Agriculture can drive Africa’s Developmental Regionalism

Published on 5th August 2013

Broad production base and markets to scale up value addition

Pests and use of prohibited farm inputs barricade Africa’s agricultural produce from access to large markets. Individual country efforts to meet high certification standards demanded by the European Union for example, face threats of contamination from non compliant neighbours. At least 27 African countries have been denied international market access due to fruit flies, plant pests and diseases.

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