New initiatives are emerging to empower women traders and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the increased border trade and reduced tariffs as a result of the operationalised Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
A cereal production and marketing programme is substantially boosting smallholders’ incomes, making the agricultural sector much more attractive to young people. As a consequence, youth migration has decreased.
Cereals in West Africa are part of the basic diet of the population and are an important source of income for many small producers. The cereal trade accounts for a significant share of intra-regional trade and has significant potential for improving food security and livelihoods. However, many obstacles deter the development of this trade, including the lack of reliable information and analysis…
CTA is a joint institution operating under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement between the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) and the EU Member States (European Union). CTA is funded by the European Union.