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EAC Partner State validate Draft EAC Fertilizer Policy and Draft EAC Fertilizer Bill

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 14th November, 2019: The Director of Productive Sectors at the EAC Secretariat, Mr. Jean Baptiste Havugimana, has underscored the need to put in place a transformational policy instrument to trigger immediate interventions responding to the needs of smallholder farmers in the region.

Mr. Havugimana noted that over the past one decade, the EAC Partner States have successfully adopted several policy documents in the fertilizer sub-sector, yet the impact on the ground remained unchanged. 

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Rice farmers in East Africa to benefit from US$3 million grant

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 2nd October, 2019: Rice farmers in East Africa are set to benefit from a US$3.1 million dollar grant to a rice sector promotion project which will be implemented over a period of three years.                               

The Competitive African Rice Initiative in East Africa (CARI-EA), which is being implemented jointly by the East African Community (EAC) and Kilimo Trust (KT) seeks to improve the rice sub-sector in the region.The project was approved for funding by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in April 2019 and is now at the initial stage of implementation.

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13th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Agriculture and Food Security underway in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 23rd September, 2019: The13th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Agriculture and Food Security is currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Sectoral Council will run from 23rd September, 2019 to 27th September, 2019. It is composed of three sessions which are, the Session of Senior Officials which is scheduled to be held from 23rd to 25th September, 2019; the Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries slated for 26th September, 2019; and the Ministerial session on 27th September, 2019.

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Partner States urged to work closely with stakeholders to address the high incidence of pests and diseases in the region

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 18th September, 2019:  The EAC Deputy Secretary General in-charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, has urged EAC Partner States to work closely with the private sector and farmers associations to curb the high incidence of pests and diseases in the region.

Hon. Bazivamo underscored the fundamental linkages between agriculture, trade and agro-industry and stressed the need to strengthen these sectors.

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EAC Technical Working Group Meeting on Pilot Testing of Harmonized Pesticides Guidelines for Efficacy Trials

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 22nd March, 2019.  The EAC Deputy Secretary General in-charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo has called upon pest control product companies to take advantage of EAC harmonized system for testing and registration of pesticides.

The 38th Extra-Ordinary Council of Ministers held on 30th January, 2019 approved the EAC pesticides management guidelines on efficacy trials, residue trials and registration requirements.  The Council further directed Partner States to domesticate them by 30th May 2020. 

The EAC harmonized system comes with a number of benefits that will translate to reduced time and costs associated with testing and registration of pest control products across EAC Partner States.  It is expected that farmers in the region will have increased access to quality, safe and affordable pesticides.

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