See interesting blog, link: http://www.tradeforum.org/news/How-the-European-Union-joins-trade-dynamism-with-sustainable-development/
Extract: The European Union (EU) is at the vanguard of marrying the values of sustainable development with the economic engine of trade. Through the incorporation of comprehensive commitments on environmental and labour provisions in all its bilateral trade agreements the EU aims to build free and fair trading relationships. This is a reflection of EU determination to strengthen and uphold the international community’s journey that began with the Millennium Development Goals and the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and has culminated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The United Nation, Food and Agriculture Organization is offering an online course based on trade, food security and nutrition for free.
Find the content of the course below;
The course consists of 7 lessons, organized in three units. Lessons last approximately 30 to 80 minutes each.
Unit 1: Introduction to Trade, Food Security and Nutrition
- Lesson 1.1 Definitions and Linkages between Trade, Food Security and Nutrition
- Lesson 1.2 Impacts of Trade on Food Security and Nutrition
Unit 2: Trade Policy Supportive of Food Security
- Lesson 2.1 Trade Policy Measures and Agricultural Development
- Lesson 2.1 Design and Implementation of Trade Policy Measures
Unit 3: Governance of Trade, Food Security and Nutrition
- Lesson 3.1 Introduction to the Multilateral Trading System
- Lesson 3.2 Policy Space for Food Security in the Multilateral Trading System
- Lesson 2.3 Towards Improved Governance for Trade, Food Security and N
East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 25 August 2017
The Week’s Market Analysis
- Uganda’s grain export dominated the week’s regional trade. Most exports went to Kenya (11,874MT). Exports to other EAC countries were Rwanda (741), Tanzania (135) and DRC (63MT).
- Tanzania’s grain export was mostly to Uganda (1,527MT) and Rwanda (641MT), with significantly lower exports to Kenya (346MT). The exports were mostly sorghum, rice, peas and groundnuts. Sunflower Seed Cake and Maize Brain were the major exports to Kenya. There are numerous unconfirmed reports of Tanzania increasing trade barriers on imports to Kenya, especially from the Southern Africa region. This perhaps explains the increased trade volumes through Uganda, as most traders are reporting the ease of transporting goods to Kenya through Uganda.
- Rwanda exported grains to Uganda (165MT) and DRC(868MT), mostly maize, wheat, rice, and beans. While some of the wheat may have been... Read more
The Week’s Market Opportunities-
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
Le 6 mars, NABC, RVO et WUR organiseront un atelier d'agro logistique sur le Nigeria et le Bénin. Cet atelier portera sur la question des pertes après récolte, des goulots d'étranglement dans la chaîne de valeur ainsi que sur les relations commerciales entre les deux pays. Le but est de découvrir comment la technologie et les solutions néerlandaises peuvent être mises en pratique ici, et si par une mission commerciale dans les deux pays, les membres du secteur privé hollandais seraient intéressés à s'impliquer. S'il vous plaît contacter Daan Vreeburg si vous êtes intéressé.Pour plus d'informations et d'inscription, suivez ce lien.
On March 6th, NABC, RVO, and WUR will be organising an Agro-logistics workshop concerning Nigeria and Benin. This workshop will focus on the issue of post-harvest losses, bottlenecks in the value chain as well as trade relations between the two countries. The goal is to discover how Dutch technology and solutions can be put in practice here, and w
this new book on agricultural markets in Uganda might interest you: Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-cultural change and fraud in Uganda. I hope you can inform interested colleagues etc. about this. I hope to launch the book in Uganda at some point in 2017. Please email me for any questions/comments etc.
the introduction is available here: https://ws1.nbninternational.com/widgets/find/3/156/9781783488537
best regards, Jorg
“Investors are looking for impact business.”
Crested Superior Commodities was registered in 2010 as a milk processing company. Since Uganda produces plenty of milk, Crested Superior Commodities produces cheese from the surplus... Read more
PAINT: TURNING YOUR AGRIBUSINESS PITCH INTO A STORY!
Story telling is a scientifically-proven way to capture a listener's attention and hold it. It makes your pitch unforgettable. So, tell your story and tell it right. You're bound to gain attention, and the funding will follow.
Whether you're looking for investors or to get people interested in your business, your victory depends on your ability to explain what makes your business unique and to catch your listener's attention in less than 2 minutes. One of the most important things a businessperson can do, especially the founder or the general manager or someone who is at the center of the business daily operations is sales and learning how to speak about the business to others. This therefore these two things become the main target for every business that wants to grow.
Are you an entrepreneur? Company? Cooperative?, today AgriProFocus, SNV -The Netherlands Development Organization, B-Space and Netherlands Uganda Trade & Investment Platf... Read more
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organizing a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.
In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy is inviting experts from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Dutch horticulture produce buyers and the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The seminar will be attended by various stakeholders such as the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers.
- Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers
- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and
- Private companies that are... Read more
IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a cross-border meeting in Khartoum, Sudan from 15th to 17th August 2016 between Sudan and Ethiopia.
The meeting brought together 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Participants consisted of veterinary staff, foreign affairs experts from national governments and experts from IGAD and AU-IBAR.
In his remarks, Dr Joseph Magona, on behalf of Dr Solomon Munyua, the Acting Director of ICPALD n
Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
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Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?
We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.
Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)
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Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.
The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.
1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing
2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)
3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities
4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses
ActivitiesWe are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2... Read more
The organizing Committee of Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) 2016 cordially welcomes you to the 19th Rwanda International Trade Fair due to take place in Kigali-Rwanda from 27th July - 10th August 2016.
In the spirit of Public Private Partnership (PPP), Private Sector Federation in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry have successfully organized the previous Exhibitions, the 19th is set to be even better.
As commonly known, RITF 2016 suits up for its 19th anniversary and leads a thunderous cheer for a vibrant business community that makes Rwanda and Africa as a whole; special, and unique, in many ways.
The RITF is a great opportunity for local and foreign exhibitors looking to invest in Rwanda to experience first hand immediate responses from domestic buyers in one location.
For more information, follow this link: http://www.psf.org.rw/spip.php?rubrique50
TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING CALL: APPLY NOW!
I would like to bring to your attention to a trade and investment matchmaking event organized by AgriProFocus Uganda that we will be held in August 2016. In preparation for this event, we are currently profiling potential participants in the matchmaking event specific to agribusiness. I particularly encourage businesses on this platform that wish to be linked to potential investors, markets, expertise or knowledge to apply.
Find more details in the attached Trade and Investment Matchmaking Call. Apply by 30th June 2016.
For further details, contact: Sylvia Natukunda M. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 078 2551473