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Opinion: New Continental Free Trade Agreement

Non-tariff barriers are key to enabling trade

The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is widely seen as a potential stimulant for economic growth, industrialisation and sustainable development in Africa, despite some challenges which need to be addressed. Fears of significant tariff revenue losse…

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Aristide Ihorimbere / Burundi: Beekeeping and fruit processing offer sweet success in Burundi

Two years without a job was enough to persuade Aristide Ihorimbere that he needed to take his future into his own hands. With a small loan and a modest plot of land, this 27-year-old agronomist is now running a profitable agrifood business, adding va…

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Empowering women

Over 50% of all economically active women in developing regions work in the agricultural sector, but the gender gap persists. It is therefore essential to mainstream gender in production enhancement policies, while also empowering women.

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Gender

From fish sausages to starfruit cake

A Brussels Briefing on ‘Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development’ took place on Thursday 17 September 2015 at the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Secretariat. Five women: three from sub-Saharan Afri…

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