regional headquarters

Cargill’s food ingredient business in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (METNA) has opened a new regional headquarters in Istanbul in order to accommodate a growing sales and technical team and deliver dedicated and tailored customer service for the region. The new office, one of five in the METNA region, not only demonstrates the […]

Cocoa processing in Asia

Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand among Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating more than 300 new jobs, the US$100m facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton processing capacity […]

Boost to African cocoa sector

Sealing a wide-ranging international programme of collaboration, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cairo, Egypt, where the bank is based. The MOU aims to boost the development of the cocoa sector in Africa, foster the long-term competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers and […]

Nestle CEO elected to FDF

Fiona Kendrick, CEO and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, has been elected FDF president for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, president of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region.

Expanding coverage into UAE

Flavour and fragrance company, Givaudan, has opened a new, expanded technical centre and regional offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the first time customers from across the region will benefit from local access to Givaudan’s savoury and snacks flavour creation and application capabilities. Drawing on an in-depth understanding of local tastes and consumer preferences, […]

Training boosts cocoa crop

More than 32,000 cocoa farmers in West Africa are reducing the impact of pests and plant diseases on their cocoa crop thanks to a joint effort by CropLife Africa Middle East and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). The programme trains a small group of selected farmers to become spray service providers (SSPs). SSPs are professionals […]

Ingredient innovation centres

Ingredion has announced the launch of its Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Dedicated to fostering science-based collaboration and problem solving for food, beverage and industrial customers the labs are located in Hamburg, Manchester, Moscow, Dubai and Johannesburg. The five labs belong to a global network of 24 […]

Stronger presence in Africa

Symrise has launched a subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria, strengthening its presence in Africa. The location will include sales and marketing offices as well as application laboratories. Symrise will use the market insights from its presence in the area to serve both local and multinational customers with products specifically tailored for the West African market. Symrise […]

ICCO statement on Ebola

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has made a statement to say that its thoughts and prayers are with the citizens and the governments of three of its member countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone –  which are most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The organisation is firmly supportive of all ongoing […]

Improving cocoa farmers’ lives

Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark to take further crucial steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast. WCF leadership also announced the collective […]

Industry responds to Ebola

Transmar Group has joined the fight against Ebola and has pledged to make the first contribution to the initiative of $100,000 through Caritas Denmark allocated to the Caritas’ International Ebola response.

Unique business potential

Dubai’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG), a non-profit industry body for food and beverage manufacturers based in the Emirate, has praised the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing – running 9-11 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – for its ‘unique business potential’. With more than 1,000 global food manufacturers, suppliers and service providers due to […]

Skills programme for farmers

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing US $2.5m to strengthen and expand the Cargill Coop Academy in Ivory Coast to provide greater access to advanced business skills training for over 300 cocoa co-operative leaders. The Cargill Coop Academy, established in 2013, was the first of its kind in the cocoa sector and […]

CP announces media partnerships

We have been listed as Media Partners for a couple of industry events, Sweets and Snacks Middle East and Gulfood Manufacturing. Sweets and Snacks Middle East is a fair targeting buyers from the MENA region. It is the largest event in the industry for this region, and covers sweets, snacks and confectionery profiles from raw […]