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

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 […]

Supporting cocoa farmers

The Hershey Company has announced a new three-year programme expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. In partnership with Cargill, Hershey Learn to Grow Ivory Coast will encompass seven farmer co-operatives and will include investments in educational infrastructure and teacher housing. Through Hershey Learn to […]

Strategic sustainability partnership

Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]

Chocolate director appointed

Cargill’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia cocoa and chocolate business has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new managing director, chocolate. Demeyere began her career working in the vegetable oils sector and joined Cargill from Vandemoortele in 1998 as a purchasing manager. Following a range of roles in Cargill’s European refined oils business, […]

IT system improves efficiency

Whitworths has chosen IFS Applications 8 to improve manufacturing efficiency, stock control and supply chain forecasting. Based in Northamptonshire, UK, Whitworths manufactures healthier snacking, breakfast, baking and cooking products, such as dried fruits and nuts, which are distributed to many major UK supermarkets and other retail outlets. It sources raw materials from a diverse range […]

Almonds are top nut

It was revealed after the latest Innova Market Insights global new products report that almonds have maintained their position as leading nut type as they have since 2006. Almonds are also the top nut used in bakery, desserts, cereal and ice cream worldwide and are the second most popular nut for snacking. Confectionery has continued […]

Packaging firm set to expand

Bosch Packaging Technology is aiming to expand its position in the packaging technology market globally by 2020, and in particular in Africa and Asia. The company also intends to spur further growth by venturing into new fields of business. “We expect to see fundamental change in the market for packaging machinery. We not only want […]

Co-ordinating cocoa sustainability

The Hershey Company has announced it will be a founding member of CocoaAction, a strategy to co-ordinate cocoa sustainability efforts among the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies. The World Cocoa Foundation will act as the convener for the group, which seeks to build a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector for at least 300,000 […]

Supporting cocoa farming communities

Cargill has strengthened its programme with CARE in Côte d’Ivoire to launch a $2.4million partnership with the Conseil du Café-Cacao and 14 cocoa farmer co-operatives. The partnership aims to improve the availability of healthcare and increase the number of children with access to good quality educational facilities across 14 local communities. This partnership in Côte d’Ivoire […]