London Grains Week l 7-11 June 2021 l London


London Grains Week is a week-long series of events, including meetings, summits, strategy sessions and conferences, centred around the vital role of the international trade in grains. Run by four key bodies in the sector, it is designed to promote London as a hub for international commodities and bring the industry together to lead strategic debate and discuss the challenges ahead. London Grains Week celebrates the grain industry events which occur 7-11 June 2021 in London and supports the essential knowledge-exchange and networking that they promote.

The Four key bodies in the sector:

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

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We deliver transformation projects to drive productivity and boost farming and supply chain businesses. We want the industry to thrive in a rapidly changing world and continue to produce high quality food, maintain our beautiful landscape, and leave a legacy for generations to come. To cover the whole supply chain; we work with farmers, growers, packers, processers, agronomists, vets and abattoirs. This helps us unify the industry, bridge gaps in knowledge and encourage collaboration to build a stronger future for everyone.

The Grain and Feed Trade Association

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Gafta is the international trade association representing over 1900 member companies in 98 countries who trade in agricultural commodities, spices, and general produce. Gafta is headquartered in London and has offices in Geneva, Kiev, Beijing, and Singapore. More than 90% of Gafta's membership is outside the UK. With origins dating back to 1878, Gafta provides a range of important services that facilitate the movement of bulk commodities and other produce around the world. 

International Grains Council

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IGC is an international organisation that seeks to:

  • Further international cooperation in grains, oilseeds, and rice trade.
  • Promote expansion, openness, and fairness in the grain sector.
  • Contribute to grains, oilseeds, and rice global market transparency.

The IGC provide robust market forecast and analysis and stimulate consultation on market and policy developments between the actors of the grains value chain.

International Grain Trade Coalition

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The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is an international not-for-profit association, established in Switzerland according to the relevant provisions of the Swiss Civil Code and in accordance with the IGTC Articles of Association. Formed in 2001, the IGTC is a coalition of national and international not for profit trade associations, councils and corporate stakeholders which are active in the international trade of grain, oilseeds, pulses and derived products (agri-bulks).

Our mission is to provide advice on the impacts of policy decisions and commercial requirements and economics of the world's food, feed and processing industries.

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Defra are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our broad remit means we play a major role in people's day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

The environment is fundamental to all that we do, and we must protect and enhance it. Our job is to make our country a great place for living. We do this by supporting our superb food, farming and fisheries industries, enhancing our beautiful rural environment, and better protecting against flooding, disease and other natural threats.

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