EAGC MEMBERS MONTHLY UPDATE: MARCH 2016

Highlights EAC and EAGC harmonise Regional Staple Foods Standards EAGI Continues to Accelerate Capacities of Stakeholders Through Agri-Business Trainings Commissioning of the Field Motorbikes, a Boost to Farmers Mobilisation Well done, Partners Applaud EAGC for Effective Implementation of Projects 100 Days, Boots on the Ground to Fast track G-soko More Farmers Consider Aggregating their Produce … Read more

EAGC MEMBERS UPDATE: FEBRUAY 2016

Highlights EAGC Revamps the Grain Sector in South Sudan EAGC Moves to Open Country Office in Malawi Kenya Private Sector Holds The EAC Common Market Scorecard 2016 Consultations EAGC Adopts Communication Plan For G-Soko Route to Market High-level ASARECA Strategy Development Meeting –Entebbe, Uganda Burundi- AGRI-Profocus Becomes the First EAGC Member in Burundi Trade Facilitation … Read more

EAGC MEMBERS UPDATE: JANUARY 2016

Highlights Stakeholders Come Together to Promote Staple Food Markets EAGC Fired Up to Implement Its Recently Validated Communication Strategy. Seven (7) Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) Receives Posh Harvesting Equipments Warehouses Annu-al Inspection for Quality Grain Storage Enforced Partners Collabo-ration to Enhance Regional Cross Bor-der Trading. EAGC and EAC Secretariat Meets Reviews Process for The EAC … Read more

Communiqué on the Kenya Post-Budget Synopsis for the 2016/2017 National Budget

On 15th June 2016 at the Intercontinantal Hotel, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in collaboration with Rodl & Partners Kenya hosted the Kenya Post-Budget Synopsis workshop that gathered stakeholders in the grain sector in Kenya to discuss and analyse the Kenya National Budget for the 2016/2017 Financial Year and its implications on the domestic … 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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HON KANIMBA SPEECH

Hon Kanimba speech It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all at the opening ceremony of the 6th African Grain Trade Summit and in particular, to the Right Honourable Prime Minister and other Distinguished Guests present here today. We feel very enthusiastic about the opportunities for discussion and resolution that the Summit offers, … Read more

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