Canadian International Grains Institute

Author Archives: Mike Kontzamanis

28
Aug
2015

In 2010, nine African countries imported more than 1.2 million tonnes of Canadian wheat. Four years later in 2014, a total of 15 African countries imported almost double that—2.3 million tonnes. Where many other established markets are currently at their respective saturation points, the African agricultural market, and in particular, wheat, is on the rise. … continue reading →

17
Jul
2015

It was only a few weeks ago when the China Technical Exchange was held at Cigi, and Da An, a Technologist in Asian Products & Extrusion Technology, guided the group through a session on noodles and steamed buns—in Mandarin. Okay, maybe I didn’t understand anything they were saying, but there was no need for translation. … continue reading →

13
Jul
2015

Last week, Cigi played host to six representatives participating in the Prima Technical Exchange, a program that guided millers, chemists, and managers alike from Sri Lanka and Singapore through tours, demonstrations, and technology sessions. Prima Limited is one of the largest flour milling companies in the world. When it became operational in 1980, their Trincomalee … continue reading →