Grain council calls for policy review to promote intra-regional rice trade

Grain council calls for policy review to promote intra-regional rice trade There is need for policies that will support cross-border trade in grains and cereals and also eradicate barriers affecting the sector, the regional grain council has said. Gerald Makau Masila, the Eastern African Grain Council (EAGC) executive director, said … Read more

Over 200,000MT trade contracts signed at Regional Grain Trade B2B, Kigali

PRESS RELEASE Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub Host Grain Trade Facilitation Forum in Kigali, Rwanda [Kigali, Rwanda – November 28, 20172017]. East Africa’s grain stakeholders convened for a regional trade facilitation meeting in Kigali Rwanda on 29th November 2017.The forum, which was … Read more

Farmers need continuous training and capacity building

KENYA With the challenges facing productivity in the country, EAGC Kenya country program has maintained continuous training to farmers. Most of the farmers need knowledge on post- harvest handling, grain aggregation and marketing which would help them reduce food loss and increase their income. The team, across the North Rift, … Read more

RATIN and RFBS Assessment Activity in Tanzania

Tanzania The Market Information Systems team conducted RATIN and RFBS recruitment exercise in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kahama, Shinyanga, Mwanza markets as well as Tanga region and Kabanga border between Tanzania and Burundi. The team noted trade flows, the varieties offered, sources and management process in the markets. Challenges were … Read more