#8 How the EAC Ensures Food Safety on Agricultural Exports for the Benefit of All
Follow Dr Martin Kimanya, Standards Expert at the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP), as he explains how MARKUP puts standards at the centre of its work, ensuring that agricultural products from across the region can be exported to international markets and meet the stringent criteria needed for people to enjoy their daily meals confident they are safe.
Dr Martin Epafras Kimanya, Senior Advisor EAC-GIZ
Martin Epafras Kimanya is passionate about protecting and promoting the safety of food and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. He currently provides technical support to the East African Community Secretariat and Partner States through the EU-EAC Market-Access Upgrade Programme in harmonisation of food standards and Sanitary & Phytosanitary (SPS) measures. Martin has over 20 years of experience in food safety, working with the food regulatory institutions, academia and private sector at national, regional and international level. Martin is an Associate Professor of Food Safety and Nutrition Sciences. He holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences, and Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees in Food Science and Technology.