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East Africa countries to review cereals and pulses’ standards

Published on February 25, 2016

Farmers and traders in East Africa dealing in cereals and pulses will have to observe common standards across the region when the process of harmonizing them is finalized.
Each country have their own standards, which poses a challenge to trade across the region. But, in 2005, an effort to develop the same standards across the value chain for grains and pulses.
This was accomplished in 2013. In total, 22 standards were developed but various stakeholders raised concerns about some of the conditions being too stringent to enable trade and, therefore, there was need for a review. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor