RECRUITMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO CARRY OUT A STUDY ON SPECIFIC PROBLEMS WOMEN TRADERS FACE ON THE ABIDJAN LAGOS CORRIDOR

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR FREE MOVEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN WEST AFRICA

 

  1. I. Background of the Study

Trade in agricultural and pastoral products is an important component of the economy of West African States. Indeed, the West African market for farm produce has increased considerably over the last twenty years. It is credited with a value of more than $ 170 billion in 2010, which is expected to reach $ 300 billion by 2025 (ESCWA, 2012). According to Bricas et al (2015), between 60% and 90% of farm produce consumed in West Africa now passes through the market. The same authors estimate that the value of domestic trade in agri-food products is higher than that of exports; even in net agro-exporting countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. Learn More

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