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Towards an inclusive and sustainable grain value chain in Southern Africa

October 1, 2015
  • Southern Africa

The Southern African Grain Network (SAGN) has renewed calls for the development of a sustainable grain value chain in southern Africa at a meeting of its steering committee on 28–29 September 2015. The meeting, in Pretoria, South Africa, was called by the Network to discuss and validate its business plan.

Mr Jacob Mwale, executive director of the Grain Traders Association of Zambia and chair of SAGN’s steering committee, reaffirmed the willingness of the region’s grain stakeholders to work together to create a key regional body that will be able to influence policies in the region and promote the development of an inclusive and sustainable grain value chain in southern Africa.

Vincent Fautrel, CTA senior programme coordinator for value chains, also participated in the meeting. CTA has been supporting the development of a grain network for southern Africa in collaboration with the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) since 2014, building on the experience of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC).

Following the meeting, a representative of SAGN flew to Kigali to attend the 6th African Grain Trade Summit and met with grain actors from the entire continent.

Resources

Learn more about the African Grain Trade Summit

Read the article 'Southern African Grain sector moves towards establishing a regional association’

Visit the website of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) 

Visit the website of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

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