2015 was a year of success in many dimensions for EAGC, not surprising being the mid-way in the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2013-2017. We continued the pursuit of the EAGC mandate, vision and mission as we rolled out and expound on the different components of the strategic plan and executed our agreements with cooperating partners.
Some of the key achievements during the 2015 period include:
i. Successful hosting of the quarterly Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting as required of the EAGC corporate governance
ii. Successful hosting of the 6th African Grain Trade Summit held on 1st- 3rd October 2015 in Kigali Rwanda that brought together over 150 delegates to deliberate on the theme “Towards Creating an Enabling Environment for Grain Trade in Africa: Technology, Investment, Information, Policy & Services (T.I.I.P.S.)”.
iii. Development and pilot of the electronic grain trade platform GSOKO in partnership with the DFID funded Food Trade ESA project and Virtual City
iv. Continued momentum in the warehouse certification process that resulting in 30 warehouses being certified and linked to GSOKO across the region
v. Trainings and capacity building events organised under the EAGC capacity building division, the Eastern Africa Grain Institute (EAGI) vi. Hosting of Business to Business (B2B) forums resulting in trade commitments of 289,876 MT valued at US$.156.02 million
vii. Successful completion of the DFID funded FoodTrade ESA phase I partnership and the signing of a new 2.5 years phase II grant agreement viii. The approval and signing of a new 3 year grant grant agreement with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
ix. Successful implementation of the consultancy on training and backstopping of selected warehouse operators in the Greenbelt region, South Sudan to be competed in April 2016.
x. Registration and establisment of EAGC in South Sudan with country office and three staff; country representative and two field staff
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