8th African Grain Trade Summit

  • 10th October 2019
  • by secretary

3-5 October 2019. Mombasa, Kenya. 8th African Grain Trade Summit The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) hosting the 8th edition of its African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS)

The Summit is an internationally-recognised, high-level, policy conference that attracts high level policymakers, influential industry practitioners and leading researchers in the grain sector from across Africa and beyond for discussions about key grain industry issues and developing trends in grain trade on the continent. The Summit typically features high-level plenary discussions, side-events, exhibitions, B2B events and field excursions, to name a few.
With its theme, “More Trade and Better Trade: Transforming Grain Trade Value Chains for a Prosperous Africa”, the 8th AGTS seeked to find solutions to the missing pieces of the grain trade puzzle and attempt to devise an action plan to transform grain trade value chains and to deliver more trade and better trade and ultimately deliver prosperity for Africa.

CDKN is funding a knowledge-into-action project led by
@EAGrainCouncil looking at mitigating the effects
of climate change on grain quality and post harvest losses.
Janet Ngombalu highlights the importance of working with
both researchers and private sector at #ACRC2019

Extract of the programme:
Ministerial Roundtable: Opportunities in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area for More and Better Grain Trade Session 

  • What does the AfCFTA mean for the African Grain Sector? By Mr. David Luke – Coordinator, Africa Trade Policy Centre – United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 
  • Hon Peter Munya, MGH – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Kenya
  • Hon. Christophe Bazivamo – Deputy Secretary General, EAC Secretariat 
  • Mr. Munir Thabit – Chief Executive Officer, Grain Industries Limited
Climate-Proofing Grain Trade and Investment 
  • Climate Development and Knowledge Network Climate Risks in the Grain Sector Dr.

    Revocatus Twinomuhangi Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University 

  • Combating climate-induced aflatoxin mitigation through Aflasafe® Bhubhinder Singh (see picture)  Group Head of Marketing – A to Z Textile Mills Limited is best known for its AgroZ® brand of hermetic storage bags which is a key solution to post-harvest losses and preservation of grain quality. He spearheaded the launch of the AgroZ brand of products for Horticulture and Post-harvest management in 2015 in Tanzania and Kenya and spread to Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique and Sudan. He is now ready to launch in Rwanda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Grain Industrialisation: Innovations for Improved Grain Handling, Storage and Value Addition for Increased Grain Trade and Investment 

  • Policy Options for Improving the Business Environment for Value Addition in Eastern and Southern Africa Lulama Traub Technical Chairperson, Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes 
  • Extrusion Technologies for Grain Value Addition Prof. L.J. Grobler School for Mechanical Engineering, Northwest University and Director, CFAM Technologies Pty Ltd 
  • Ozone Treatment for Mycotoxin Control in Bulk Grain Storage Peer Hansen  (see video)   iGrain International 
  • Enhancing Animal Feed Value Chains to Improve Animal Productivity Brenda Aluda Senior Technical Advisor USAID Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity