MANHATTAN, Kan. — Increased productivity in the poultry and dairy sectors in Pakistan has led to an increase in U.S. soybean exports to Pakistan over the past four years. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service, soybean exports to Pakistan have been predicted to continue to increase in the next year.
To help provide information to producers in Pakistani agriculture, the IGP Institute held the Pakistan Trade Group course October 15-18, 2019 in an effort to increase their awareness of U.S. agriculture.
“The participants who attended the course possessed a great depth of knowledge and experience,” says Guy Allen, IGP Institute senior economist and course instructor. “They all were highly skilled in their industries of oilseed crushing and poultry production.”
Since the participants had a good understanding of the issues and developments in their industry, Allen was able to tailor the course material for a more in-depth training experience for them.
The four-day course consisted of U.S. grain productions and marketing systems, export contracts, futures and derivatives, grain handling and storage methods as well as new developments in animal nutrition and feed formulation.
“We were able to deliver value to these important buyers of U.S. soybean, which can potentially benefit both countries,” says Allen.
In addition to grain marketing and risk management, the IGP Institute also offers courses in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, and feed manufacturing and grain management. To learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website at www.ksu.edu/igp.
— Katlin Allton, Communications Intern, IGP Institute, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University
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