On 29th May 2018, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) hosted a Grain Sector Stakeholders Validation Workshop of the Market Survey and Regulatory Gap Assessment of Hermetic Storage Technologies (HSTs) used in the grain sector in Kenya. The workshop was one of the next steps of the initiative launched by EAGC in January 2018 expected to lead to develop standards for HSTs.
A wide range of industry stakeholders were represented at the validation workshop, which was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi. Amongst the stakeholders present included manufacturers and distributors of hermetic technologies, users of hermetic technologies, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, research organisations and development partners. The validation workshop sought to share findings and seek stakeholder inputs on the market survey and regulatory gap assessment of HSTs in Kenya, build consensus on the proposed development of standards for HSTs and agree on the modalities for developing the standards.