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GRAINS – A GIFT FROM MOTHER EARTH
Take any culture, any country or cuisine – you will find the daily menu and serving plate dominated by food staples, which contribute a significant portion of energy and nutrient needs. Cereal Grains, such as Wheat, Rice, Corn and Oats are considered staple food, mainstay of the diet and calorie source to millions around the world. Consequently, Grains as a commodity are integral to food security, and rank high in economic importance.
Large tracts of land are essential for Grain Cultivation, hence countries with large geographic area tend to be leaders in food production. USA, China and India each produce more food than the entire European Union put together, followed by Brazil.
Wheat is known as the “Bread of Life” and Wheat growers and Wheat Suppliers can be found in nearly every country in the world. Rice is primarily grown in Asian and African countries, and Rice Millers constitute a significant part of the value chain that reaches the commodity in bulk form to the markets. Sorghum. known as Jowar in India, is grown for Grain or for processing into Sorghum Syrup. With India being one of the largest producers of Grain Sorghum in the world, Broom Corn (Jowar) Manufacturers can be found across the country. Maize, also known as Corn and referred to in Hindi as Makka, is globally one of the top three largest produced crops, cultivated on a large scale in most of the countries in the world, and sold by Corn-Maize suppliers on wholesale and retail basis.
The International Grain Council Estimates that world total Grains (Wheat and Coarse Grains) production will reach a record 2,084m t in 2016/17, an increase of 81m y/y. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), world wheat production in 2016 is estimated at 749 million tonnes. Global Maize Production is forecast at 1 027 million tonnes. World rice production forecast is at an all time high of 499 million tonnes. As for trading, the FAO’s forecast for world trade in cereals in 2015/16 is 349.4 million tonnes.
Food Grains have been traded as long as they have been grown. In the early days, it was limited to the barter system. In the modern world, Grain trading is the pivot of the agro commodities market, both in spot and futures categories. At Tammy Trade, we have set up a vibrant online trading platform that empowers seamless interaction between Buyers and Sellers of agro commodities. Specifically under Grains, nearly 600 products are listed. As a Verified Seller or Genuine Buyer registered on the portal, all it takes is a few minutes to transact online. No more visits to the wholesale market, dealing with intermediaries or buying commodities at an inflated price.
The categories you can transact in instantly include Wheat, Rice, Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Barley, Corn, Rava, Semolina and many more. The Grains are sourced from Food Grains Manufacturers in more than 50 locations, which means wherever you are in India, your consignment is just a click away, and very close to being part of a Done Deal!