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

In Your Country

Our partners in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda coordinate multi-stakeholder networks called "National Reference Groups" (NRGs), whose members participate in project activities.


What can I do in my country?

By regularly participating in the project’s activities, members of our National Reference Groups (NRGs) benefit from many opportunities:

Strengthen your network

Twice a year, starting in April 2016, you will be able to participate in a national event to share experiences with your fellow NRG members from the government, civil society, business, media, farming, academia etc. Members’ expertise cover agriculture, climate, trade, and agro-processing. An e-forum will also be launched for regular online discussions. A few members will also be invited for occasional visits to Geneva and participate in regional workshops.

Liaise with trade and climate negotiators

You will regularly interact with them both directly at events and indirectly by contributing to update notes provided to them through our negotiators’ forums. This will enable you not only to learn from them about ongoing negotiations, but also to inform and influence their negotiating positions.

Get trained and certified by trapca

Trainings will be tailored to the needs of specific key players towards developing long-lasting policy solutions for climate-aware, trade-driven, food security-enhancing agro-processing. The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca) will award certificates to successful trainees.

Influence policies and practice

You will be part of advocacy campaigns geared towards improving government policies around coherent agro-processing development.

Improve your knowledge

You will contribute and have access to regular papers and studies that will shed light on the status, challenges and opportunities of holistic agro-processing development in East Africa.

I want to participate, how can I join?

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Ongoing Discussions

  • Burundi WTO discussion

    Feb 19, 2016 | 09:29 am

    We can discuss WTO issues here for Burundi

  • SSM Needs to be discussed

    Feb 19, 2016 | 09:21 am

    Lets discuss SSM issues

  • trade forum discussion

    Feb 19, 2016 | 04:43 am

    Let us discuss topics of MTS to support our delegates in Geneva. Best regards, Julien Grollier Programme Officer CUTS International, Geneva Tel: +41 22 7346080 Fax: +41 22 7343914 Email: Web: Skype: cuts.grc [image: CUTS-Rlogo.jpg]

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    Feb 18, 2016 | 11:38 am

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