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IGC Names 2021/22 Chairperson

Taras Kachka is the ´╗┐Deputy Minister ´╗┐for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Trade ´╗┐Representative in Ukraine

Taras Kachka Photo: IGC
Taras Kachka Photo: IGC

The International Grains Council (IGC) has appointed Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Trade Representative of Ukraine as its chairperson for 2021/22.

During its chairmanship, Ukraine is particularly interested in working with the secretariat and IGCÔÇÖs members to increase market information and transparency and trade cooperation in the global grains, oilseeds and rice markets which is essential in times of market uncertainty.

In line with its agreed medium-term priorities, the IGC secretariat is aiming to finalize its model-based global supply and demand balances for grains-based ethanol, to increase its analysis and reporting on world biofuel sectors and feedstock utilization.

Ukraine is also interested in promoting dialogue between governments on grains trade policies and increasing the IGCÔÇÖs membership as well as a greater cooperation between the public an private sectors, to enhance the resilience of the global trade and food systems.

The secretariat will support the chairÔÇÖs efforts by continuing to organize regular webinars between the public and private sectors on the main issues affecting the grains value chain during his chairmanship.

"Our common goal is to develop further engagement with all the major producers and consumers of grains," says Kachka. "The commodities within the scope of the IGC are fundamental for global food security and food systems.

"We will try to ensure open and regular information sharing and exchange of views among the members of IGC. I will also support the involvement of other international organizations and relevant consumers and producers of grains in the work of the council.ÔÇŁ

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