2021 Africa Webinar

The AfCFTA & the intra-African trade in agricultural and agrifood products

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Importance of promoting and encouraging greater food self-sufficiency at regional level in Africa.
- The African agriculture should become more resilient to climatic and economic health shocks while aiming for a double integration: agro-industrial in particular through the agricultural processing zones-ZTA, by the search for complementarity and synergy in the field of food production
- The African agricultural policy must aim at strengthening food security, improving the competitiveness of the sector, promoting agricultural exports and optimal management of natural resources including water (limiting factor in countries with water stress

The AfCFTA would harmonize the continent’s trade environment, the development of intra-African trade and increase interregional trade for multi-dimensional food security

Africa should rely on a strategy of its food crops to cover all national consumption needs in food products, generate surpluses for export, increase added value and create jobs

Digitalisation (blockchain, smartphones and connected objects) : could help improve agricultural techniques to increase farming productivity and resilience in the face of climatic risks.

Audience

Attending Experts

Dr. Amine Bensemmane

President & Founder, Filaha Innove Reflection Group, Algerian Senior Experts Organisation

Dr. Martin Fregene

Director, Agriculture & Agro Industry Department, at the African Development Bank

Jacques Berthelot

Agricultural economist

Idir Bais

Agro Economist, FAO, UNIDO and AfDB Consultant, Member of the Filaha Innove Reflection Group, Algerian Senior Experts Organisation

Francesco Napolitano

Economist - Africa and Middle East, OECD Development Centre

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