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

This note first presents the state of tourism in the EAC region, to then discussing awareness of rules and programs utilized under the UNFCCC and WTO by EAC partners. It further discusses the effect of climate change on tourism in the region. Finally, the note provides an analysis of the challenges faced by tourism service providers and opportunities as well as needs towards enhancing tourism services in the EAC region.
Agro-processing is one of the sectors expected to promote industrialisation, food security and creation of job opportunities in Kenya. However, agro-processing is facing high competition in both the domestic and international markets and its sustainability is threatened by rapid climate change. The Buy Kenya, Build Kenya (BKBK) strategy is one of the major policy measures being pursued by the government to improve the competitiveness and consumption of locally-produced goods and services. This study provides insights on how the BKBK strategy can be leveraged to promote climate aware, food security enhancing and trade driven agro-processing in Kenya. It sheds light on…
Developed in 1996 when the effects of climate change were yet to be felt, Tanzania’s Sustainable Industrial Development Policy (SIDP) has now become out of sync with the urgent need for synergising agro-processing development with other climate, trade and food security interventions. This study argues that the SIDP review set for 2020 should be seen as an opportunity to take up such synergies right from the design phase. In particular, it suggests concrete interventions in the areas of climate change, food security and trade which should be considered in the SIDP revision.
This briefing paper presents a summary of the key findings of a research study that was undertaken to provide input into the development of Uganda’s second National Industrial Development Policy (NIDP). The research adopted a comprehensive approach to assessing the outgoing National Industrial Policy (NIP), which will expire at the end of 2018 after a 10 years implementation phase. The research identifies policy gaps and proposes key areas for policy reform with specific focus on making the second NIDP cognisant of climate change, food security, trade, and gender in agro-processing.
This study was commissioned by ACORD Rwanda with support from CUTS International with a view of assessing the best ways of implementing Rwanda’s industrial policy for agro-processing and purposely to bring on board the views of key players and stakeholders countrywide, especially those who are directly involved in agro-processing, to work together and to be coordinated within National Agro-processing Forum (NAPF). The study proposes the main features of a National Agro Processing Forum (NAFP), including its mandate, objectives, composition, institutional framework and thematic areas to be covered towards promoting climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing agro-processing development.
The study is an analysis of Uganda’s draft National Industrial Development Policy and the extent to which agro-processing, trade, climate change, food security and gender are mainstreamed therein. It employs case studies from Jinja and Mayuge districts to provide empirical evidence to aid the development of policy recommendations. It also draws on lessons from global best practices of India and Britain.
Cette étude a pour objectif de proposer les éléments d’une stratégie de mise en œuvre pour une agro-industrie qui s’adapte aux changements climatiques, qui bénéficie du commerce, et qui assure la sécurité alimentaire. Elle rappelle les principales étapes et composantes d’une stratégie de mise en œuvre de l’agro-industrie, identifie les priorités attendues de la stratégie de l’agro-industrie et propose des stratégies de mise en œuvre pour chaque priorité.
This briefing paper broadly assesses the private sector’s place in addressing climate change with a particular bias to the agro- processing sector within the EAC context. Ultimately, the paper seeks to inform the EAC PSDS (2018 -2022) development process to ensure that the strategy contributes to a more climate aware agro-processing.
Based on data, statistics and interviews from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya, this note provides an overview of top-sectorial climate challenges faced in the region, looking at their representation in the current national adaptation strategies, including the status of implementation of those adaptation strategies. This note uses a sectorial approach to present major climate change impacts and how their consequences are addressed by current adaptation strategies (i.e. mainly National Adaptation Plan, National Adaptation Programme of Action and Nationally Determined contributions). Moreover, the note would look at stakeholders’ « involvement /consultation» in the development and implementation of relevant and efficient…
Developed in 1996 when the effects of climate change were yet to be felt, Tanzania’s SIDP has now become out of sync with the urgent need for synergising agro-processing development with other climate, trade and food security interventions. This Briefing Paper argues that the SIDP review set for 2020 should be seen as an opportunity to take up such synergies right from the design phase. In particular, it suggests concrete interventions in the areas of climate change, food security and trade which should be considered in the SIDP revision.
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