Vietnam's dairy sector continues to target outside markets such as China to increase its exports. ©GettyImages/pixinoo

Vietnam dairy sector heats up with eye on exports

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is targeting an increase in exports of 3% in 2018 to reach $40bn, roughly half of which will come from “cultivated products” such as dairy.

Awareness of the positive role protein plays has jumped ©iStock/triocean


The protein challenge: meeting global demand

By Katy Askew

The food sector has witnessed a jump in demand for protein. But conflicting pressures mean this complex issue requires a nuanced response and leadership from the food industry.

A dairy farm in Kazakhstan has received $10.4m in funding to grow its herd and increase its capacity. Pic: ©iStock/PeterHermes/Furian

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Kazakhstan-Hungarian fund invests in Kazakhstan dairy

By Jim Cornall

The Kazakhstan-Hungarian private equity fund (CCL Kazakhstan ‘Silk Road’ Agriculture Growth Fund) has financed a dairy-commodity farm in the Akmola region of Kazakhstan – Aina dairy farm LLP – for $10.4m, by purchasing a majority stake.

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