New Report - Trading Up: Policy Innovations to Expand Food and Agriculture Trade in Africa

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This report — Trading Up: Policy innovations to expand food and agricultural trade in Africa — provides options for sustainably, yet rapidly, increasing intraregional agricultural trade in Africa, drawing on the experience of COMESA, ECOWAS and SADC in terms of institutional and policy innovation as well as programmatic interventions. The report highlights several key recommendations, including a focus on information across borders, digital opportunities for trading, learning from the experiences of the RECs and of market integration in other parts of the world, including Europe. It is also critical to have systems in place for technical and institutional innovations in the sector and regulations to spur intraregional trade while safeguarding the environment, maintaining quality standards, and ensuring that smallholder farmers are included in opportunities. To fully harness the opportunities of increased intraregional trade, within a coherent rule-based policy framework, support must be given to information sharing, trade financing and small and medium-sized enterprises.

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