Title : the tripartite FTA – opportunity for agricultural trade Taku Fundira. African Agriculture Overview. Agriculture’s economic contribution: an engine for growth in Africa A growing awareness to overhaul the agricultural sector in response to changes in the global environment ;
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Title: the tripartite FTA – opportunity for agricultural trade
Agriculture’s economic contribution: an engine for growth in Africa
A growing awareness to overhaul the agricultural sector in response to changes in the global environment;
Common African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) managed by the NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency (NPCA) in terms of which, member states commit to increasing contributions to agricultural development initiatives.
African countries have thus an opportunity to work as a collective and attain the target levels for economic growth and be able to meet the MDGs
The underlying factor is that higher economic growths in Africa cannot be realised without significant increases in agricultural productive capacity across the value chain.
Agricultural Policies in the tripartite configuration
-The SADC is currently drafting a Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) which defines common agreed objectives to guide, promote and support actions at regional and national levels in the agricultural sector.
Market Access of agricultural products in the tripartite configuration
Preliminary analysis: South African exports to the tripartite countries