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Divine Chocolate announces Dividend for its farmer owners in Ghana

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  New Food

Divine Chocolate, the leading international Fairtrade company, has released its 2016 figures that include dividends for its Ghanaian farmers…

Why are cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire still living in poverty?

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New study shows the road to make cocoa a sustainable and high yielding crop is still long…

New pest threatens crops in West Africa

Industry news  •  16 January 2017  •  NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

A species of moth looks set to significantly threaten crops in West Africa and the future is looking increasingly uncertain…

Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch InBev reach agreement on Coca-Cola Africa

Industry news  •  21 December 2016  •  New Food

Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch InBev have reached an agreement regarding the transition of AB InBev’s 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa for 3.15 billion USD…

ENSO threatens food supply in southern Africa

Industry news  •  17 October 2016  •  Lund University

Rapid climate change will lead to greater shortages of food, fuel, energy and animal feed in vast rural areas of eastern and southern Africa….

Ghana losing out big on global cow’s milk market

Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  New Food

Despite the ever-increasing demand for cow’s milk around the world, Ghana continues to miss out on the multi-billion dollar, global dairy market…

How will we feed the 9 billion if global population growth continues to explode

Industry news  •  23 September 2016  •  Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster

Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster, looks at how the exponentially rising global population will put increasing pressure on global food demand…

Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch joint project empowering vanilla farmers

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  New Food

Barry Callebaut the world´s leading producer of high-quality cocoa and vanilla production experts Prova are combine to launch new project in Madagascar…

Farming adaptations to combat climate change impact crop yields in 2050

Blogs  •  8 September 2016  •  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

In this study the University of Illinois compare how West African sorghum crop yields will fare in the higher temperatures and higher CO2 of the future and if specific farming management practices are adopted…


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