Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 January 2013

Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing Roadblocks to the Continent’s Food Trade


Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing Roadblocks to the Continent’s Food Trade


WASHINGTON, January 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Through regional trade, Africa’s farmers have the potential to meet much of the rising demand of food staples. This has yet to be exploited because African farmers face more barriers in getting their food across borders to consumers in African cities, than suppliers elsewhere. Removing these roadblocks to regional trade is essential if Africa is to attain its potential in food trade.


How can Africa remove these barriers to regional trade in Africa? Join us for “Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing Regional Barriers to Trade in Food Staples,” a discussion which brings together experts to explore the latest evidence on achieving open regional trade in Africa and to look at what governments can do to support a more effective approach to food security in Africa.



DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013


TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


PLACE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004


PARTICIPANTS: Mr. Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President, Africa Region

Mr. Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

Mr. Daniel Karanja, Vice President, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Hon. Amélia Matos Sumbana, Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique to the United States

Mr. Earl W. Gast, Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID


Please RSVP to the link here: Woodrow Wilson Center Events


The event will be Webcast Live here:



The World Bank


%d bloggers like this: