Grain Council Moves to save grain handlers from Substandard Storage Facilities

PRESS RELEASE EAGC Launches Initiative to Support Development of Standards for Hermetic Storage Technologies in Kenya  [Nairobi, Kenya, 30th January 2018] The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has today launched an initiative to support development of Standards for Hermetic Storage Technologies used in the grain sector in Kenya. This will be a very exciting journey … Read more

Grain stakeholders set to benefit from an Integrated Financing solution to increase their competitiveness

PRESS RELEASE Grain stakeholders set to benefit from an Integrated Financing solution to increase their competitiveness  [Nairobi, Kenya, 29th January 2018] The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has today inked two partnerships with RentCo East Africa Limited and Centerprise Holdings to provide an Integrated Financing Solution for the Grain Sector.  With these partnerships, RentCo East … Read more

EA grain trade to intensify following standards harmonisation

Grain trade in the East Africa region is set to increase following gazettement of new revised harmonised  East African Community (EAC) Staple foods standards 2017. Value chain players, under leadership of the East African Grain Council (EAGC), recently in Nairobi launched 11 standards designed for staple foods, sampling and test methods. EAGC executive director Gerald Masila … Read more

The informal economy: the ups and downs for agriculture

 The informal sector provides income and jobs for the most vulnerable populations in developing countries and, if gradually formalised, has potential to become a major lever for growth and development. GERALD MASILA’S POINT OF VIEW Enhancing traceability for informal trade Gerald Masila explains the importance of capturing information on informal trade to start formalising the … Read more

Grain council calls for policy review to promote intra-regional rice trade

Grain council calls for policy review to promote intra-regional rice trade There is need for policies that will support cross-border trade in grains and cereals and also eradicate barriers affecting the sector, the regional grain council has said. Gerald Makau Masila, the Eastern African Grain Council (EAGC) executive director, said a supportive legal regime will … Read more

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