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

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 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 study explores the interests of East African Community Member States in the new “Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture” of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Following the ground-breaking decision at COP23 last year to advance work in the area of agriculture in climate talks, Parties are now required to work on "bold actions" needed in agriculture. The study reviews some of the relevant issues of interest in the region, in particular in the area of food security, and suggests ways forward in UNFCCC discussions.
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?

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