Cocoa & Sugar

Cargill's annual report highlights the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pic: Cargill

Reporting

Cargill annual report: ‘A year like no other’

By Anthony Myers

Global agri-food company’s annual report highlights team members’ agility and perseverance while helping customers and communities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghana to increase its cocoa output by 5.8% in next growing season

Ghana

Ghana to increase its cocoa output by 5.8% in next growing season

By Anthony Myers

Ghana is the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, after its West African neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire. Its main growing season runs from October to September, and while output may increase - a glut in the global market has raised wider concerns about lower...

Olam remains confident it can weather the Covid crisis. Pic: Olam International

Financial results

Olam reports resilient performance in H1 2020 with 44.4% growth

By Anthony Myers

Global food and agri-business, Olam Group, has reported strong results for the first half of 2020 and claimed to make good progress on its Strategic Plan (2019-2024) and Re-organisation Plan announced in January 2020.

Philippe (JP) Tournoy. Pic: Ciranda

Appointments

Ciranda names new CEO to succeed founder Friese

By Anthony Myers

Ciranda, a leading supplier of organic and fair-trade food ingredients, has announced that Jean-Philippe (JP) Tournoy will become the company’s new chief executive officer.

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

Fairtrade

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

By Anthony Myers

In her new role, Willingham will lead the US chapter of Fairtrade International in increasing brand awareness and engagement with consumers and businesses as well as identifying new partnership opportunities and expanding Fairtrade’s influence in policy...