Environment related Standards in Maize Value Chains and their coherence to Existing Policy Frameworks in East Africa Community

This note explores the environmental standards for the maize value chain within the East African Community (EAC). It begins by defining environmental standards and compliance, and what that means for the maize value chain. Within the EAC there are many environmental policy frameworks in place such as the EAC treaty and EAC vision 2050 to promote a common objective for the betterment of the environment. Despite that at a national level there is a gap between the implementation and the set policy framework concerning the maize value chain that need to be addressed.