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Crypto N’ Kafe ecosystem aims to revolutionize the African Coffee Market

MAURITIUS – In the wake of myriad challenges faced by the African Coffee Industry, Crypto N’ Kafe has introduced Blockchai...

Report shows continuous drops of arabica and robusta prices in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – The year of 2017 was characterized by the significant and continuous drops of arabica and robusta coff...

Olam Cocoa launches innovative new cocoa powder at FIE 2017

LONDON, UK – Olam Cocoa, the world’s foremost focused supplier of cocoa beans and cocoa products (cocoa powder, cocoa mass...

Cocoa prices slightly down in July on expectations of higher production

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – The current review of the cocoa market situation reports on cocoa price movements on the internatio...

Olam International reports 28.5 percent PATMI growth for Q2 2017

SINGAPORE – Olam International Limited (Olam, the Group or the Company) reported higher earnings for the quarter (Q2 2017) and six months ended June 30, 2017 (H1 2017). For Q2 2017, Profit After Tax and Minority Interest (PATMI) increased 28.5% year-on-year on improved operational performance ...

Olam International Limited announces completion of debt refinancing

SINGAPORE – Olam International Limited (“Olam’’ or the “Company”), a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 70 countries announced today that it has secured a revolving credit facility (the “Facility”). Olam Treasury Pte Ltd (a 100% owned subsidiary of Olam) is a co-borrower and the Facility is guaranteed by the Company.

What are Ghana’s real chances to become a player in the global market?

Ghana appears to have a dream of becoming a coffee exporter. But that dream seems as remote as it can possibly be, considering the robust global coffee market and the unrelenting competitiveness of the market leaders. “Exports in the first eight months of coffee year 2016/17 (Oct/16 to May/17) have increased by 5 per cent to ...

Ethiopia: ECX plans to introduce identity preserve trade for coffee

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has been building regional trading centers to improving its accessibility across the country, particularly around major regional agricultural hubs. The exchange has been building regional trading centers in Hawassa, Nekemete, and Humera whose constructions are fully completed.

Vietnam coffee shipments were down over 15 percent in first half

MILAN – Coffee shipments from Vietnam, the world’s largest producer and exporter of the Robusta variety, are expected to drop an estimated 15.5 percent in the first half of calendar year 2017, government data showed on Thursday. Exports are estimated at 829,000 tonnes, or 13.8 million 60-kg bags during the January-June period ...

100,000 smallholders registered to Olam’s ‘one-stop tech platform’

LONDON, UK – Recent enhancements to the Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) mean that 100,000 smallholder farmers now benefit from access to detailed information about their farms and many of their international customers now have unparalleled visibility into the production of emerging market crops like cashew and coffee.