Business & Policy
Cigi hosts grain industry program for international customers
By Top Crop Manager
July 12, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Representatives from 15 countries are attending the 46th International Grain Industry Program at Cigi (Canadian International Grains Institute) in Winnipeg. Commencing on July 8, the two-week program marks the second year Cigi has held the program independently.
The program offers 23 international customers a broad overview of the Canadian field crop industry with an emphasis on wheat and pulses, and their use in end products.
The program includes presentations, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations using Canadian field crops in Cigi's pilot facilities. The group will participate in classroom sessions and technical demonstrations on Canadian grains including an introduction to the Canadian industry, inspection and grading, handling, transportation, marketing and technology. The participants include representatives from trading organizations, mills, and processing companies from Algeria, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Venezuela.
While at Cigi the group will also tour a grain farm, primary elevator, the CGC and CMBTC facilities.