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June 2016

Official Launch of FoodTrade ESA Project: Linking smallholder staple food surpluses to regional markets

By | June 21st, 2016|Announcements, News, Press Releases|

Tuesday 21 June, 2016. Today we are officially launching our new consortium project: Linking smallholders in Tanzania and Uganda with staple food surpluses to regional markets across East Africa. Markets have been one of the major challenges facing smallholder farmers in East Africa. In some cases when these farmers managed to access the markets their [...]

FoodTrade ESA grantee Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd. holds soft launch of PICS bags

By | June 20th, 2016|News, Our Blog, Our Stories|

FoodTrade East & Southern Africa (ESA) grantee, Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd., in partnership with Purdue University held a soft launch of PICS bags storage technology on Monday, 13th June in Dodoma. PICS bags provide a user-friendly alternative to reduce post-harvest losses. FoodTrade ESA provided a grant of GBP 500,000 to build the capacity of Pee [...]

December 2015

FoodTrade ESA Interview with EAGC Executive Director Gerald Masila

By | December 15th, 2015|Our Blog|

In recent years significant investments have been made to improve the market infrastructure that enables grain to be traded at the national and regional level.  With efficient market infrastructure surplus grain from one country can effectively be traded to another country with a deficit. To do this however, certified warehouses must be in places that [...]

November 2015

COMESA launches regional seed variety catalogue

By | November 16th, 2015|News|

COMESA has launched a regional seed variety catalogue aimed at helping farmers’ access to improved and different types of seeds from Member States through simplified customs procedures. This is expected to help the region increase its food production and reduce levels of poverty. Acting Secretary General, Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget described the seed variety catalogue as [...]

October 2015

The 2nd Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholder Conference, Maputo Mozambique

By | October 28th, 2015|News|

FoodTrade ESA partner, Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) held their 2nd Annual stakeholder conference in Maputo, Mozambique from 27 to 28th October 2015. This conference thematic topic was “Anticipating the Future of Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa: Outlook for Maize, Wheat, Rice and Sugar.” ReNAPRI is an African-led, African-driven regionally coordinated [...]

FoodTrade ESA signs Grant agreement with Eastern Africa Grain Council for G-SOKO Phase II

By | October 21st, 2015|News|

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), and the DFID funded FoodTrade East and Southern Africa Project (FoodTrade ESA), signed a grant agreement of 2,947,509 GBP (about US$ 4.4 million) for Phase II of the project on ‘Development of a Structured Grain Trade Systems East Africa’, at the Southern Sun Hotel, last Friday, 16th October, 2015. [...]

The 6th African Grain Trade summit

By | October 19th, 2015|News|

The 6th African Grain Trade summit organised by the Eastern Africa Grain Council commenced on the 1st of October, 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda. FoodTrade East and Southern Africa  attended the three day summit in its capacity as a key sponsor. This Summit gathered stakeholders across the grain value chain in Africa for discussions on issues [...]

September 2015

FoodTrade ESA and Kilimo Trust sign a Grant Contract for US$ 2 million

By | September 22nd, 2015|News|

The UKAID funded programme ‘FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (ESA)’ implemented through DAI, signed a grant contract with the independent organisation ‘Kilimo Trust’ for the amount of £ 1.3 million (US$ 2 million) on 18 September 2015. This signing took place at the FoodTrade ESA main offices in Dar es Salaam. FoodTrade ESA has engaged [...]

EAGC in collaboration with FoodTrade ESA hold a Soy Stakeholder Meeting in Dar es salaam

By | September 21st, 2015|News|

FoodTrade ESA in conjunction with the East African Grain Council (EAGC) convened a group of Soy stakeholders from various private and public sector met on Thursday 17 September 2015 at the Holiday Inn Dar es salaam to deliberate on the key policy and regulatory issues constraining the growth on the Soy industry in Tanzania. The [...]

August 2015

FoodTrade’s Efforts on lifting Trade ban of Staple foods in the region

By | August 26th, 2015|Our Stories|

FoodTrade ESA has facilitated two public-private dialogues, one where parliamentarians from the region were invited to discuss the effects of trade bans for staple foods. The meetings were held in collaboration with COMESA and the Zambian Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. The Zambian government lifted the export ban on Maize a few months after the [...]