Friday
April 16
2021

New Un-Backed Framework to Boost Agricultural Trade Between African Nations

According to the UN agency, the initiative will help “unlock the potential” of the agricultural sector to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth across the continent, and promote the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that began in January, establishing the world’s largest free trading area, in terms of countries participating.

“The framework provides a timely catalyst for the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, sustainable development and prosperity in Africa”, FAO Assistant Director-General Abebe Haile-Gabriel, AU Commissioner Josefa Sacko, and AfCFTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, said. in a joint statement.

Photo courtesy of UN Women / Ryan Brown.

Source: UN News (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Agriculture
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agribusiness, agriculture, farming, food security, infrastructure, job creation, Sustainable Development