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Africa Can Help Feed Africa : Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2199
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Other Agriculture Study
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World Bank
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2017-02-17T16:20:23Z
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2017-02-17T16:20:23Z
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2012-10
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Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. In addition, population growth and changing demand patterns will double demands over the next 10 years. Two key issues must be addressed: (a) establishing a consistent and stable policy environment for regional trade in fertilizers; and (b) investing in institutions that reduce the transaction costs of coordination failures. Many countries have enacted new fertilizer laws in recent years, but few have provided the resources to define and enforce regulations through standards and testing capacity. This report shows that reducing regulatory burdens on fertilizers and the consequent increase in use of fertilizers will have substantial impacts on returns to farmers, with consequent impacts on poverty. The report highlights the range of barriers to food trade in Africa along the entire value chain. The issues pertain to many ministries and agencies within government: trade, agricultural, health and safety, transport, and finance. This in turn requires a "whole of government' approach to freeing up food trade, which will require strong and effective leadership to articulate the rationale and sustain the momentum for reform. Leaders must also address the hard choices that will arise in dealing with the political economy constraints that have until now blocked the capacity of Africa to exploit its enormous potential to feed Africans.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26078
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACCESS TO FOOD
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ACCESS TO MARKETS
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ADVERSE IMPACT
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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
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AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
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AGRICULTURAL LAND
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AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
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AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
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AGRICULTURAL POLICY
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AGRICULTURAL PRICES
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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AGRICULTURAL SEASON
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AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
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AGRICULTURE
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ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION
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BAGGING
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BANANAS
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BANKRUPTCY
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CARTELS
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CASH FLOW
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CASSAVA
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CEREAL IMPORTS
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CEREALS
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
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COASTAL REGIONS
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COCOA
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COMMERCE
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COMMERCIALIZATION
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COMMODITY PRICES
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COMMON MARKET
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COMPETITIVE MARKETS
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CONSUMER PRICE
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CONSUMER PRICES
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CONSUMERS
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CROP PRODUCTION
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DANGERS
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DEFICIT REGIONS
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DEMAND FOR FOOD
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DEMOGRAPHICS
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DEVELOPING REGIONS
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DOMESTIC MARKET
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DROUGHT YEARS
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ECOLOGICAL ZONES
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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
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ECONOMIC COOPERATION
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ECONOMIC VALUE
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EXCESS DEMAND
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EXPENDITURE
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EXPENDITURES
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EXPORT MARKET
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EXPORTS
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EXTENSION AGENTS
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FARMER
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FARMERS
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FLOUR
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FOOD BASKET
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FOOD COMMODITIES
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FOOD CROP
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FOOD CROPS
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FOOD IMPORTS
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FOOD INSECURITY
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FOOD MARKETING
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FOOD MARKETS
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FOOD POLICY
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FOOD POLICY RESEARCH
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FOOD PRICE
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FOOD PRICES
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FOOD PRODUCTION
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FOOD PRODUCTS
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FOOD SAFETY
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FOOD SECURITY
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FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY
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FOOD SHORTAGES
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FOOD STAPLES
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FOOD STOCKS
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FOOD SURPLUS
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FORECASTS
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FRUITS
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GDP
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GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY
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GRAIN PRODUCTION
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GRAINS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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GROUNDNUTS
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HAZARD
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IFPRI
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INCLUSIVE PROCESSES
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INCOME GROUPS
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INCREASING RETURNS
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INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
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INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE
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INTRAREGIONAL TRADE
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IRRIGATION
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LABELING
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LEGUMES
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LIQUIDITY
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MAIZE
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MARKET ACCESS
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MARKET CONDITIONS
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MARKET DEVELOPMENT
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MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
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MARKET FAILURES
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MARKET INFORMATION
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MARKET POWER
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MARKET PRICE
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MARKET PRICES
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MARKET VALUE
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MILLS
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NET EXPORTS
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NET IMPORTS
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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
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PESTICIDE
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PESTICIDES
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PLANT HEALTH
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POLICY ENVIRONMENT
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POLICY INSTRUMENTS
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POLICY MAKERS
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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POOR CONSUMERS
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POOR FAMILIES
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POOR FARMERS
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POOR PEOPLE
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POOR PRODUCERS
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POOR SMALL FARMERS
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POOR WOMEN
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POPULATION GROWTH
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POST HARVEST
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POST HARVEST LOSSES
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POTATO
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POTATOES
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POVERTY RATE
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PRICE CHANGES
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PRICE CONTROLS
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PRICE FLUCTUATIONS
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PRICE INCREASES
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PRICE STABILIZATION
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PRICE VOLATILITY
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PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS
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PRODUCER PRICES
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PRODUCERS
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PRODUCTION INCREASES
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PULSES
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PURCHASING
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QUALITY ASSESSMENT
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QUALITY STANDARDS
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QUOTAS
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REAL INCOME
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REGIONAL AGREEMENTS
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REGIONAL APPROACH
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REGIONAL DEMAND
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REGIONAL FOOD
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REGIONAL GROUPINGS
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REGIONAL INTEGRATION
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REGIONAL LEVEL
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REGIONAL LEVELS
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REGIONAL MARKET
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REGIONAL MARKETS
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REGIONAL NETWORKS
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REGIONAL PRODUCTION
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REGIONAL PROJECTS
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REGIONAL SOURCES
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REGIONAL TRADE
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REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT
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REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
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REGIONAL TRADE INTEGRATION
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REGIONAL VALUE
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RETAIL
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RETAILING
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RICE
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RISK MANAGEMENT
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ROOT VEGETABLES
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
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RURAL INCOMES
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RURAL POPULATIONS
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RURAL PRODUCTION
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SALE
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SALES
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SECURITIES
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SEED CERTIFICATION
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SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
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SOYA BEANS
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STAPLE FOODS
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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
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STORAGE FACILITIES
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SUB-REGION
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SUBSTITUTES
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SUPERMARKETS
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SUPPLIERS
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SUPPLY CHAIN
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SUPPLY COSTS
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SWEET POTATOES
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TARIFF BARRIERS
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TAXATION
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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TOTAL COSTS
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TRADE BARRIERS
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TRADE COMPETITIVENESS
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TRADE POLICIES
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TRADE POLICY
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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TUBERS
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VALUE ADDED
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VETERINARY SERVICES
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WAREHOUSE
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WEATHER PATTERNS
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WFP
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WHEAT
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WHEAT FLOUR
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WHOLESALERS
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WORLD FOOD PROGRAM
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WORLD MARKET
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WORLD REGIONS
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YAM
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YAMS
dc.title
Africa Can Help Feed Africa
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Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples
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Report
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2012-10-25
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Agriculture Study
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/307411468009984733/Africa-can-help-feed-Africa-removing-barriers-to-regional-trade-in-food-staples
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000333038_20121026024626
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16880465
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/307411468009984733/pdf/733870WP0P12710n0Feed0Africa0Report.pdf
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Africa
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Kenya
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Malawi
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Niger
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Tanzania
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Uganda
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Zambia
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Zimbabwe
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East Africa
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Southern Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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West Africa
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Industry and trade :: Agro-industry, marketing, and trade
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Trade and integration :: Regional integration
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Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
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Agriculture :: Food Markets
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Agriculture :: Food Security
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Liberalization
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Agriculture
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Regional Integration
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Rural Development :: Agribusiness & Markets
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AFT: PREM Front Office (AFTPM)

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