WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) is sending the first of two missions to Africa the week of April 2 to highlight the benefits of NAMA member food aid products in U.S. food aid programs.

The first trip will observe new supply chains for emergency food products being used in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eric Rasgorshek, Bunge Milling, Inc., a member of the NAMA International Trade Committee (ITC), will accompany Paul Green, NAMA International Trade Consultant to Niger and Burkina Faso, two landlocked countries suffering from severe water shortages.

The second mission is to African port warehouse facilities and food industry plants. Jack Cwach, ADM Milling Company and vice-chairman of the ITC is leading the mission. Rod Geiger, Bartlett Milling Company; Bill Gross, Bunge, Milling, Inc. and Green are accompanying Cwach on the mission. The purpose of this trip is to explore the prospect of using new technology to ship milled products in semi-bulk form, using ocean containers.