The 8th International Trading Summit Grains & Oilseeds 2013, Morocco
The FAO Investment Centre participated in the 8th International Trading Summit on Grains and Oilseeds in Casablanca, Morocco on 6 to 7 March 2013. The annual event brings together approximately 200 private and public sector stakeholders in the grain and oilseed trade industry to share and analyze information on the past season and discuss how to apply lessons learned. Traditionally the Summit, organized by Ukrainian company APK-Inform Agency, takes place in North Africa and draws sector leaders from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, among others.
Under the FAO/EBRD Cooperation, a study has been prepared that analyzes the oilseeds sector in Morocco in order to identify recent trends in oilseed production, consumption, trade and policy and ultimately to propose policy options to facilitate a more efficient supply chain. At the invitation of APK-Inform Agency and the National Flour Milling Federation of Morocco, the initial findings of the oilseeds study were presented at the Summit. The study and policy options were presented to a representative of the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries (MAMF) at a meeting organized by the FAO Representation to Morocco in advance of the Summit.