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Video Responding to Malabo: Funding Agricultural Development and Role of Smallholders

An interview with Robson Mutandi, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development). Filmed at the ReSAKKS annual conference at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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How can intra-African agricultural trade be tripled?

Tripling intra-African agricultural trade needs collective action, say experts at an ECDPM side-event at the African Union Commission HQ. Robson Mutandi was part of the panel, hosted by ECDPM, that discussed the commitments of the Malabo Declaration.

All the key Comprehensive Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) actors re-affirmed the commitments of the Declaration at the ReSAKSS Annual Conference October 2014, saying that they are attainable through multi-stakeholder partnerships and multi-sectoral cooperation.

That being said, there are numerous and diverse reasons for low intra-African agricultural trade. For example, low access to agricultural inputs, poorly developed infrastructure, hostile regulatory and legal environment, non-tariff barriers and poor access to market information at regional level…

Read more: http://ecdpm.org/talking-points/can-intra-african-agricultural-trade-tripled/

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