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Kenya has the pesticides to tackle the country’s locust invasion ready and stored in local warehouses, the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) has announced.

This comes even as Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), announced that the current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as more swarms form and mature in northern and central Kenya, southern Ethiopia and probably in Somalia.

“This represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods because it coincides with the beginning of the long rains and the planting season. Although ground and aerial control operations are in progress, widespread rains that fell in late March will allow the new swarms to mostly stay in place, mature and lay eggs while a few swarms could move from Kenya to Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia.” Reads a statement from FAO in part.

FAO also predicts that during May, the eggs will hatch into hopper bands that …

For the first time ever, the East African Community has converged public and private stakeholders to identify concrete solutions to boost trade and investment opportunities for coffee exporters in the region.

The high level policy makers and business leaders meeting is meant to discuss breaking trade barriers in the EAC and beyond in coffee trade. It will also focus on finance and market access for the region to become a more competitive exporter of coffee.

Dubbed the EAC Coffee Business Forum – organised jointly with the African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition – is financed by the European Union through the MARKUP programme. It will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events.

According to International Trade Centre, increasing coffee exports from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania could have a considerable positive impact on EAC’s economic development. This can only be achieved if existing trade barriers are …

East Africa’s apex body representing businesses in the bloc EABC,have co-organised a dialogue seeking to create business synergies in various sectors while showcasing the EAC as an ideal business destination for trade and investment.

The dialogue dubbed the East African Community-German Business and Investment Expert Dialogue which was also organized by the German-African Business Association at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Executive Director of the East African Business Council, Mr Peter Mathuki said it is with no doubt that if all Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) hindering trade within the  EAC Common Market  are removed, the domestic demand and market of over 150 million people from the six EAC partner states will attract  investments from Germany and all over the world as it will be more economically viable for all Investors to invest in the EAC.

In his remarks read by EABC Manager Policy and Standards, Mr. Lamech Wesonga, …