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Removing Barriers To Global Trade In Agriculture
Agriculture generates up to 50% of African countries GDP, contributing to more than 80% of trade in value – “Agriculture mechanization in Africa… Time for action” United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008
Removing barriers to global and regional trade in agriculture is essential to sustainably enhancing global food and nutrition security. It is also among the five policy principles that are imperative for meeting the anticipated food and nutrition demands of a global population that is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
The Global Harvest Initiative’s issue brief on international trade in food and agricultural products makes recommendations for significant improvements to the international food system by enhancing efficiency, reducing trade barriers, strengthening multilateral and regional trade agreements, improving supply chains, and increasing farmers’ access to markets. The issue brief can be viewed here.
Other GHI articles pertaining to trade are listed below:
Farm Futures: U.S., Europe Trade Deal A Challenge For Agriculture
The New Trade Opportunity – A Global Perspective
The Current State Of Global Trade