World Grain - June 2015 - (Page 48)

FEATURE INVESTING IN E FOOD SECURITY BRD, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is playing an increasing role in building infrastructure in some of the world's most important grain exporting and importing regions. In a recent interview with World Grain, Gilles Mettetal, EBRD's London-based director for agribusiness, explained the thinking behind a program which has made huge strategic changes to the industry. "All together, EBRD is doing at the moment a billion euros RI¿QDQFLQJWRWKHDJULFXOWXUHVHFWRUZKLFKSUREDEO\PDNHVLW RQHRIWKHODUJHVWSURYLGHUVRI¿QDQFLQJWRSULYDWHFRPSDQLHV We are a big institution, and we have a connection to government. The cornerstone of what we have been trying to do is really to use a public sector dimension to help connect private companies to government. There are very few institutions globally that are able to connect these institutions." Over the last decade, EBRD has worked across Europe's public and private sectors to build infrastructure to increase Gilles Mettetal, director of agribusiness for the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Photo courtesy of EBRD. 48 by Chris Lyddon EBRD playing a larger role in building infrastructure in important grain and exporting and importing regions HI¿FLHQFLHV LQ WKH UHJLRQ¶V JUDLQ WUDQVSRUWDWLRQ V\VWHPV thereby increasing global food security. "For us, grain is also linked to the concept of food security," he said. "When the issue of food security arrived back in 2008 and suddenly people woke up and realized there might not be enough food to feed the world, one of the natural things we thought was that it is clearly the traditional countries where EBRD operates, Eastern European countries, which have strong potential to grow more and increase production. "So we worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and we tried to estimate what June 2015 / World Grain /

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World Grain - June 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Flour output data points to eating trends
Calendar of Events
News review - Ceremony marks opening of Whitewater Mill
ADM plans extensive improvements at Argentina port
Dangote Flour Mills hurts Tiger’s earnings
GrainCorp Oils increasing oilseed crushing capacity
Noble Agri appoints former ADM executive as CEO Jansen
Hovis names new CEO
Southern Africa nations facing food shortage
EBRD provides loan to Turkish edible oil producer
Gruma full steam ahead on European expansion
Oilseeds, grains push Wilmar earnings up 49%
GrainCorp earnings drop on smaller crop
ADM makes management appointments in key areas
ADM earnings surge on oilseed crush margins
Bunge returns to profit on soybean crushing
GrainCorp plans upgrades at 13 sites
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Argentina
Technical Profile - Crustless pan bread favored in Argentina
Feature - Bridging a Gap
Feature - Chinese Reforms Creating Market Uncertainties
Feature - Investing in Food Security
Feature - Grain Storage and Handling Projects
Feature - IAOM Conference 2015
Feature - China, currency impacting markets
Feature - A new plan for Egypt
Feature - Team approach to marketing for Canadian grains
Canadian wheat customers share their experiences
Feature - IAOM MEA District Conference & Expo
Feature - Traders Utilizing Exchanges More than Ever
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Advertiser Index

World Grain - June 2015