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Chocolate fix: How the cocoa industry could end deforestation in West Africa

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana produce almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, and face high rates of deforestation. But the cocoa industry could make changes to become more sustainable...

By Sophia Carodenuto 8 Jul 2021

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk

Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation workers, a report by British charity Christian Aid warned...

By Nita Bhalla 17 May 2021

Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments

Ivory Coast and Ghana, which together produce about two-thirds of the world's cocoa, introduced a $400 per tonne premium this season termed the living income differential to increase wages for farmers, many of whom live in poverty...

By Ange Aboa 14 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

6 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

By Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast

France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

By Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemic

According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

13 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021



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