Communique for the Meru Grains & Pulses Conclave 20th October 2018

On 11th October 2018, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) hosted a Grain and Pulses Conclave in Meru County Under the theme “Grans & Pulses For Food Security, Nutrition & Prosperity”. The Meru edition marked a series of conclaves that The Council has aimed at promoting the production and consumption of pulses in several Kenyan counties to reduce the over reliance on maize and other cereals as staple foods. The global demand for pulses has been growing rapidly over the years and is forecasted to remain strong for the foreseeable future. This has been mainly driven by the growing population, rising incomes and increased awareness of pulses nutritional values

EAGC together with its partners have been promoting the marketing and production of pulses through several interventions such as the GSoko trading platform, promoting aggregation, provision of market intelligence, policy advocacy and capacity building of stakeholders. Therefore, it is with this background that EAGC has taken up the role of being the implementing partner with International Trade Centre, targeting the Kenyan pulses value chain through a project dubbed “Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA)

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