climate-aware, trade-driven, food security-enhancing
agro-processing for East Africa

Events

Our events in East Africa and in Geneva bring together stakeholders from the government, private sector, local communities, civil society, academia, and media who share knowledge and expertise. They tie stronger relationships not only among themselves but also with their trade and climate negotiators whom they regularly update about the ground realities.

This regional meeting reviewed ongoing and upcoming policy efforts geared towards making agro-processing more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security enhancing in East Africa. Two years into the PACT EAC2 project, stakeholders in five countries are engaging policy makers through advocacy campaigns, whose lessons will soon be captured in research studies. Besides sharing good practices and policy options, regional experts were briefed on the status of current multilateral trade and climate negotiations, where important international conferences will take place this year.
Fisheries is a critical issue for sustainable development of all EAC countries, whether having access to the ocean or relying on inland fishing. This meeting gathered East African negotiators at both UNFCCC and the WTO, who shared perspectives on the way forward for fisheries in both fora.
At these national meetings, participants will reflect on how to ensure that climate change, food security and trade are considered in agro-industrial development policies. Debates informed five advocacy campaigns towards this goal, whose main messages will be captured in national research studies to start soon. Participants were also briefed on the status of current multilateral trade and climate negotiations, where important international conferences will take place this year.
Despite the importance of marine resources for the environment, food security and economic growth, destructive practices such as overfishing has dramatically reduced the size of fish resources worldwide.
Despite the huge potential for agriculture in the EAC, the region remains a net food importer relying on imports to sustain its population. Trade-distorting domestic support in agriculture remains a major challenge preventing the EAC from integrating in the world markets. At this meeting, East African negotiators to the WTO examined the prospects of this issue in the run-up to this year's ministerial conference.
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