Climate Mitigation Food Security Trade Policy at Work

Leveraging Climate, Trade, and Industrial Policies to Upgrade EAC Agro-industries in Regional and Global Value Chains

This briefing paper aims to support implementation of climate change, trade, and industrial policies in the East African Community (EAC) to facilitate effective participation in regional and global agro-value chains. While agro-processing provides great opportunities in this regard, challenges still exist given that the region mainly exports raw and semi-processed agro-products that feed into manufacturing processes in other countries. Upgrading EAC’s agro-processing through leveraging the synergies among climate, trade, and industrial policy could improve the region’s participation in global value chains.