EAGC MEMBERS’ UPDATE – January 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Regional: •    The Launch of the 1st All Africa Post-Harvest Congress; Addressing Food Losses through Innovations. •    Stakeholders forge solution on the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Programs. •    Developing policy agenda for Tanzania Country: Malawi •    EAGC Malawi Office hosts the Inaugural CPC meeting to draw 2017 agenda. Tanzania •    EAGC nominated in … 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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EAGC Pulses Trade Fair 2017

PUBLIC INVITATION Eastern Africa Grain Council is pleased to invite the public (Farmers, Traders, Researchers, Financial &Education Insitutions, etc) to the Inaugural Pulses Fair and Exhibition to be held at the Machakos ATC on 19th January 2017 from 9:00am. The event will also bring together traders and farmers of pulses from different parts of the … Read more

MONTHLY NEWS REPORT ON GRAINS

Highlights Market News U.S. Farmers hit by diving wheat, corn prices In about turn, Egypt bans ergot fungus in wheat again Falling rand drives South African corn prices higher China’s HFT criminal case a taste of official post-crash policy Bangladesh turns to Black Sea Region for wheat as India supply fades  Russian Grain Union predicts … Read more

Structured Commodity Trade Finance Training (SCTF)

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

PRESS RELEASE

STATEMENT BY THE GRAIN STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EASTERN AFRICA REGION CALLING ON GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE IN STAPLE FOODS AS A MEANS TO ACHIEVE FOOD SECURITY IN THE REGION NAIROBI, 22ND JULY] The Board of Directors of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), representing the private sector actors in the grain industry, met in … Read more

Web 2.0 and Social Media Training

The  advancement  of  new  online  technologies,  popularly  known  as  Web  2.0  and  ‘Social  media’  are revolutionizing our world; every facet of life and every sector of the economy is being transformed by ICT. The  Eastern  Africa  Grain  Institute  (EAGI),  the  specialised  training  and  capacity  building  division  of  the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is pleased … Read more

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