Development of Consortia Concept to AGRA

Malawi, Partner organisations including EAGC, African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC), ICCO International, Rice Cooperative Union (RICU) and AHL Commodities Exchange (AHLCX) finalized development of the AGRA consortia concept and submitted on Friday 17th November 2017. The project will be implemented by a consortia of organisation in the grain value chain. EAGC will champion market … Read more

Agricultural stakeholders and the Government agree on solutions to enhanced food productivity.

EAGC represented by the Regional Programs Coordinator, Janet Ngombalu and MIS Manager, Jacinta Mwau participated in a three day retreat for stakeholders in the cereal industry held from 15th to 17th November. The meeting discussed and recommended strategies of addressing food shortages and enhancing self-sufficiency in food production in the country. The high-level meeting organized … Read more

EAGC participated in the IGTC’s grain trade seminar at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

(L-R): Minister Marvin Hildebrand (Economic) – Canadian Embassy; Katy Lee – IGTC; Nikolay Gorbachov – Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA); Jen Henderson – Cargill NA; Gerald Masila – Eastern Africa Grains Council (EAGC); Tyler Bjornson – Canada Grains Council (CGC); Gary C. Martin – IGTC President On 15th November the International Grain Trade Council (IGTC) held … Read more

EAGC participated in Tegemeo breakfast meeting on the competition of key staple foods

Group Photo during Tegemeo Institute Breakfast meeting
Group Photo during Tegemeo Institute Breakfast meeting

On 10th October, 2016 Tegemeo Institute in partnership with Eastern Africa Grain Council, hosted a breakfast meeting at Panafric Hotel, Kenya. The meeting brought in key stakeholders in the grain value chain and national and county government officers. The Tegemeo Institute shared their findings on the on the competition of key food staples in Kenya: Production costs and Pricing.

Kenya remains largely a net importer of key food staples namely maize, wheat and rice. On average, the country imports over 50% percent of its demand for rice and wheat and 7-10 percent of maize. This is   despite favorable conditions for production thus implying an unexploited potential and/or lack of sufficient policy support for increased production.

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