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EAGC 6th African Grain Trade Summit provides platform for trade and commitment to policy

Published on October 08, 2015

From October 1 - 3, the Hub partnered with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to host the 6th African Grain Trade Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Highlights from the event included business to business meetings that produced signed trade commitments for 10,290 metric tons of beans, 10,000 metric tons of maize, 10,000 metric tons of rice and 47,000 zero fly bags; and a private sector-led action group to champion policy initiatives that support a thriving grain trade. The summit also drew a host of government officials that reiterated their dedication to regional harmonization of grain trade enabling policies.

“The 6th African Grain Trade summit that we are hosting here in Kigali provides an opportunity to review our commitment to address the structural constraints of the grain trade on the African continent,” said Hon. Francois Kanimba, Rwanda Minister of Trade and Industry.