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East Africa moves to harmonise staple food standards, boost trade

Published on February 12, 2018

The quality of regional trade in cereals and pulses is expected to improve following the launch of newly gazetted standards for staple foods.

The harmonisation comes after a long period where each East African country used its own yardstick to determine quality of cereals including maize, millet, wheat, sorghum, rice and pulses such as beans and peas traded across borders.

Speaking during an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the new standards by the East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in Kampala Wednesday, executive director Gerald Masila said the lack of uniform guidelines had served as a technical barrier to trade. Read more. Source | Business Daily