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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East Africa Cross-Border Trade Bulletin

The Market Analysis Sub-group of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) monitors informal cross-border trade of 88 food commodities and livestock in eastern Africa in order to quantify the impact on regional food security. This bulletin summarizes informal trade across selected borders of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, and … Read more

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

EAGI Training Calendar 2017

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) through its specialized training and capacity building division EAGI wishes to introduce to you our 2017 Training Calendar and invite you to train with us. EAGI aims to advance research, knowledge and expertise development within the grain industry in the Eastern Africa region. This is delivered through innovative training … Read more

MONTHLY NEWS REPORT ON GRAINS

Market News Argentine wheat quality expected to jump as demand soars S snatches market share in wheat as France, Canada suffer Russia stuck with record wheat stockpiles as Ruble slows exports China halts weekly state maize stockpile sales, to resume in May EU farmers to stick by wheat for 2017, even after this year’s poor … Read more

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