Dreamworks Trolls, UN launch campaign for healthier eating and sustainable living

DreamWorks Animation's Trolls films have banded together with the United Nations (UN), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation (UNF) in a digital campaign to mobilise action for a healthy diet and sustainable living.

22 Nov 2021

New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm
New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm

Fall armyworm is one of the most dangerous plant pests in the world, feeding on more than 80 crops, and affecting plant health in more than 70 countries with many others at high risk of introduction.

19 Nov 2021

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PepsiCo expands partnerships to advance food security in sub-Saharan Africa

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has announced a new goal to help 50 million people gain ready access to nutritious foods by 2030 through its Food for Good food security programme and the expansion of the company's affordable nutrition food options as...

17 Nov 2021

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Heineken to buy SA drinks maker Distell, along with Namibia Breweries

European brewing giant Heineken has agreed to buy Distell, South Africa's largest alcohol producer, in a deal that values Distell at approximately R40.1bn. The company made a recommended offer of R180 a share, according to a statement released on...

15 Nov 2021

Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%
Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%

Targeted action in agriculture could have a massive impact on climate change, according to a joint brief by the Investment Centre of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the...

9 Nov 2021

East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed
East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed

Livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have grappled with an incessant price rise of animal feeds in recent years - caused by the scarcity and high cost of ingredients, namely, cereals, soybean, and fishmeal. The incorporation of human foods, such...

9 Nov 2021

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