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Government moots plan to tackle aflatoxins in maize

Kenya initially imposed a ban on grain from Uganda citing high levels of aflatoxins Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has revealed plans to improve the quality and standard of Uganda’s maize following a recent threat from the Kenyan government to ban importation of the staple grain citing high levels of …

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Multi-billion cereal processing plant opens in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Soroti City will be home to a multi-billion agro-processing business for cereals, thanks to Pela Commodities Limited, a new industry being established in Arapai industrial area.   Pela commodities has already started laying its machinery in the area near Soroti Fruit Factory. It is expected …

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Standards in the maize value chain

13-point farmers plan to attain high product quality, wealth creation, trade harmony in EAC region COMMENT | DICK NUWAMANYA KAMUGANGA | The East African Community (EAC) regional maize trade is approximately 1.5 million Metric Tons per annum valued at US$ 260 million. Uganda is a leading net maize exporter in …

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Maize trade tension

Why maize is causing trade tensions between Kenya and its neighbours | THE INDEPENDENT | There was confusion in the East African grain market recently after Kenya banned maize imports from Tanzania and Uganda. The Agriculture and Food Authority said the reason for the ban was that levels of mycotoxins …

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Certified maize dealers named, others given June deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has issued a list of 23 certified maize millers in a bid to protect the public from consuming substandard maize products. This comes amidst growing concern about the quality of maize and flour on the market. Recently, Kenya banned …

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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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