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African Continental Free Trade Area: Developing and Strengthening Regional Value Chains in Agricultural Commodities and Processed Food Products

Published on December 05, 2016

Capture.PNGAfrican Continental Free Trade Area: Developing and Strengthening Regional Value Chains in Agricultural Commodities and Processed Food Products is a publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).It provides a literature review on the many methodologies on value chain analysis and development, particularly in the sector of agri-food products and in the African region.

It also gives an overview of the regional agriculture value chains of specific commodities existing at the regional level, including mapping, presentation of actors and focus on special issues such as trade barriers.

The publication further suggests methods for prioritization of regional agricultural value chains to be further developed. It ends by drawing conclusions and policy recommendations for fostering and establishing regional value chains in agricultural commodities and processed food products in Africa.