Experts in agriculture from within and outside Africa met in Lusaka from 30/06 to 04/07 discuss issues and options in strengthening trade in agricultural inputs in Africa. The workshop was organized by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the International Fertilizer Development Center.
The Workshop on Strengthening Trade in Agricultural Inputs at the Regional Level in Africa addressed the agricultural productivity and food insecurity challenges facing the region. The optimum and sustainable use of fertilizer and improved seed are some of the best strategies for addressing these challenges. COMESA agricultural programs are framed within the "AU-NEPAD" framework for the comprehensive Africa agriculture development program (CAADP).
To date COMESA has made major inroads in the implementation of both the Abuja Declaration and CAADP pillar . The sustainable adoption of improved seed and fertilizer by farmers is underpinned by viable national and regional agricultural systems.
Chana View 05/07 African agriculture experts discuss agriculture trade
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