RFP-EAGC-2019-002 Issue date: Monday, January 28, 2019 Title: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PRICE & LOAN PERFORMANCE TRACKING TOOL FOR BANKS 1.  Introduction The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to develop and promote structured grain trading systems that stimulates backward and … Read more

China’s feed grain imports drop sharply

BEIJING, CHINA — China’s imports of feed grains such as sorghum and barley fell dramatically in December, according to Reuters. China, previously the world’s top sorghum buyer, bought none of the grain in December, compared with 160,000 tonnes a year earlier, according to Reuters, citing data from the General Administration … Read more

Traders’ role in integration outlined

Private sector’s continuous engagement with governments in the six East African Community (EAC) partner states is vital in boosting intra-regional trade, which currently stands at only 20 percent. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the East African Business Council (EABC), Mr Peter Mathuki made the observation in Dar es Salaam … Read more

NCPB to start buying maize this Wednesday

National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) will start receiving maize from farmers this Wednesday, the board’s acting managing director Albin Sang has said. He said they did not have the approval before to receive the produce in their silos, hence the delay, but had now been allowed by the Strategic … Read more

EAC heads urged to focus energies on trade barriers

Arusha. The East African Business Council (EABC) wants regional leaders to seriously focus their energies on the obstacles affecting the flow of trade and ease on doing business. Notable among them are long outstanding non-tariff barriers (NTBs) which, it says, continue to hinder free movement of goods and services across … Read more