Resources relating to the Brussels Development Briefing n.47 on the subject of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” which took place on 3rd February 2017 in Brussels.
Ressources pour le Briefing de Bruxelles sur le Développement sur le thème « Commerce régional en Afrique : moteurs de développement, tendances et opportunités » qui s’est tenu le vendredi 3 février 2017 à Bruxelles.
Intra-Regional Trade of Agricultural Products and Livestock in West Africa November 2016
CILSS (Permanent interstate committee for drought control in the Sahel) 2016
Regional trade of agricultural products plays an important role in regional integration, the control of food insecurity in West Africa. They are considered the first regional line of defense during the food crises. Regional trade covers a large number of agro products but a limited number (live cattle, corn, millet, sorghum, steamed rice and cowpeas) monitored by CILSS on seven corridors.The trade data related to the volumes and values are collected by professional private association in each country. Date collection activities are supported by grant provided by CILSS to the Association.The trade data collectors are positioned at exit points (borders) and in strategic markets in the various countries in the region to collect data on cross-border trade and on livestock and staple food commodities. The countries covered include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo. These data collection activities are done on a daily basis and on market days in each country and are supervised by focal points that collate and transmit same to CILSS on a monthly basis.