Grain Council of Uganda seeks ban of ungraded maize export

UGANDA – The Grain Council of Uganda has asked government to immediately ban the export of ungraded maize, whose trading has increased due to demand pressures across the East African region. Mr. Henry Musisi, Acting Executive Director, Grain Council of Uganda, said the export of ungraded maize presents a number of challenges, which include distortion of quality and pricing and…

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Agriculture and Food Authority, Retail Trade Association of Kenya launch KS 1758 Standard

KENYA – The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) and the Retail Trade Association of Kenya (RETRAK) have launched the KS 1758 Standard by presenting audit certificates to farms who took part in the pilot stage of the program. “Another milestone in the domestic fresh produce market! We now have 7 KS 1758 Part 2 certified farms. One of the seven…

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Golden Star Oil Palm Plantation achieves Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil Certification

GHANA – Golden Star Oil Palm Plantation (GSOPP), an alternative livelihood project of Golden Star resources, now a member of the Chifeng Gold Group, has primed its smallholder farmers for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil (RSPO) Certification. The highly coveted certification which is the first of its kind in Ghana and second in Africa, signifies that GSOPP smallholder farmers…

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