East African grain traders call for levy to curtail rice imports

The East African Grain Council (EAGC) has challenged governments in the region to enact and implement laws that seek to promote inter-regional trade in grains and cereals in order to reduce imports of staple foods like rice. EAGC executive director Gerald Makau Masila said a supportive legal regime can promote…

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East African traders strengthen food trade to secure food supplies from Southern Africa

The Regional Trade Facilitation Forum in Lusaka is working to strengthen food trade linkages between southern African countries. More than 195 maize and other grain commodity traders attended the meeting where buyers and sellers signed trade deals valued at US$100 million for the export of grain commodities. The forum was…

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