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UNBS closes 50 maize mills in quality enforcement drive

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has commenced enforcement of quality standards against uncertified maize grain and maize flour. The enforcement started with the closure of more than 50 mills in parts of Luwero and Jinja among others. This follows a year-long quality sensitisation campaign which …

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Kenya’s ban on Uganda maize

Why the alleged substandard exports should help nation rethink its agricultural extension interventions  COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | On March 5, 2021, the Kenyan Government issued a ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. The decision, according to the head of Kenyan Agriculture and Food Authority stemmed from their …

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Kenya’s maize ban

What lessons for Uganda? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | On March 5, Kenya began implementing a ban on importation of maize from Uganda and Tanzania citing high levels of aflatoxins which makes maize unfit for human and animal consumption. But on March 11, Kenya’s minister for agriculture turned …

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Aflasafe the new solution to aflatoxin threat in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture [IITA] developed a scientifically proven biocontrol solution to minimize aflatoxin contamination in Africa. The all-natural, safe, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly product known as Aflasafe has however not reached most farmers in the region despite its effectiveness in minimizing the …

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UNBS suspends Kenyan peanut butter products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has suspended the importation, sale and distribution of several peanut butter products from Kenya. A statement from UNBS issued yesterday says Laboratory Tests carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), confirmed high levels of aflatoxin contamination in …

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