Training dates: 1st to 3rd March, 2016 Venue: Nakuru


A structured trading system is where the parties involved engage in a formal, organized, rules based and regulated system providing an opportunity for securing finance at various stages in the value chain. An example of a structured trading system is the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) whichcoverts grains stored in a certified warehouse as collateral to secure short term lending. It also allows farmers to enhance income by having more flexibility in timing sales to protect against price seasonality.
However, the application of structured trade remains low mainly due to limited opportunities for those in need to actually engage in structured trade financing. Structured trade has the potential of mitigating risks by the application of various risk management instruments embedded in the system.
In order to increase application of structured trade, potential actors require knowledge about the system in order to understand the process, appreciate the risk mitigation measures, learn from case studies where the system is successfully being employed in the region and gain the confidence to engage.

About the course: Structured Trade Financing
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), through its specialized training and capacity building division the Eastern Africa Grain Institute (EAGI) is pleased to invite you to the above three-day training course that blends both theory and practical sessions and will cover the following:

  • Agriculture value chain for trade finance
  • Opportunities and risk management in agribusiness lending
  • Agriculture Insurance
  • Commodity Market Fundamentals
  • Warehouse receipting system and grain collateral management
  • Online trading platforms, a case for G-soko

Course objectives:

  • Enable participants to explore the various opportunities in agribusiness financing
  • Understand the Structured Commodity Trade process and its application in managing commodity market dynamics
  • Learn how to utilize online commodity trade platforms in agribusiness financing (A case of G-soko)
  • Understand the role of agriculture insurance in facilitating a successful grain trading environment

Who should attend:
Agribusiness Managers; Credit and Risk Managers; Trade Finance, Marketing Managers;Finance Managers and Directors; Bankers, NGOs in agribusiness financing; Commodity Traders; SMEs
Who we are:
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership based organization for the grain value chain stakeholders whose mandate is to develop, influence and promote structured trading systems to increase grain trade flows at national and regional markets in order to optimize benefits to value chain players.EAGC has been developing and promoting Structured Trade in Grains which include harmonization of grades and standards, post-harvest handling and management, warehouse receipt system(WRS) and facilitating trade and market linkages.

Your investment:Kshs. 60,000 (Members) and Kshs. 70,000(Non-Members). This coversaccommodation, tuition and training fees including lunch and refreshments, field visit and training materials. Participants will make their own separate arrangement for travel.

For registration:Log on to www.grain.institute or complete and send the attached registration form toeagi@eagc.org or call us on +254 733 444035+254 733 444035 or +254 710 607313+254 710 607313

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