Trade & Development

Reviving Ghana’s Fresh Chili Pepper Export Industry: Commercial Chili Production by GIRSAL and Partners

GIRSAL, USAID Ghana Trade and Investment Activity, VegPro Kenya, and other partners have initiated a pilot project to grow and export chili pepper using net house technology to meet the phytosanitary requirements of the EU market. This move is part of GIRSAL’s 5-year strategic plan to support export-related value chains such as vegetables, avocado, mango, […]

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Africa’s trade relations: Old friends, good friends and new friends

African countries’ trading relationships have been changing in recent years. Trade with their traditional trading partners, the European Union and the United States (their ‘old’ friends) is declining. Trade with ‘new’ friends, such as China and India, is growing. For South Africa in particular, the rest of Africa has become a very important export destination.

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The Synergy between United Nations SDGs and the AFCFTA Agenda: Advancing Sustainable Development and Global Cooperation

The global community faces immense challenges, from eradicating poverty and hunger to promoting economic growth and combating climate change. To address these pressing issues, the United Nations (UN) introduced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Simultaneously, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) with the aim of fostering regional integration

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Gabon, Sierra Leone Accede to Establishment Agreement of Afreximbank’s Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA)

The Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), the development impact-focused subsidiary of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has announced the accession of the Gabonese Republic and the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Fund through their recent respective signing of the FEDA Establishment Agreement. FEDA described the accession by the two countries as a significant

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AfCFTA: Remove visas, reduce customs process to ease logistics

The umbrella bodies of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) private sector have called for the removal of visas and reduction of custom processes to ease movement of goods within the African continent. The African Business Council (AfBC) that brings together regional economic communities (RECs) decried inconsistent and inadequate freight and logistics at the

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AfCFTA SME & Trade Advisor urges Young Entrepreneurs to Diversify Export Destinations.

Relying heavily on one market, such as Europe or America, can expose Ghanaian businesses to economic uncertainties and fluctuations in demand. By diversifying their export destinations to include other African countries, Ghanaian businesses can spread their risk, reduce vulnerability to fluctuations in the European or American markets, reduce dependence on a single market and create

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Women, Youth & SMEs: Key Drivers of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

  The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an ambitious and historic agreement that has the potential to transform Africa’s economic landscape. It aims to create a single market for goods and services, facilitate the free movement of people and investments, and foster economic integration among African nations. While the AfCFTA offers immense opportunities

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Momentum builds for free movement of people under AfCFTA

The Agreement has, thus far, been signed by 54 of the 55 African Union (AU) Member States. Forty-four countries have deposited their instrument of ratification, but only four have ratified the Protocol on the movement of people. Intra-African trade, currently less than 15 per cent of the continent’s total trade, is largely stifled by stringent

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2023 Is Year of AFCFTA: African Union Declares.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a flagship project of Agenda 2063 aimed at creating a single African market for goods and services facilitated by free movement persons, capital, investment to deepen economic integration, promote and attain sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, gender equality, industrialization, agricultural development, food security, and structural transformation. The

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