Film Launch: Exploring the Agriculture and Trade Nexus in Africa

October 2, 2018 to October 4, 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland


In some of the most impoverished countries in the world, agriculture is the backbone of the economy. From household cultivation to cooperative harvesting to large-scale commodity production, the growing of crops for sustenance and for income supports millions of the African continent’s poor. To create more stability for citizens and to increase exports for sustainable development, countries are taking trade analysis and applying it to their agricultural sectors – building on the promise of higher yields, better quality harvests and more markets.

Those efforts are as diverse as the people, the countries and the geographies, and this suite of videos examines three different approaches in Africa to enhancing agricultural production while expanding markets, and changing lives in the process.

Please join us for the launch of these EIF stories – that show the impact trade can have on farmers, that show how people with ideas can spur new industry, that show how partnerships can catalyze outcomes, and that demonstrate how agriculture fosters development in LDCs.


Films showing all day in Room Z:

* #trade4dev and EIF

* Trading for Malawi’s farmers, and the future

* Entrepreneurs in action in Comoros

* Gambia getting more from cashews


For more on EIF's work on agriculture and trade, see here.