PRESS RELEASE: 7TH AFRICA GRAIN SUMMIT IN TANZANIA, DAY 0

PRESS RELEASE: It’s not too late to boost trade and business opportunities for small holder farmers, says Regional Grain stakeholders 4th October 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in partnership with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ( CTA)  hosted key grain stakeholders in a consultative forum ahead … Read more

MONTHLY MEMBERS’ UPDATE – AUGUST 2017

Regional Update: 7th Africa Grain Summit, expected to Spark Progressive Policy agenda in Grain Industry EAGC joins COMESA Members for Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety discussions pg1 Grain Industry players converge to chart new policy dimensions pg 2 Country Updates: Uganda: EAGC and Civil Society Public Private Sector Forum Collaborate on Policy Advocacy pg 4 Tanzania: … Read more

AFRICA GRAIN TRADE SUMMIT (AGTS) – NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE  Over 300 key grain stakeholders and policy makers to grace the 7th African Grain Trade Summit Eastern Africa Grain Council Secretariat: Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania; 4 September 2017 The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) today launched the 7th African Grain Trade Summit scheduled to take place on 4th to 7th … Read more

REGIONAL SCTF TRAINING

Structured Commodity Trade involves a process where trading partners (buyers and sellers) are linked through a process that ensures the quality, quantity and safety of the commodity whose origin is in a known warehouse and the delivery logistics is managed to address the counterparty risks of delivery and payment. The structures, risk mitigation and management … Read more

Regional Training on Structured Commodity Trade Financing

Introduction Structured Commodity Trade involves a process where trading partners (buyers and sellers) are linked through a process that ensures the quality, quantity and safety of the commodity whose origin is in a known warehouse and the delivery logistics is managed to address the counterparty risks of delivery and payment. The structures, risk  mitigation and … Read more

Communique

Communique on the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) 11th Annual General Meeting and2017 Members & Stakeholders Luncheon 20th April 2017 |Boma Hotel | Nairobi, Kenya The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) hosted its 11th Annual General Meeting on 20th April 2017 at the Boma Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The AGM was followed by the 2017 … Read more

EAGC MEMBERS’ UPDATE – MARCH 2017

Regional Grain traders to Import Maize from Ethiopia through EAGC Trade Facilitation Forum EAGC and EAC hosts Regional Harmonisation Meeting on EAC Standards for Cereals and Pulses Experts call on stakeholders to implement Post Harvest Food Loss recommendations Country Uganda: EAGC Uganda Facilitated a Successful Warehouse Operators Training Advancing MIS collaboration with the Smallholder Irrigation … Read more

EAGC MEMBERS’ UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2017

Regional EAGC Signs a Grant with EA Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH) for Improved Grain Trade Grain Farmers to now Access Leasing Services through E-Tinga and G-Soko Platform EAGC Partners with the Hub to Support Staples Trade from Ethiopia surplus! Country Malawi: Structured Commodity Trade and Warehouse Receipt Finance (SCTF) Training . Advancing MIS collaboration … Read more

Regional Trade, a solution to Food Insecurity

Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), with support of USAID’s East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Hosts Trade Facilitation Forum in Addis, Ethiopia

Trade deals in terms of 51 contracts amounting to 275,000 MT estimated at USD, 55,000,000 were signed today at the Ethiopian capital for export of grains (maize and pulses) from Ethiopia to Eastern and the southern Africa. This took place at a Regional Grain Trade Facilitation Forum hosted by the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in partnership with the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (AACCSA). The first multilateral grain trade facilitation forum was supported by USAID’s East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

The forum brought together over 40 sellers of maize and other commodities from Ethiopia and over 50 buyers of grain from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The sellers comprised of cooperative unions, commercial farmers and grain exporters; buyers included maize millers, grain trading companies and national food reserve agencies.

The forum also created a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among the participants on trade and investment program between Ethiopia and eastern & southern Africa countries, with a focus on increasing regional trade.

Presently, the eastern and southern Africa region is experiencing a scarcity of rainfall and drought conditions leading to a shortage in availability of food grains, including maize and pulses. The situation has concerned the authorities to the extent that some have initiated interventions restricting exports. Some grain traders and processors have also had their operations affected due to the shortage of grains. In the recent harvest season, Ethiopia experienced a bumper harvest estimated at over 4,000,000 MT of maize in addition to beans and other pulses.

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