Tag: COMESA

23
Oct

CAAPs implementation to externalize $50 billion spent on agro-imports

By Darlington Mwendabai Lusaka, Zambia THE Common African Agro-Parks Programme (CAAPs) prospects to externalize about US$50 billion per year from imported food commodities from outside the continent, it has been revealed. CAAPs was established in 2019 as on of the initiatives of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) and given the mandate to boost local processing and regional trade

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23
Oct

CAAPs TO CATALYSE AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION

by Happy Mulolani Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) are vehicles aimed at driving cross border projects to leverage on initiatives which focus on priority or strategic commodities. It is envisioned this approach will spur economic development and transformation in Africa, as espoused within the framework of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063. Principal Advisor, Value chains, Office of the Secretary General

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23
Oct

TRANSFORMING AFRICA’S AGENDA TO BE FOOD SECURE

by Happy Mulolani AFRICA is spending about US$50 billion every year importing food from other parts of the world. This situation poses an opportunity for African countries to reposition themselves in a bid to make the continent food secure. This led the African Union Commission to conceptualise the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) aimed at attracting private investments to establish transboundary

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17
Oct

Press Release: First regional meeting to drive Common African Agro-Parks vision: Working together to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential.

Joint Press Release by AUC, AUDA, FARA, COMESA, & FAO Lusaka, Zambia – October 17, 2023: Regional Economic Communities in Africa are set to meet this week to drive forward a proposal for mega agro-industrial hubs across the continent that would boost agricultural development. The Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) are aimed at boosting regional trade for agricultural commodities, increasing local processing

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