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Oct 5

7th African Grain Trade Summit

7th African Grain Trade Summit

Event Overview

EAGC hosts its flagship policy conference known as the African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS). The AGTS is a 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 Summit provides evidence-based, thought-provoking discussions on the grain sector from national, regional, continental and global viewpoints, thus helping to chart coherent and holistic development pathways for the African grain sector.

Programme

5 Oct 2017
08:00 - 13:00

High-level Media Dialogue: Setting New Horizons: Rethinking Grain Trade for Food Security and Prosperity in Africa

14:00 - 17:00

Doing Business in the African Grain Sector: Towards a New Grain Trade Policy for Sustainable Grain Trade

This is a trade policy session; it will focus on evaluating the changes in the policy environment over the past 10-15 years; it will facilitate reflect on achievements to date and challenges that persist from both public and private sector perspectives, and aim to craft a New Grain Trade Policy for the grain sector in Africa, one that will drive the development of the sector

6 Oct 2017 
08:00 - 13:00

Money Talks: Reshaping Financial Services for Grain Trade in Africa Grain trade needs money. 

This session will try to answer critical questions such as: how suitable are existing financial products for grain trade? What has been the experience from lenders and borrowers with respect to financial services currently on offer? Where does the solution lie […]

14:00 - 17:00

Agriculture, Climate change and Grain Trade: Finding the Nexus 

This session will look at emerging trends in mitigating the risks of climate change, climate-smart agriculture and how grain trade can play a key role in climate risk mitigation  

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Speakers

Speakers

Mr Gerald Makau Masila

Mr Gerald Makau Masila

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

Kenya

 Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna

Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna

Senior Technical Advisor for Value Chains & Agribusiness

Organisers

  • EAGC

Sponsors

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