Our work in agriculture and agribusiness includes:
- Staple grains, with a focus on maize
- Beans and other pulses
- Livestock (focus on harmonized regional standards and rules for livestock health)
- Horticultural crops traded within the region
These sectors are priorities under the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative. They have the potential to impact economic growth, poverty, and hunger. They cover the commodities that are widely produced by smallholders and for which demand is greatest. These sectors are also priorities of the Regional Economic Communities and other African regional institutions, especially East African Community and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.