EA grain trade to intensify following standards harmonisation

Grain trade in the East Africa region is set to increase following gazettement of new revised harmonised  East African Community (EAC) Staple foods standards 2017. Value chain players, under leadership of the East African Grain Council (EAGC), recently in Nairobi launched 11 standards designed for staple foods, sampling and test methods. EAGC executive director Gerald Masila … Read more

The informal economy: the ups and downs for agriculture

 The informal sector provides income and jobs for the most vulnerable populations in developing countries and, if gradually formalised, has potential to become a major lever for growth and development. GERALD MASILA’S POINT OF VIEW Enhancing traceability for informal trade Gerald Masila explains the importance of capturing information on informal trade to start formalising the … Read more

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