Policy innovations to expand food and agriculture trade in Africa

Policy innovationsAgricultural trade is a connector and a key avenue for addressing global challenges. It offers opportunities for actors to integrate into international markets through global value chains, creates new employment opportunities, catalyses backward and forward investments along various value chains and reduces the cost of goods and services, including food. In this respect, trade is a critical enabler of socio-economic activity, resulting in positive impacts on income, livelihoods and welfare along the agrifood value chain.