Following on from Ukraine’s Chairmanship, the
International Grains Council has appointed Dr. Florence Kaibi, Minister
Counsellor and Agriculture Attaché, Kenya Embassy to Belgium, Mission to the
EU, OACPS and WCO, as its Chairperson for 2022/23.
During its chairmanship, Kenya is particularly interested in working with the Secretariat and IGC’s members to broaden market information and trade cooperation in the global grains, oilseeds, rice and pulses markets which are essential in addressing market uncertainty and food security concerns.
In line with its agreed medium-term priorities, the IGC Secretariat will continue to improve its price matrix for the global pulses market and develop its analysis of world sunflower seed supply and demand, as well as monitoring the sunflower product markets.
Kenya is also interested in promoting dialogue between governments on grains trade policies and increasing the IGC’s membership as well as attaining a greater cooperation between the public and private sectors to enhance the resilience of the global trade and food systems.
“The Secretariat will support the chair’s efforts by continuing to organize regular webinars between the public and private sectors on the main issues affecting the grains value chain during her chairmanship,” IGC stated in its press release announcing the appointment.
On her appointment, Dr.Florence Kaibi said, “Kenya’s chairmanship comes at a time when the global trade and food systems are facing challenges that require innovation, resilience and partnership in order to promote stability and sustainability’’.