Agrifood software Emydex Technology is to create 20 full-time software jobs in Dublin over the next 18 months, doubling its workforce.

The announcement coincides with a major deal with the Meat Corporation of Namibia in Africa. 

The meat processing and marketing organisation works on behalf of Namibian farmers and the two-year contract will involve six separate MeatCo sites in the Sub-Saharan country.

The software company was set-up with the support of the Fingal Local Enterprise Office and the company's development continues to be supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland. 

Its client list includes Kepak, Dawn Meats, Dunbia, Moy Park and the Kerry Group.