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

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

Sophie Van Huellen 3 days ago

France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast
France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory CoastArticle

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.

Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolate
Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolateArticle

David Donde, the visionary behind Truth Coffee, has broadened his horizons and launched a chocolate company with long-standing Truth COO Ken Walton...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Mar 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental groupArticle

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Red Bull, Woolies and Baglietti
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Red Bull, Woolies and BagliettiArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2020

The evolution of purpose
The evolution of purposeArticle

Purpose is one of the most misunderstood and misused business buzzwords today. As the concept continues to evolve, we look at why being purposeful has never mattered more for brands...

Graham Staplehurst, Issued by Kantar 29 Sep 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

Elmina Castle Museum is a popular tourist attraction in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons
A good museum experience pays off for the tourism sector in GhanaArticle

The 2019 Year of Return, when Ghana welcomed Africans in the diaspora to participate in events associated with the country's rich cultural heritage, was an opportunity to learn more about what tourists want...

Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 28 Sep 2020

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How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to virusesArticle

Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife - and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk...

24 Aug 2020

SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19
SA leads Africa's maize trade during Covid-19Article

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought significant uncertainty to global trade, largely due to disruptions in supply chains and weakening demand...

Casey Delport 29 Jun 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Bos Brands and First Choice
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Bos Brands and First ChoiceArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the retail shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra
Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in AccraArticle

Financial services giant Old Mutual is driving awareness of its brand in Ghana with a massive building wrap on a strategic Global Out of Home Media site in the heart of the capital city of Accra...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 25 May 2020

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 68 Cube winners in Motion/Film/Gaming Craft and Publication DesignArticle

A total of 68 Cubes were presented in Motion/Film/Gaming Craft and Publication Design on the fourth day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards...

19 May 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

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Kalyan Group, building Africa agricultural value chains for the futureArticle

As a player in the agricultural sector in West Africa, the company has invested approximately 5 million dollars in agricultural projects in Togo to provide employment for the Togolese communities and to reduce their dependence on imports...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

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New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in CameroonArticle

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

Ibrahim Mahama.
#DI2020: African icons at Design Indaba 25Article

Following a recent spate of cultural Afro-optimism in the media and here on Biz, it was only natural that Design Indaba 2020 would reflect this burgeoning trend...

Terry Levin 3 Mar 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award
Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change awardArticle

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

Barry Callebaut invests in dairy-free chocolate production
Barry Callebaut invests in dairy-free chocolate productionArticle

Barry Callebaut is investing in dairy-free product development and production facilities to cater to the demand for plant-based products...

5 Feb 2020

Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA
Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SAArticle

South African retail shelves will for the first time be stocked with premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jan 2020

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at largeArticle

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

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Africa should focus on industrialisation. Free trade will followArticle

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development argues that the phase of transition to the free trade area alone could boost intra-African trade by 33% and increase manufacturing in Africa...

Michael E Odijie 27 Nov 2019

Pick n Pay On Nicol now has wine tasting, a chocolatier and clinic services
Pick n Pay On Nicol now has wine tasting, a chocolatier and clinic servicesArticle

Pick n Pay has reopened the doors to its flagship On Nicol after a comprehensive revamp...

17 Oct 2019

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry
Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industryArticle

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives
Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperativesArticle

Cargill and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the renewal of their partnership which will facilitate the introduction of new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives...

3 Oct 2019

SA's cocktail scene: Fresh and sophisticated for summer
SA's cocktail scene: Fresh and sophisticated for summerArticle

Stylish South Africans of all ages are moving towards refreshing, innovative cocktails as their drinks of choice, says award-winning bartender Nkuli Khanyile of Molecular Bars...

Issued by ITP Communications 2 Oct 2019

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problemArticle

Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century...

Gabriel Botchwey & Gordon Crawford 26 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challengeArticle

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Top 5 corporate gift trends for 2019
Top 5 corporate gift trends for 2019Article

As the year nears its end and we reflect on the success of the organisation, it is important to acknowledge the people who contributed to getting the company across the finish line...

26 Aug 2019

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firstsArticle

A trailblazer in changing the negative narrative about the continent of Africa...

Phindile Xaba 21 Aug 2019

5 Startup trends in Nigeria
5 Startup trends in NigeriaArticle

Startup businesses are popping up everywhere and many people, both young and old, have amazing small business ideas that could potentially change the world...

Aimee Laurence 14 Aug 2019

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CTA awards 4 grants to support blockchain use in agricultureArticle

With CTA's support Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Erba 96 and Nitidae will implement blockchain projects in Côte d'Ivoire; Papua New Guinea; Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; and Uganda...

1 Jul 2019

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Why Ghana is likely to go on needing the IMF - however difficult the relationshipArticle

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body...

Priscilla Twumasi-Baffour 1 Jul 2019

Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in Cameroon
Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in CameroonArticle

Global Out of Home Media has launched a number of initiatives in its drive toward reducing its carbon footprint and supporting its environmentally-responsible stance...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 18 Jun 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countriesArticle

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

Are natural and healthy choices keeping away the flu?
Are natural and healthy choices keeping away the flu?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies Industry Landscape Report 2019 uncovers the global and local markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 27 May 2019

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade
Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture tradeArticle

Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

Wandile Sihlobo 10 May 2019

AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investors
AfDP's agro-industrial processing zones will drive agriculture in Africa, says investorsArticle

Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank's Special agro-industrial processing zones initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa's agricultural revolution...

2 May 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggsArticle

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

AfricaOnline appoints new MD
AfricaOnline appoints new MDArticle

AfricaOnline, Ghana's ISP and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has appointed Foster Plender as its managing director...

1 Apr 2019

Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products
Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate productsArticle

Global snack company Mondelez International, Inc. has announced plans of adding the message 'Helping Farmers to Grow' on its chocolate products, in considering environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to source key ingredients...

1 Apr 2019

Winning with sustainability in retail
Winning with sustainability in retailArticle

While there's pessimism in the air with regards to global product sales, every day there are also groundbreaking changes being implemented by brands and activists who genuinely want to be the change when it comes to sustainability...

Vanessa Hilton-Barber 1 Apr 2019

Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTA
Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTAArticle

African trade amongst African countries: with the groundwork laid, innovation and infrastructure investment are needed to unleash the continent's economic potential...

James Hall 26 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliersArticle

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019Article

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

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