FAO - AU: Framework for boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services
The Framework for Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agricultural Commodities and Services is built around the fifth commitment of the 2014 Malabo Declaration to triple intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services by 2025. Increased trade will help create sustainable jobs, incomes and livelihoods while improving long-term agricultural productivity and food security on the continent. The Framework identifies several major challenges and constraints to food security arising from issues of limited productive capacity and intra-African trade. As documented in the AU’s 2019 Biennial Review and other sources, the poor state of infrastructure in Africa such as water, roads and telecommunications has reduced economic growth by 2 percent and lowered productivity by as much as 40 percent annually. Meeting the growing demand for trade and investment in the agricultural sector remains a major challenge in Africa, where it is estimated that only 10 percent of farmers have access to credit.
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Livelihood & Social Stability