SADC partners USAID to promote safer food trade


Southern African Development Community (SADC) has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a regional Sanitary and Phytosanitary Strategy (SPS) aimed at promoting regional trade and improving food safety.

The programme, which has been on pilot phase for 18 months, has been developed to ensure that SADC member states supply consumers with food that is safe from diseases and also facilitate safe regional trade integration.

The regional SPS strategies are developed to strengthen capacity of SADC member states to effectively manage sanitary and phytosanitary risks through implementing measures that are consistent with international standards and best practices.

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