Whitepaper: Unlocking Regional Food Trade

Unlocking Regional Food Trade

A public-private approach

Regional food trade integration refers to the degree to which countries within the same region – often neighboring – trade food-related products with one another and the degree to which policies, regulations and other supporting enablers are in
place to promote this trade. As a region, Africa trades much more with the rest of the world than within its own region, and many potential benefits of closer regional food trade integration are as yet unrealized.

In this white paper, AGRA and IDH Farmfit contribute to the thinking on this topic by framing the opportunity in recommendations for improved regional food trade integration in sub-Saharan Africa from a combined policy and private sector angle, and including a reflection on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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