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The Southern Africa Grain Network (SAGNET) is a not-for-profit company supporting regional efforts for private sector engagements in grain trade and policy in Southern Africa.  

 

SAGNET is a key organization mobilizing private sector players in the grain value chains towards structured trading systems with the view to increasing the volume and velocity of grain trade to enhance food security in Southern Africa. SAGNET’s private sector mobilization with a membership and stakeholder reach spans the greater Southern Africa region giving the organization a strong voice in advocacy to engage with governments and also with regional economic communities towards the improvement of the policy and trade environment.

The company’s Vision Statement is: “A vibrant, well integrated, viable and sustainable grain value chain network that is contributing to the creation of wealth, employment and food and nutrition security” while

its mission statement is: “To facilitate and promote collective action and regional collaboration by grain value chain actors in Southern Africa”

The company envisages that, through better cooperation between value chain actors, it will reinforce the change for more open and functional grain markets in the region benefiting all value chain actors including smallholder farmers.

The company’s membership include value chain actors from southern Africa countries drawn from four sectors of the value chain, that is production, processing, trading and service providers. Participation by the various actors is be open, voluntary and based on agreed common agenda.

The network includes the following stakeholders:

i. National representatives of the grain value chain in the region to ensure broad representation (ordinary members);

ii. Private sector representatives (associate members); and

iii. Academic and research institutions (associate members)

   Contact the coordinator for more details and partnerships:

Gregory Chansa: Gregory_Chansa@dai.com