GLOBAL GRAIN GENEVA 2018
Geneva, November 13th, 2018.
The Association Serbia Grains, with the support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization - UN FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD, hosted the Round Table " A closer look at production, consumption, warehouse logistics and river infrastructure of the microregion " which took place on the first day of the worlds largest forum in the field of grains and oilseeds Global Grain 2018 in Geneva.
A round table focusing on Serbia was organized as part of the Project " Building Capacity of the Agribusiness Association in Emerging Markets", implemented in Serbia by UN FAO and EBRD. Claudio Skarozza, an expert with many years of experience in major international companies in the field, moderated the discussion of the participants of the Round Table : Regional EBRD Agribusiness Director Wojtek Boniaszczuk, EBRD and FAO Project Coordinator for Serbia Milos Milovanovic, Association Serbia Grains President of the Board of Directors Slavko Jovanovic, representatives of member companies of the Association Serbia Grains - AGROGLOBE : Bozidar Kostic and Vladimir Milosevic, KONZUL : Marko Slijepcevic, MK COMMERCE - Nikola Sindjic, GRANEXPORT - Ivan Colovic, as well as the Swiss Association of exporters and logistics companies and interested buyers from Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, and others.
Participants of the Round table were presented with the latest data on the quantities and quality of wheat, corn, sunflower, soybean and rapeseed production in Serbia, then the export capacities of our country and the key markets in which these cultures are placed. Serbia is still among the top ten exporters of wheat and corn in the world, according to the analysis of the Association Serbia Grains, based on US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data for the period 2014/15 - 2017/18 m.y. More precisely, the corn exports are at the 7th place, while the export of wheat is at the 10th place. Serbia has kept high yields of these crops per hectare, so it remains at the 2nd place in terms of wheat, just behind the EU average and 5th when talking about the yield of corn per hectare. For the 2018/19 marketing year, Serbia is expected to export 2.7 million tons of corn, 1.7 million tons of wheat, 300.000 tons of soybeans, 137.000 tons of sunflowerseed and 130.000 tons of rapeseed.
Within the new FAO project and the EBRD in cooperation with the Association Serbia grains, the National Grain Conference is planned, as well as the Crop Tour for journalists before harvesting wheat next year.
You can download Mr. Wojtek Boniaszczuk presentation, who presented in front of the EBRD, and Mr. Slavko Jovanovic presentation - in front of the Association Serbia Grains, by clicking the documents below:
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