Registrations now open: 2017 International Grains Council conference, June 6

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IGTC seminar at WTO "The grain trade’s contribution to global food security and economic development" - November 10, 2016

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The International Grain Trade Coalition

The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to convene significant expertise and representation to provide advice on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries from a global perspective.

Trade associations and councils around the world working to support trade of grains, oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulks join forces under the guidance of their more than 8000 members in 85 countries who are Corporate Stakeholders in IGTC.

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For-profit entities supporting IGTC are welcome to be identified as IGTC Corporate Stakeholders and help guide our work.  Trade Associations and Councils working to support international trade of grains. oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulks are welcome to apply for IGTC Membership. IGTC also seeks Partnership with governmental bodies, other international interest groups and academic institutions. Please contact us at: to begin your participation with IGTC.  

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Outreach in Eastern Africa 
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is hosting the IGTC Secretariat for two weeks in their Nairobi offices, offering the chance to build relationships and collaborate on grain trade priorities. In addition, the IGTC took the stage to make a key note speech at the EAGC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 20 April alongside the World Bank, Kenyan Government officials, and grain trade leaders from the entire region.

The EAGC is the IGTC’s foremost association member in Eastern Africa, covering Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan, and will soon expand beyond into Ethiopia, the DRC and Zambia. The EAGC is leading a number of business-critical initiatives in the region, including the ‘Business-2-Business’ fora, which allow businesses to come together to collaborate on market discovery and contracts. In April, the Ethiopia B2B event took place, resulting in the signature of 51 contracts of 275,000MT among 50 buyers from 6 countries and 40 sellers from Ethiopia.

IGTC President in China

IGTC President Gary C. Martin participated in a number of successful meetings in China earlier this month, with the aim of promoting IGTC engagement to facilitate global trade of grains, oilseeds and other agri-bulks for food, feed, and processing in the context of China’s value chain. 

In particular there was fruitful engagement with IGTC Corporate Stakeholder COFCO and member CNAGS regarding participation and support for the Coalition. Closing out the week, Gary hosted a ‘China Grain and Oilseed Reception’ on Friday with grain trade and government colleagues from China and other countries around the world. Overall, the mission represented a significant step in forwarding the IGTC’s global outreach via improved balance in geographical participation and increased leadership on key files.




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