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African Grain Trade Summit concludes with clear commitments towards structured grain trade in Africa

Published on October 09, 2015

The 6th African Grain Trade Summit with a clear agenda for regional grain trade in Africa, and with renewed commitments for creating an enabling environment for structured trade concluded in Kigali,Rwanda.

The outcomes of the three-day summit reaffirms the regional grain sector actors' commitment to structured grain trade in Africa and sets out a clear agenda on different priority areas to be achieved within the next two years, when the next summit will be held.
In a major push to create an enabling environment for the grain sector in Africa, His Excellency Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, pledged to continue to support the operationalization of the single customs territory through the Northern and Central Corridor Initiatives. The President's remarks were delivered on his behalf by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi.
Over 200 delegates from 14 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Singapore, USA and Philippines attended the summit. Read more. Source | Star Africa