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The history, impact and political economy of barriers to food trade in sub-Saharan Africa: an analytical review

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Written by Marie-Agnes Jouanjean

​The persistence of trade barriers in sub-Saharan Africa is a substantial obstacle to increasing intra-regional trade in food staples. This issue is particularly relevant in the arid and semi-arid drylands regions of the Sahel and Horn of Africa where frequent food shortages and increasing scarcity and vulnerability could be mitigated through the facilitation of food trade and a more predictable, coherent trade policy environment.
Marie-Agnes Jouanjean and Jakob Engel with Akanksha Awal