The number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase in Eastern Africa with Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania recording the biggest jump in number of cases in the past week with approximately 15 fatalities. Consequently, new measures have been introduced by some governments and some pre-existing measures have been extended to clamp down on the spread of the disease, which naturally pose some challenges with respect to grain trade and access to food by consumers.
However, on a positive note, there are notable improvements in the cross-border trade situation as governments become more efficient in implementing COVID-19 screening protocols and businesses continue to adapt to the new realities of cross-border trade.
With this Communique, EAGC thus shares the following updates:
A. New measures taken by governments in Eastern Africa
B. Updates on cross-border trade situation
C. Market Developments – Regional and International
D. EAGC support to grain trade