Tanzanian Poultry Producer Success Story: Tarsila Kunda Mashelle

Tanzania FFP

Tarsila Kunda Mashelle was identified early in the ongoing U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Food for Progress program in Tanzania as a poultry producer who could benefit from one-on-one training. Just over a year later, this outreach has paid off in concrete results. She has already made many improvements in her flock management techniques and grown her flock to include 6,000 layers that are overseen by four staff members.

Corn Quality Information Shared Around the Globe to Build Ties With Customers

Colombia Corn Quality Rollout

The release of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 2014/2015 Corn Harvest Quality Report has become a globally anticipated event. Within days of its release, the Council started presenting the annual report’s findings to customers in overseas markets to provide them the critical information they need to make informed purchases and build confidence in the quality of this year’s U.S. corn crop.

Reflections: New USGC Challenges Keep Global Strategies Director Enthused

Kurt Shultz

Marking 15 years with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Kurt Shultz said it’s the challenges that keep him working to expand export markets.

“The Council has always challenged me in the positions I’ve had,” said Shultz, now USGC director of global strategies.

“I started out as a manager of international operations, and I was given a lot of responsibility – much more than I would ever have expected – and each position since has brought new challenges. It’s been a rewarding environment.”

Progress Continues in Tanzania Through Food for Progress Program

Tanzania Food for Progress

By: Anne Zaczek, U.S. Grains Council Manager of Global Development Programs

The U.S. Council (USGC) is becoming recognized in Tanzania as a reliable source of information and a trusted partner following the launch of its Food for Progress program in that country earlier this year. The program has made advancement towards its primary goals: promoting quality feed formulations for poultry; developing self-sufficient industry associations for poultry producers and feed manufacturers; and improving broiler and layer production through training seminars.

USGC Consultant Offers Resources at Tunisian Livestock Sector Gatherings

By: Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has been engaged in Tunisia for nearly 20 years because that market depends upon imports for all of its corn demand. Still, U.S. market share has fallen for the past three years due to competition from the Black Sea region and South America.

Hoping to help regain some of that market share, a USGC consultant who specializes in ruminant nutrition, Dr. Mustapha El Youssoufi, spoke at two conferences in Tunisia this fall. 


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