Lillian Bazaale, the country director of EAGC,
cautioned participants against coming up
with a position that would not favour exporters
But, in 2005, an effort was started to develop the same standards across the value chain for grains and pulses. This was accomplished in 2013. In total, 22 standards were developed but various stakeholders raised concerns about some of the conditions being too stringent to enable trade and, therefore, there was need for a review.
|Prof. Archileo Kaaya (right) and |
EAGC board chairman Dr. Benard Otim
(Credit: Francis Emorut)
Prof. Kaaya, who is the head of department of food technology and nutrition at Makerere University, pointed out that maintenance of high quality standards is critical for the success of the grain industry both in Uganda and at regional level.