Evaluation of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Trade Policy Constraints Within the Maize Livestock/Animal-Sourced Products Value Chains in East Africa

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Authors: Joseph Hain; Linda Logan; Stephenn Collins
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Evaluation
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS), Trade, Investment, and Governance requested ACDI/VOCA assemble a team of three consultants to evaluate sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) trade policy constraints within the maize and livestock and livestock products value chains in East Africa. This report captures the team's priority list and an action plan to address SPS trade policy constraints for these two important East African agricultural value chains.

This study is one of three regional assessments carried out in East, Southern, and West Africa regions to identify key SPS-related constraints to trade within priority Feed the Future value chains, in order to gauge opportunities for potential SPS-related investments. A Portuguese version is also available for the Southern Africa report, and a French version is available for the West Africa report.