Trade Policy at Work

How can Trade Help Agro-Processing Development in East Africa?

This briefing paper examines the role of trade policy tools in agro-processing development within the East African Community (EAC). Trade measures can help realise the potential of agro-processing for economic development, enhancing food security and employment creation in the region. Choosing and applying the right mix of trade policy tools requires a thorough analysis of their viability in a particular context, ensuring coherence with other policies, as well as appropriate institutional coordination.