International IFPA participates in the major Grain Union conference

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On July 21 2021, the International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) participated in online international conference hosted by the Kazakh Grain Union (“Union”).

The online event kicked off with about 100 registrants including CIS grain manufacturers and provided a unique opportunity for business networking, real-time discussions of crop production technologies, innovations in storage and processing of grain, development of promising deep grain processing sector to extract all valuable components of the grain to produce high value added products, which may be used in various fields of industry, especially as strategically important goods for import substitution and food security of the agribusiness complex.

IFPA was introduced by its Head of Memberships of the Business Development and Marketing Departments, Ms. Gulsum Kenenbayeva. She delivered a special presentation during which she provided an overview of the key value proposition of IFPA for the grain industry, the members of the Union and all participants of the conference. Ms. Kenenbayeva remarked: “OIC markets have a huge demand for value-added agri-food products of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is the only country in the world that sells more wheat flour on the foreign market than it consumes and IFPA under the leadership of its Director General and CEO, H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, will work closely with the Union to enable trade, develop the export potential of the sector with particular focus on the deep processing segment for higher added value”.

Kazakh Grain Union was established in 1995 and represents Kazakhstan‘s broadacre, grain and oilseed producers at the national level. The Union’s major role is to act as a voice for grain farmers, mostly through its legislative activities at the state level and to foster a strong, innovative, profitable, globally competitive and environmentally sustainable grains industry in Kazakhstan.