Africa can address its food security challenges by increasing food production, increasing processing and regional trade and developing a regional market. The development of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has the potential to transform intra-African trade and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and reduce poverty on the continent.
The Food Trade Coalition for Africa is a unique platform that brings together a variety of stakeholders whose diverse voices, viewpoints, knowledge and experiences, will be leveraged to coordinate food trade investments and interventions across the continent. The Coalition was launched at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in September 2019.
By engaging with stakeholders in both the public and private sector, on addressing the barriers to intra-regional trade, by generating evidence through research, lessons learned from Coalition members, and disseminating that knowledge to key audiences, including policy-makers.
To build a stronger consensus on agriculture trade policy; to increase policy coherence and predictability
The Coalition membership, that continues to grow, is broad with 54 organizations as current members. This membership includes private sector, research institutions, RECs, international donor agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, farmers’ organizations, NGOs, among others.
Thematic Working Groups
Food and Nutrition Security Data and Hunger Hotspots Thematic Working Group
Logistics and Trade Corridors Thematic Working Group
Women in Food Trade Thematic Working Group