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Managing food security risks and intra-regional trade in Africa: Policy Brief










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    The report is an in-depth look at the current status of non-tariff measures practiced in ASEAN countries with the view to their improvement in line with more open and efficient trade while ensuring food safety and adherence to food quality and health standards. The report offers an analysis drawn from relevant literature, trade and trade measures analysis up to 2019 (pre-COVID situation). The analysis serves as a baseline for a follow up analysis on intra-regional trade and trade facilitation measures in the context of COVID and the post-COVID environment.
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    Banana Farmers in Tanggamus regency were struggling to increase their income due to low quality, limited production, dependent on local market and reliance of middlemen to take to secondary market. Through One Country One Priority Product, Indonesia strengthened and utilized public-private partnership for the development of support system focused on agronomy, technology and marketing.

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