September 26, 2016

27/09/2016: New charitable incorporated organisation “Milling4Life”

by Clifford Spencer

Welcome to Milling4Life a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty, financial hardship and malnutrition and enhancing food security through promoting sustainable milling.

The first project is to introduce the benefits of modern milling technology and practice to a wider audience on the African continent through targeted knowledge transfer.

For example, the charity plans to invite two African candidates from each selected African country to visit a major milling event (be it a conference or exhibition) for an intensive week of knowledge acquisition.
Clifford Spencer

These candidates will benefit from sponsored travel and accommodation with the visit purpose being to intensively acquire knowledge of the milling industry.

The candidates will then return home armed with this knowledge and with continuing contact with the parties they have met in that formative week.

The organisation has the great advantage of the advice and experience of the African Union’s agency ‘New Partnership for Africa’s Development’ (NEPAD) in this task.

In particular the agency will assist in the initial selection of candidates and for this we are exceptionally grateful to this esteemed organisation which sits at the heart of African continental policy.

The first and formative meetings of the Milling4Life charities trustees and interested organising parties will take place at the IAOM Conference and Exhibition at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 24-27, 2016.
NEPAD will participate in an opening Panel Discussion on Tuesday October 25 the subject, ‘Feeding the Fastest Growing Economies of East Africa.’

This panel discussion will be moderated by Buhler African Milling School’s Martin Schlauri (you will find elsewhere in this issue the importance the Buhler Group is now placing on the milling industry’s to respond and meet the food demands of a world of nine billion by 2050) and already includes Abubaker Bakhresa, Nick Hutchinson and the Ethiopian Millers Association as confirmed panelists.

Milling4Life will also arrange a reception on the afternoon of Thursday October 27 as a closed invitation where we will outline in more detail the role of Milling4Life working with NEPAD.

The agency will also give a more detailed explanation of its work and role in Africa.

In our modern high-tech world it is difficult to contemplate the reality that many people still cannot afford to pay for milled grain products – or for animal protein products produced through feed milling. Milling for Life wants to play its part in bringing about change in a range of milling sectors.

Read the full article HERE.

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