Trade Policy at Work

Effects of Trade Policy Reforms on Rice & Maize Cross-Border Trade in the EAC

Maize and Rice are among the important staple foods in the East Africa Community, and the most widely traded agricultural commodities in the region. Given that the two crops play an important role in production and intra-regional trade, examining the impacts of trade reforms, and how institutional, regulatory and political factors influence their cross-border flow, is essential to addressing food insecurity, which still persists in the region.