7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS)

  • 26th October 2017
  • by secretary

5  – 7 October 2017. Dar es Salaam. 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS)

The forum attracted over 300 key players in the international grain industry who met to deliberate on reshaping the agenda for the sector.

The African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) is the biennial high-level, internationally-recognized grain industry conference that brings together business influencers, policymakers and other critical stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond – including heads of state and government, ministers, private sector business leaders, researchers and development partners – for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the private sector to raise pertinent concerns that continue to hinder investment in agriculture. Fewer than 10% of agricultural producers in Africa have access to credit. The same situation is true on insurance – agricultural risks are high and a primary barrier to investment.
The event was organized by the Eastern African Grain Council in partnership with the United Republic of Tanzania and the USAID-East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. Other sponsors include e UK government funded Food trade East and Southern Africa programme, SIDA,CTA, Terra Wealth Trader, VUNA , JICA, Litenga Holdings, Belayne Kindie Import Export & Associates, Scales and Software (K) Ltd, USAID ASPIRES, Save grain bags, Liaison Group , Sorela Supplies and BRITEN.

Extracts of the programme:

Field Visits to: Port of Dar es Salaam, S. Bakhresa Ltd Grain Mills and IITA Aflasafe Field Demonstration