Major grain competitors team up to take on Asian markets

Despite being vigorous competitors, grain organisations from United States, Brazil and Argentina have joined together to greater their chances of market access and are now heading to Asia.

MAIZALL, launched in this year, is a collaboration between the US Grains Council (USGC), the National Corn Growers Association, ABRAMHILO and MAIZAR, the national corn producers organizations of Brazil and Argentina.

"A lot of work has gone into planning and organisation and now it is paying off," said Julius Schaaf, USGC chairman and MAIZALL's first president.

"In both Korea and China we will be meeting with the American, Brazilian and Argentine embassy, as well as with each country's top corn importers and end-users, and key government officials. Not only will Korea and China receive America's, Brazil's and Argentina's perspectives but they will also hear a common commitment to food security through trade, and regulatory systems that make that possible for a growing world."

MAIZALL is a partnership of four organizations representing three countries. Legally incorporated in Panama, a central location, MAIZALL is designed to elevate the producer perspective from the major corn exporting countries in the ongoing, and sometimes heated, global debate about agricultural technology and trade.


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