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EMRC Nick Hutchinson EAGC


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EMRC Nick Hutchinson EAGC

  1. 1. Grain Industry Investment: Underpinning Livestock Market Development EMRC Agribusiness Forum 2010 Kampala, October 3-6
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Established (2006) as an USAID-funded RATES program initiative – with the active encouragement and participation of key stakeholders, including service providers, in the grain value chain. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently receives funding support from SIDA, USAID COMPETE & DFID’s Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) program </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Role <ul><li>Promote free trade in grain under a harmonized trade regime providing small farmers with improved market access; </li></ul><ul><li>Enable expansion and harmonization of agricultural market information systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Enable harmonization of agricultural trade policies; </li></ul><ul><li>Build capacity for trade and farmer organizations; and </li></ul><ul><li>Promote structured grain trading systems e.g. rules of trade, standard contracts, collateral management and enabling environment, where warehouse receipt systems and commodity exchanges can emerge. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Membership <ul><ul><li>All stakeholders along the grain value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Producers, Processors, Traders (ACTIVE) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Associations representing producers, processors and traders (AFFILIATE) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service Providers e.g. warehouse operators, inspectors, collateral managers, input suppliers, banks, insurers (ASSOCIATE) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>72 subscription paying members from across Eastern Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 farmer groups </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Livestock Feed <ul><li>Key Sectors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poultry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dairy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pig & Fish (emerging) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key Raw Materials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maize – grain & bran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat – bran & pollard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunflower seedcake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cotton seedcake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soybean meal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fish Meal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone Meal </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Maximising On-Farm Return <ul><li>Ensure Market & Price Discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>regional market information before planting, during growing and after harvest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimise Post-Harvest Losses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grain Quality (moisture, aflatoxin) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drying </li></ul><ul><li>Grading & Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Storage (Segregation) </li></ul><ul><li>Traceability </li></ul><ul><li>ON-FARM CAPACITY </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY CAPACITY </li></ul><ul><li>AREA CAPACITY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>etc .…………….. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Warehouse Receipt System <ul><li>Kenya </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by FSD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 warehouses EAGC certified; 12 inspected & in-process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Government in drafting legislation to enable WRS and COMEX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uganda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Uganda Commodity Exchange (UCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tanzania </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Warehouse Licencing Board (TWLB) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Participation in EAC Standards Technical Committee (development & harmonisation of regional staple grain standards) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate standards for Livestock Feed grade raw materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aflatoxin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raw Material v’s Finished Product (consider dilution effect) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current: Human: 10 ppb with B1 maximum of 5; Livestock : 10 ppb with no B1 specification </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggested: Livestock – 20 ppb; permit use of approved mycotoxin binders </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Standards
  10. 10. <ul><li>Yellow Maize (QP White Maize) </li></ul><ul><li>White Sorghum </li></ul><ul><li>Cassava </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Sweet Potato </li></ul><ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Pigeon peas/cowpeas </li></ul>Alternate Crops
  11. 11. The Secretariat Eastern Africa Grain Council P.O. Box 218 - 00606 Nairobi Tel: +254-20-3745840 Fax: +254-20-3745841 [email_address] , Maple Court Westlands Close, off Westlands Road