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International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is a non-profit federation of associations formed to serve the greater good by promoting and facilitating the performance of the supply chain for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products. Aims include:

  • Support accomplishments toward world food security and economic well-being goals as defined by the United Nations.  
  • Inform and promote the common/shared interests of international actors that include farmers, producers, exporters, importers, governments and consumers.
  • Foster a safe, predictable, sustainable, affordable, nutritious and secure food supply across the world.
  • Share critical research and expertise on the global supply chain.  
  • Serve the diverse needs arising from international provision of food, feed, transport and processing for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products in particular by:
    ➢ Providing technical, legal and economic evaluations of certain current and future practices and policy on the impact on the distribution chain and food availability, security, affordability, and safety;
    ➢ Communicating internationally and supporting regional, national and local communication.

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Participate in the IGTC


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: Secretariat@IGTCglobal.org to begin your participation with IGTC.  

Latest News

09.01.2023  IGTC participation in “Sustainability in the Grains Value Chain” webinars with the International Grains Council (IGC)
“Sustainability in the Grains Value Chain” was featured and advanced on Thursday 5 January, 2023 during a second webinar addressing sustainability hosted by the International Grains Council (IGC).  The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC), IGC’s grain industry partner, supported the webinar with speakers from its global network. Current information on actions, plans, policy and innovations incorporated into the sustainability journey of commercial actors and governments was shared. The nearly 100 registered participants from around the world gained an expanded understanding of:

  1. Impact of expected changes in policy and practices on access to supplies and international trade and investment.
  2. Key influences and steps being taken to maintain a reliable, resilient, responsible, and competitive market as industry addresses sustainability.
  3. Priority considerations and contingencies providing for the movement and commerce of grains, oilseeds around the world from geographies with surplus to those with deficit.

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01.12.2022 Election of IGTC Officers, 2022 General Assembly
At the IGTC General Assembly on 30 November, global grain trade participants took key decisions regarding the near, mid, and long-term future of the association. 2022 is an "election year" for IGTC and as such, 12 grain trade representatives were appointed as Management Council members for 2023, of which five elected Officers:

  • President: Gary C. Martin, North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA)
  • First Vice President: Iliana Axiotiades, European association of trade in cereals, oilseeds, rice, pulses, olive oil, oils and fats, animal feed and agrosupply (COCERAL)
  • Second Vice President and Secretary: Pat O'Shannassy, Grain Trade Australia (GTA)
  • Third Vice President: Gustavo Idígoras, Argentine Chambers of cereals exporters and oilseeds industries (CIARA-CEC)
  • Treasurer: Gerald Makau Masila Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

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