EAGC Signs a Grant with East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH) for Improved Grain Trade

Improving Grain Trading Systems through Regional Grades and Standards On February 6, the EAGC signed a grant with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH) to support the implementation of the East African Community (EAC) staple foods quality standards. The 2013 gazetted standards do not meet the needs of all stakeholders according to a … Read more

Stakeholders forge solution on the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program.

The Eastern Africa Grain Council, EAGC participated in the stakeholder breakfast round-table discussion on marketing of root and staple drought tolerant crops across Kenya represented the Executive Director, Gerald Masila and Policy Analyst, Kim Mhando. The round-table hosted under the auspices of The Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program, was held on 25th January 2017 … Read more

The 1st All Africa Post-Harvest Congress to Address Food Losses through Innovations

 

Panelists during the Launch of the 1st All Africa Post- Harvest Congress
Panelists during the Launch of the 1st All Africa Post- Harvest Congress

The Eastern Africa Grain Council, EAGC represented by Executive Director, Gerald Masila and Program Officer, Titus Kisangau participated in the 1st All Africa Post-Harvest Congress media launch breakfast meeting on 17th January, 2017 at The Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi. The breakfast was aimed at creating awareness to build discussions around post harvest losses of commodities which amounts to about 1.3 million tonnes in Africa yearly.
The meeting, graced by the Cabinet Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Hon. Willy Bett, was aired live by the Kenya Television Network (KTN) and covered by several media houses in Kenya.
Mr Gerald Masila was among the panelists discussing the role of private sector in addressing issues of post harvest losses and grain markets and prices. In his remarks, he succinctly said that the private sector through EAGC, is committed to support post harvest technologies which would be adopted to offer lasting solutions to post harvest loses.

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Kenya plans credit guarantee scheme for farmers to boost food export

Kenya is mulling a credit guarantee scheme to encourage farmers to raise production as 26 countries move to eliminate cross border barriers on goods. Vision 2030 director-general Julius Muia said the loan guarantee framework being worked out will target export producers, especially those eyeing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). “The loan guarantee scheme framework … Read more

How hunger can be avoided during dry seasons in Kenya – Gerald Masila speaks to Capital FM

By Capital FM Lack of proper food market systems is one of the main reason Kenyans in some parts of the country continue to suffer every time there is drought. According to East African Grain Council (EAGC) Chief Executive Officer, Gerald Masila, poor markets systems have seen some parts of the country especially high production areas … Read more

Kenya Country Members raise concerns over rising demand for animal feeds

As the world celebrated World Food Day on 14th October, 2016, EAGC Kenya Country program hosted a members meeting at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. Continuous engagement of members is key for ensuring challenges facing members are addressed. The Council convened a members meeting for its Kenya members so as to provide an opportunity to update the … Read more

EAGI Broadens its Training Capacity

Trainers of trainers (ToT) equipped with skills to facilitate competency curriculum to the grain stakeholder   Twenty trainees drawn from Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda were equipped with skills as trainers of trainers to facilitate capacity building and training mandate of Eastern Africa Grain Council.  The three day, Trainers of Trainers workshop was held … Read more

Adopt agribusiness practices, farmers urged at EAGC annual Agribusiness Expo

H.E Stanley Chemno, Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County inpects crop demonstration plots accompanied by EAGC Executive Director, Gerald Masila and CEC of Agriculture, Nakuru County, Dr. Chepkwony. According to Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) Executive Director, Gerald Masila, the Agri-Business Expo introduced new technologies to farmers in order for them to increase production, reduce … Read more

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