UNBS in the media 14th to 18th September 2020

EU-EAC MARKUP supports Bundibugyo Cocoa stakeholders to review cocoa standards

Uganda Coffee Development Authority in partnership with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Cocoa Development Association yesterday held a consultative meetng with stakeholders in the cocoa value chain to review the draft East African Standards for cocoa developed under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (EU-EAC MARKUP). https://chimpreports.com/eu-eac-markup-supports-bundibugyo-cocoa-stakeholders-to-review-cocoa-standards/


Energy producing stakeholders sensitized on clean cooking

The Alliance together with the Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) on Thursday held a training with different energy producing companies on improving the standards for stoves and briquettes. The training that ended at Makerere University attracted over 31 small scale producers of household stoves and carbonized briquettes with experts from Makerere University, MEMD, CIRCUDO and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). https://chimpreports.com/creec-unacc-sensitize-energy-producing-stakeholders-on-clean-cooking/


Govt to procure scanners to detect fake agric inputs

All imported agricultural inputs imports will be passed through gamma-ray scanners at all points of entry, authorities have revealed. Vincent Ssempijja, the agriculture minister, said they are in the final stages of procuring contractors who will setup gamma-ray scanners at both the airports and border points for that purpose. These measures are part of the new plans by the agricultural ministry, intended to curb the distribution of fake agricultural fertilisers, seeds and pesticides.  The scanners, he said, will be linked to other existing inspection systems used by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and that used by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). https://www.newvision.co.ug/news/1527278/govt-procure-scanners-detect-fake-agric-inputs