East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 21st July 2017
Maize (9,489MT) was the highest traded commodity in the region in the week ending 21st July 2017, a decrease from the previous week (11,304MT). The price of maize is on a decline across all Kenyan markets, as many parts of the country have started harvesting fresh maize. The Government of Kenya’s promise to import more maize at a much lower price seems to have finally pushed the price of maize on a downward trend. Zambians and Malawi traders continue looking at exporting maize to Kenya, which seems to offer a much more favourable price, despite unconfirmed reports of Tanzania’s continual barriers towards Kenyan imports from Southern Africa region. Maize wholesale prices were highest in South Sudan, Juba Ksh83($0.80)/kg, and Burundi Gitega, Ksh72($0.69)/kg. The lowest prices were in Tanzania, Mbeya Ksh21($0.20)/kg and Uganda, Kampala Ksh24($23)/kg. Kenya reported the following wholesale prices Kisumu, Ksh60($0.... Read more
Maize meal continued to be a big topic of discussion in June 2017, and towards the end of the month Nairobi, started experiencing shortages of rice, a probable indication, that Kenyans were unwillingly consuming more rice than maize meal. In June 2017, Kenya was the Leading Net Importer (66,312MT), a 324% increase in comparison to May 2017 net import (20,449MT). Kenya imported (68,626MT) and exported (2,314MT). The leading imports were maize and beans, while wheat (2,194MT) was the leading export.
Uganda was the Leading Net Exporter (64,304MT) in June 2017 having exported (70,952MT) and imported (6,648MT). The leading exports were beans (34,096MT), a huge increase in comparison to May 2017 (9,803MT). Uganda exported beans to Kenya (30,552MT), to DRC (3,232MT), and to Tanzania (10MT). Uganda’s combined commodity exports were to Kenya (65,243MT), to Rwanda (2,326MT), and to DRC (3,232MT). Mai... Read more
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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADER’S TRAINING FOR MAIZE AND MILLED RICE
Receive warm greetings from the Eastern Africa Grain Council.
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a regional member-based organization for the grain value-chain stakeholders, with the mandate of developing, promoting and supporting the development of structured trading systems and supportive regional grain trade policies across East African region.
EAGC through its specialized Institute, the Eastern Africa Grain Institute (EAGI) in collaboration with Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and SGS-Tanzania have organized a training for Maize and Rice Graders from the 3rd to 5th of November 2015 at New Africa Hotel. The training will cover the Overview of maize quality standards as per EAS 2013, Testing Methods and Assigning of Grades and a number of Demonstrations and practical as per attached training program.
This... Read more
AFRICAN GREEN REVOLUTION FORUM (AGRF) 2015 - WALKING THE TALK ON YOUTH AND WOMEN
This year the AGRF 2015 organized by AGRA, Government of Zambia, COMESA and ACTESA. Farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses and other agricultural organisations were present from all over Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Benin, Nigeria and of course Zambia, amongst many other countries.
Some highlights so far: The AGRF launched the Annual Agriculture Status Report during the forum and there were thematic sessions on Women in Agriculture, Youth in Agriculture, how to catalyze increased inclusion in agriculture. There are also several sessions coming up on inputs and increased mechanization, fertilizer value chains, and developing grain and livestock sectors in Africa.
During the forum, the AECF was also introduced. This initiative is a funding facility for private sector that have a high social impact. AECF runs several competitions through Africa with grants between 250,0... Read more
THEME: Towards Creating Enabling Environment for Grain Trade in Africa: Technology, Information, Policy and Services (T.I.P.S)
DATE: 1st - 3rd October,2015
VENUE: Serena Hotel Kigali, Rwanda
The Africa Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) is a biennial event successfully organized by Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) during recent years. Typically, the event is held in the countries of the EAGC area of operation.
This summit is a continentaly-recognized grain industry conference that attracts stakeholders along the grain value chain from around the Africa continent for discussion about key grain industry issues including strategies for sustainable growth in grain production, new post-harvest technologies, marketing challenges and developing trends in the grain trade.
In addition to the opportunity to listen to and interact with grain industry experts addressing a wide range of issues and trends affecting grain trade, delegates benefit from enha... Read more
The Ethiopia commodity exchange plans to broaden the range of crops it trades and wants to introduce stocks and bonds under a five-year expansion plan, Chief Executive Officer Ermias Eshetu said.
The market plans to move from coffee and sesame seeds, which account for more than 90 percent of volumes and are the two biggest generators of foreign exchange in Ethiopia, to sugar and grains such as corn, Ermias, who became CEO in January, said in an interview. Equities, government debt, power and metals may also be added on the bourse, which traded 26.2 billion birr ($1.3 billion) worth of goods last year.Read more in this news item from Bloomberg, cited from Precise Consult newsletter
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