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SMEs struggle to meet quality standards

Published on August 29, 2016

Small and medium enterprises engaged in the food value chain in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa are yet to benefit from the boom in hospitality sector.

Small businesses have remained segmented and unable to form partnerships to supply markets in situations where one company cannot supply sufficient volume to satisfy the demand.

During the second Comesa Business Council Local Sourcing for Partnerships (LSP) workshop training in Kampala in July, an official told trainees that his hotel, which is one of the biggest in the country, still imports fresh vegetables from Israel because local food suppliers have failed to supply items that meet international standards. Read more. Source | East African