Staple Food Trade in the COMESA Region: The Need for a Regional Approach to Stimulate Agricultural Growth and Enhance Food Security

Poverty reduction in the COMESA region can only be achieved by bringing about agricultural sector growth. The first Millennium Development Goal, halving hunger and poverty by 2015, gave the impetus for the AU and NEPAD to launch the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), which is currently being designed and implemented in many of the COMESA member states as well as at the regional level. The CAADP framework recognizes that reduction of poverty and food insecurity requires, among other things, a favourable investment climate, national and regional market access, and supportive public policies


Issue Date:
2009-11
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/62227
Total Pages:
14
JEL Codes:
q11; q18; q13
Note:
COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA Twenty Fourth Meeting of the Trade and Customs Committee Nairobi, Kenya 2-4 November, 2009




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