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

UPCOMING TRAINING: AGRIBUSINESS FINANCE TRAINING

Training dates: 1st to 3rd March, 2016 Venue: Nakuru

Introduction:

A structured trading system is where the parties involved engage in a formal, organized, rules based and regulated system providing an opportunity for securing finance at various stages in the value chain. An example of a structured trading system is the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) whichcoverts grains stored in a certified warehouse as collateral to secure short term lending. It also allows farmers to enhance income by having more flexibility in timing sales to protect against price seasonality.
However, the application of structured trade remains low mainly due to limited opportunities for those in need to actually engage in structured trade financing. Structured trade has the potential of mitigating risks by the application of various risk management instruments embedded in the system.
In order to increase application of structured trade, potential actors require knowledge about the system in order to understand the process, appreciate the risk mitigation measures, learn from case studies where the system is successfully being employed in the region and gain the confidence to engage.

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Grain Farmers get Online Trading Platform

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) Friday launched an online trading platform for farmers to sell grains. We wanted to address this deficiency but also do it in a way that is inclusive and effective. This is why we developed G-Soko; a market transaction platform that will enhance food trade across borders, and contribute towards … Read more

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