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Uganda, Tanzania farm produce bridges deficit

Published on May 06, 2015

Kenya is increasingly becoming a market for agriculture products from Uganda and Tanzania.

According to the 2015 Economic Survey, massive imports of unmilled maize and sugar from the pair boosted their trade with Kenya by 27.2 per cent in 2014 compared with the previous year.

This is good news for the two countries that are major destinations for Kenya’s industrial products.

Kenya faced a maize shortage for part of last year while the perennial sugar shortage of about 300,000 metric tonnes provides a ready market for members of the trading bloc.

The East African Community trade protocol allows countries unrestricted market access across the boundaries. Read more. Source | Daily Nation