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New regional staple foods standards to boost trade

Published on February 13, 2018

Intra-regional trade in quality cereals and pulses is expected to increase following the launch of the gazetted East African standards of staple foods. 

Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the nine standards for staple foods on Wednesday by East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in Kampala, Mr Gerald Masila, executive director EAGC, said the lack of harmonised regional standards has for a long time barred trade as each East African country has been using its standards. 
“We have lost out on a market position. I do not have a number right now. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor