The Guardian (PDF) When Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo three years ago, they called for “bread, freedom, and social justice”. Bread is absolutely central to the Egyptian diet, yet the country is massively dependent on others for supply. It imports almost twice as much wheat as all 27 EU member states put together, making […]
February 18, 2015 - Gables firm, Egypt partner for grain security
Miami Today (PDF) Coral Gables-headquartered Blumberg Grain is partnering with Egypt to develop one of the world’s largest food security systems for grain storage. The company, which signed a contract with the Egyptian government late last year, is currently developing 93 wheat storage facilities across Egypt and expects the first few to be completed by […]
January 7, 2015 - Why GEJ Is Sure That Nigeria Is ready For Oil Crisis
In 2012 Blumberg Grain, the Global food giant invested $250 million in a large-scale food storage facilities for Nigeria’s agricultural sector creating up to 1,000 jobs. See what David Blumberg, CEO, Blumberg Grain – West Africa thinks of Nigerian agriculture.
August 12, 2014 - The American who wants to save Egypt’s bread
Blumberg recently reached a deal with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to build 164 grain storage facilities designed to prevent spoilage, reduce price volatility and eventually lead to a local commodities exchange.
“It’s crazy,” the American investor said. “The largest wheat buyer in the world is constrained by storage.”
ONews Agency (PDF) (English PDF) President Abdel Fattah Sisi held two meetings today with Dr. Khaled Hanafi Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, the first, a group of international investors to set up 3 major investment projects, and the second a meeting with the youth and leaders of the Ministry of Supply and its affiliates. […]
Youm7.com (PDF) (English PDF) President Abdel Fattah Sisi received today, at the presidential headquarters in Heliopolis, Philip Blumberg, Chairman, Group of Companies “Blumberg”, in the presence of Dr. Khalid Al-Hanafi, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, and David Blumberg, Managing Director of Blumberg Grain West Africa, Christian Rath, Senior Vice President of the Blumberg Grain company. […]
July 18, 2014 - Interview with David Blumberg, CEO, Blumberg Grain – West Africa
Africa AgriBusiness (PDF) By Dave Ramaswamy AAM: Please give an overview of your company? Operating History? How/when did you decide to enter the grain storage business? Blumberg: Several generations ago my father’s side of the family immigrated to America. They settled in Dothan, Alabama, the “peanut capital” of the United States. That’s when our family […]
June 23, 2014 - Blumberg Grain Links with The Corporate Council on Africa
World Grain (PDF) Professional Services Close-Up Blumberg Grain said that it has joined The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a organization developing and strengthening business relationships between the United States and Africa. In its release, David Blumberg, CEO of Blumberg Grain – West Africa said, “CCA is a very effective organization, with breadth and depth […]
March 19, 2014 - Climate change hits your fridge
“We came face-to-face with the issue of post-harvest losses, which is an issue that is sort of lost upon the American public,” said food security expert David Blumberg, describing a 2010 trip to India that exposed first hand the enormity of food safety issues farmers face in developing countries against the weather.
January 15, 2014 - Congo-Kinshasa: Blumberg Grain Continues Its Africa Expansion
Following the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture’s recent contract for Blumberg Grain food security and storage systems, Blumberg Grain has also been chosen to provide its grain warehousing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC project includes the installation of the company’s Grain Vault product line with integrated security systems.