Kenya halts maize imports plans from Mexico, turns to regional market

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has halted importation of 11.1 million bags of maize from Mexico and will instead be importing the commodity from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) […]

WTO partners with COMESA to enhance market access of commodities in the regional

COMESA – The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has partnered with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to harmonise standards with a view of increasing market access of agricultural produce in the region. […]

COMESA partners tech firm to launch regional seed label verification system

COMESA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has partnered mPedigree’s GoldKeys technology to launch an online seed label verification system in the region. COMESA, which covers 19 countries across South, East […]

COMESA agency pushes for restructure in Coca-Cola’s pricing model

AFRICA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission (CCC) has called for suspension of the clause that allows Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Ltd (CCBA) to set prices for its distributors. According […]

Kenyan farmers oppose sugar zoning, seek Competition Authority’s intervention

KENYA –  The Sugar Campaign for Change (SUCAM), a sugar advocacy group in Kenya, said that it does not support the sugar zoning proposal in Kenya’s draft Sugar Regulations, 2018 terming the move as illegal […]

COMESA region’s cereal productivity affected by low seed quality

AFRICA – COMESA regions cereal productivity has remained low despite the high production potential that the region holds, greatly attributed to small- holder farmers’ limited access to improved seeds. New Times Rwanda reports that of […]

Kenya’s sugar imports rise to reach 189,000 tonnes in nine months to September

KENYA – Kenya’s sugar imports have clicked 189,000 tonnes in the nine months to September, a significant reduction from the 933,000 tonnes of sugar it imported last year. A report by the East African revealed […]

Kenya sighs relief as COMESA extends safeguards on sugar imports for 2yrs

KENYA – The regional trade bloc, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has approved an extension safeguarding Kenyan sugar industry from cheap imports from the region for two more years. According to Business […]