The African Food Safety Initiative (AFSI) is a program to support African Regional Economic Communities in attaining the capacity to meet international agricultural trade standards. AFSI is funded by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) and implemented by the University of Missouri and UMAP-Ghana, an African-registered NGO. AFSI focuses on science-based regulatory frameworks, including those for harmonization and convergence of maximum pesticide residue levels (MRLs), food safety, and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards.