COVID-19 has further emphasised the need for a more diverse food system, in which SMEs play a key role.
South Africa's food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19.
African countries must take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact to accelerate industrialisation and intra-regional trade, and improve infrastructure.
The latest consignment.
Globalisation does not look so clever when everyone wants the same medical equipment.
Ugandan worker picking tea as exports in the country grows.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
An Ethiopian girl sells barley seeds in northern Tigray. The sub-Saharan Africa seed industry remains largely informal.
The seed industry in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from many challenges. India, which has one of the biggest seed markets in the world, offers some lessons on how these challenges could be overcome.
Australia enjoys a privileged relationship with most economies in the Asian region because of the integrated global value chain.
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Australia is facing increasingly stiff competition from developed economies all vying for a share of the growth pie in the East and South Asian region, where Australia has integrated its value chain activities…