The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has published 170 additional standards between January and August 2017 to help support industry in terms of value addition, growth and sustainability.
ZABS Head Marketing and Public Relations Hazels Zulu has told Komboni Radio News that most of the additional standards that have been published are focused on providing guidelines, requirements and specifications for various products and processes in the agriculture and leather sectors.
Mrs Zulu says this is also in a bid to support government emphasis on the diversification and prioritization of agriculture and other sectors other than mining, to grow the economy.
She says her organization is therefore calling upon the industry to come forward and access these standards to enhance the quality and competitiveness of their products and services.
The ZABS Head Marketing and Public Relations says some of the standards that have been published include the standards on maize grain specification, wheat flour specification and rice specification.