East African countries have been advised to harmonize grain standards at all border posts to improve on the quality of grains traded in the region.
This follows increased interest in grain trade across the border in which farmers are likely to lose out simply because those trading their grains are not following the required standards in grain trade.
The findings from a two year study indicate that there are only four officials at the three border points applying the EAC standards for maize and rice in their entirety.
This means that the set standards are not being followed as a reference document when goods are being checked even though the officials are aware of the standards. Read more. Source | Newvision