6th African Grain Trade Summit Press Release

Towards creating an enabling environment for grain trade in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda, October 1, 2015 — On October 1, Rwanda Prime Minister Anastase Muekezi and Rwanda Minister of Trade and Industry Hon Francois Kanimba officially opened the African Grain Trade Summit — a biennial, high-level, multi-stakeholder event organized by the Eastern Africa Grain Council with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its project the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, and other partners. The Summit attracted more than 200 international and African-wide stakeholders from along the grain value chain for discussion on key grain industry issues and developing trends in grain trade on the continent. The summit provided a platform for the public and private sector to agree on mechanisms for enhancing the enabling environment for grain trade in Africa.

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