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


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 national and regional policy efforts geared towards making agro-processing more climate-aware, trade-driven and food security enhancing in East Africa. Three years into the PACT EAC2 project, stakeholders in all the five countries are engaging policy makers through advocacy campaigns, at both national and regional levels. Besides sharing some efforts and early success in terms of holistic policy revision and implementation, regional stakeholders were briefed on the status of current multilateral trade and climate negotiations, and undertook a scenario-planning exercise to discuss ins and outs of a 2030 sustainable agro-industry for the region.
At this meeting, trade and climate negotiators from East Africa reflected on the state of tourism in the region, and discussed how to leverage rules and programs under both the UNFCCC and WTO. They also discussed the effect of climate change on tourism in the region, and considered the challenges faced by tourism service providers.
This on-demand training workshop delivered by the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca) aimed to build capacities of Ugandan policy makers and other stakeholders to develop a holistic National Industrial Development Policy. In Particular, training focused on integrating relevant elements of trade, climate change, food security and gender in the agro-processing component of the policy.
CUTS International in partnership with trapca conducted this training workshop to build capacities of Tanzanian climate negotiators and other stakeholders to link agriculture and trade issues in climate negotiations.
Gathering at five national meetings, East African stakeholders considered the way forward in ensuring that key agro-industrial policies promote climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing agro-processing. On this matter, they released five national research studies which will support their continued engagement with policy-makers through advocacy towards policy change. In addition, they started considering their possible contributions to the upcoming revision of the EAC Private Sector Development Strategy through adopting national declarations. Finally, they were updated on the status of agriculture in multilateral trade and climate negotiations.
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