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Global campaign marks the return of the Australian kingfish

The world’s biggest full-cycle commercial kingfish producer is preparing to launch a global campaign to introduce the fish typically used in sashimi to a broader market.

Yemen conflict leaves 17m people at risk of malnutrition

As Yemen’s conflict continues, two thirds of the country’s population are now suffering from severe food insecurity.

Open-source database launched to monitor region’s water use

An open-access database that sifts through satellite data to help farmers in water-scarce countries achieve more reliable yields has gone live.

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Increased certification, risk and compliance demand – SAI Global

SAI Global has opened an office in Singapore citing increased demand for certification, risk and compliance services.

Targets set to enhance Australia’s animal export trade

Improving transport infrastructure and enforcement of animal welfare are two of the strategic priorities outlined in a comprehensive Australian Farm Institute report on enhancing the country’s livestock export industry.

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative...

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

Naarmann’s tap provides ‘The Answer’ for UHT demand in Pakistan

German dairy brand Privatmolkerei Naarmann says a novel form of packaging will be central to its strategy as it prepares to begin distribution of UHT milk in Pakistan, the world’s...

Navis Capital acquires large NZ egg and feed producer

Private equity firm, Navis Capital, has taken a majority stake in New Zealand’s integrated animal feed and egg production businesses, Mainland Poultry.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Insect protein production offers ‘viable alternative to landfill’

Organic waste is the opportunity, says Jason Drew, co-founder of the Cape Town headquartered AgriProtein, as he predicts huge growth for the insect protein industry over the next 10 to 15 years.

Australia’s DemoDAIRY starts winding-up process

DemoDAIRY at Terang, in southwest Victoria, Australia, is starting the process of winding up the cooperative after it says all options to remain open have been exhausted.

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in north China

Cargill has opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it has built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group.

New Zealand ‘front of mind’ for online Chinese food purchases

Kiwi food and beverage companies are poised for further success in China, where consumers increasingly favour products with natural ingredients, according to a report by Mintel.

FBIF 2017

Why third and fourth tier cities are crucial for MNC growth: Mondelez China boss

Multinationals striving for growth in China need to better target third and fourth tier cities by improving distribution and building relationships with local retailers.

Food hub emerges in Qatar as Philippines vies for distribution trade

Qatar is emerging as a major regional food manufacturing hub as more warehousing and logistics parks reach completion.

Foreign firms could get 40% tax breaks for Egypt investments

A proposal to offer tax breaks to several business segments including the food industry is being considered in Egypt in a bid to encourage much-needed overseas investment in the country.

Dateline Southeast Asia: Halal

Mindanao eyes US Islamic trade, though it must first tailor standards

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s advance on the global halal market continues as it prepares to sign an agreement with Islamic authorities in America.

Thailand sends first cooked duck to New Zealand

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has been the first food company in Thailand to exploit New Zealand’s policy change that allows imports of cooked Thai duck for the first time ever....

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Calbee, Koike-ya halt snack production amid Japan's potato shortage

Inclement weather has led to Japan’s smallest harvest of potatoes since 1983, prompting the country’s snack giants to stop production of several potato snacks.

From Andes to Abu Dhabi: Quinoa’s ‘major role’ in Gulf agriculture

Gulf states are being urged to look to an Andean super-food beloved of hipsters as a staple crop at a time when groundwater supplies are dwindling and and remaining sources...

US and China to ‘flesh out’ beef deal

White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.

Southeast Asia

Hollande’s Indonesia trip leads to agriculture research project

An Indonesian consortium led by Singaporean palm oil planter Golden-Agri Resources’ local offshoot, PT Smart, has signed a new agreement with a French partner to support the development of sustainable...

Whisky on first UK freight train to China

The UK’s first rail freight service to China is to start its 7,500-mile journey today, carrying British goods including whisky and soft drinks.

Low sheep supply to spark record Australian prices

Tight livestock supplies will see Australia process 2.7 million fewer sheep and lambs this year, which may lead to record prices for the industry.

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