Supporting Structured Trading Systems

The EA Trade Hub works to develop structured trading systems (STS) that integrate smallholders into the formal market, facilitate trade, and enhance food security. The EA Trade Hub and the EAGC developed a comprehensive structured trade training program and manual on: warehouse receipts, commodity exchanges, storage and aggregation, grades and standards, market information, and contract standardization and enforcement. The goal is to disseminate the building blocks of organized and structured grain trading systems across the region.  Wider adoption of STS should increase the volume and velocity of regional trade. Regional integration makes it easier to shift food from areas that have a surplus to those with shortages, increasing availability and reducing price volatility.

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