Climate, Food & Trade >Bringing together East African Community (EAC) stakeholders, in five countries and in Geneva, to pursue a more integrated policy framework on issues of food security, climate change and trade.
Trade Policy Making >Generating a more coherent and pro-trade for development voice in the formulation and implementation of trade and development policy at both the national and international levels.
This study investigates the political economy aspects of food trade in East Africa, with a focus on political and social interactions in the production and trade of maize and rice. Findings indicate that in spite of the Customs Union Protocol, non-tariff barriers remain a major hindrance to cross-border agriculture trade. Furthermore, policymakers rarely engage non-state actors in policy measures around food staples, which are subject to political influence.
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