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

This note will focus on the state of technology development & transfer in the UNFCCC framework, before and after the Paris agreement and COP22, then looking at the challenges of current technology mechanisms in place as well as presenting possible alternatives and opportunities. This paper will be concluded with some recommendations to climate negotiators going to COP23, especially developing countries and LDCs negotiators (including EAC representatives).
Comment le développement de l'agro-industrie au Burundi peut-il devenir plus conscient du climat, profiter du commerce et assurer la sécurité alimentaire?
Until the early 1980’s, the clothing and shoes industrial sector in East Africa was thriving, with well-established value chains. Over the years, the sector has collapsed following the emergence of informal dealers of imported second-hand clothes and shoes, which EAC Heads of States recently decided to ban in an effort to revive the sector. This study reviews the state of play of used clothing and shoes imports in East Africa, and proposes practical approaches to implementing the ban.
How can agro-processing development in Kenya become more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing?
How can agro-processing development in Rwanda become more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing?
How can agro-processing development in Tanzania become more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing?
How can agro-processing development in Uganda become more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing?
At the WTO, government procurement is increasingly attracting attention in the negotiations. The main goal of liberalising procurement is to promote competition among local and international suppliers of various goods and services in order to obtain the best value for money. This note explores the implications of commitments to liberalising this important area of government business, including the likely advantages and disadvantages based on existing literature on the subject.
Working towards more and better climate adaptation finance would require scaling up and easing their access to existing funds, particulartly those dedicated to adaptation.
This paper aims to inform the finalisation of Kenya’s National Trade Policy, by suggesting trade provisions that can support climate-aware agro-processing development in the country.
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