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The objective of the program is to contribute to the resolution of food security problems, accelerated economic growth, development and poverty reduction through the facilitation of intra-Community trade in agricultural products in Africa. 'Where is.

The program is structured around three major objectives:
• contribute to a better understanding of the functioning of trade in agricultural and food products,
• provide strategic intelligence on the free movement of agricultural products in West Africa,
• contribute to the formulation and implementation of regional policies and strategies to promote trade in agricultural and food products.

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Inter-ECOWAS Trade: Mali ends the obliga…

This is a relief for Malian traders in food and livestock because they have been obliged to produce a certificate of origin (CDO) for them. The good news is reported...

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Togo and Ghana decide to open their bord…

After the video surveillance system announced a few weeks ago by Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé, the land borders between Togo and Ghana once closed at 10 pm, will remain open...

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Exports from Morocco to West Africa have…

West Africa is Morocco's leading trading partner in Africa with a 58.2% share in 2016. Moroccan exports to the region more than tripled between 2008 and 2016, from 3.2 billion...

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Obasanjo Seeks Common Currency To Boost …

Former Nigerian President, Mr Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to consider the adoption of a single currency for member countries in order to...

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Benin-Togo-Ghana Borders: President Faur…

After its election as President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Faure Gnassingbé is more involved in community issues Including the safeguarding of borders and the free...

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Fostering intra-regional trade in Africa…

In 2014, in Equatorial Guinea’s capital of Malabo, the African Union relaunched the continental African Agriculture Transformation agenda, the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Trade has become one of...

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"ECOWAS in Full Evolution", Sa…

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been elected the new Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State of Government. According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Gnassingbe’s election was announced...

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Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue "…

The objective of the dialogue was to bring together a critical mass of high-level actors, made up of policy makers at regional and national level, experts, private sector leaders, civil...

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ETLS Task Force : Ghana reiterates commi…

ACCRA, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday reiterated Ghana's commitment towards facilitating efforts at regional integration and unity. He was speaking at the presidency during...

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Lifting of tariff barriers: An ECOWAS mi…

This mission, which is called "Task Force", is in Côte d'Ivoire since Saturday 15 April 2017. It is headed by its Excellency Djibo Salou, the former head of state of...

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Benin increases taxes and regulations ar…

The Benin government decided last Thursday in the Council of Ministers to introduce an "additional levy" of FCFA 50 FCFA per kilo of raw nuts exported, this tax being added...

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Training and Awareness Workshop on the E…

About thirty business leaders mainly women, are meeting in Abidjan to attend a training and awareness workshop on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS).The opening ceremony of this workshop, that...

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ECOWAS, Mano River Union to Strengthen T…

Monrovia - In an effort to consolidate common market and the creation of a free trade across borders in West Africa, countries in the Mano River Basin have begun creating...

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Sikasso Roadshow : trade actors in conce…

The Program Food Across Borders (ProFAB), in collaboration with the Borderless Alliance and PRAPS, organized an awareness workshop on trade barriers on the Bobo Dioulasso - Sikasso - Korogho axis...

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Road harassment: MCC wants to stop the p…

Ziguinchor, Feb. 25 (APS) - The ECOWAS Citizens' House (CMC) in Ziguinchor on Tuesday raised awareness and information boards to lift the constraints that hamper the free movement of people...

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ProFAB - Schéma de libéralisation des éc…

L’Association des femmes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Afao) a organisé, hier, un atelier pour sensibiliser ses membres sur le schéma de libéralisation des échanges de la Cedeao. Ces femmes veulent...

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Activities

Fight against the barriers of cross-bord…

During two days (25-26 July 2017), the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will discuss in Abidjan the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire, on this...

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Lutte contre les entraves du commerce tr…

Deux jours durant (25-26 juillet 2017), les pays membres de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) vont réfléchir, à Abidjan, la capitale économique de la Côte...

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Monthly Report on Road Harassment for Tr…

Overall, compared with March 2017, in April 2017, the average number of checkpoints, control time and illegal payments fell on the corridors tracked. If this downward trend continues and is...

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April 2017 report of the cross-border tr…

The volume of trade, all products combined, observed during the month of April 2017 on the main corridors tracked by the Markets PRA recorded a decrease of around 35% in...

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Study on the problems faced by women tra…

On 25 and 26 April, Lomé hosted a study on the problems faced by shopkeepers on the Abidjan-Lagos corridor. Trafficking, theft, sexual harassment, rotting of goods, are the daily lot...

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Report - Evaluation of the Implementatio…

This Report is intended to describe the situation of the implementation of the Trade Liberalization Scheme in West Africa. It covers the fifteen ECOWAS countries and focuses on questions of...

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Conclusions de la 2nde réunion de la pla…

Sur l’initiative de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), a été organisée le 26 Septembre 2016, à Lomé, République Togolaise, la 2nde réunion de la plateforme...

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Conclusions et de recommandations de la …

Sur l’initiative de la Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), a été organisée le 26 Septembre 2016, à Lomé, République Togolaise, la 2nde réunion du Comité de...

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Agenda

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Objective 1 : Improve knowledge of trade in agriculture and food products :
- Establish a monotiring system for collecting data on regional trade in agro-pastoral products
- Strengthen market information and communication systems;
- Make information and analytical documents available and accessible to a network of actors.
Objective 2 : Improve the free movement of agricultural products in West Africa :
Design and implement policies and strategies for the promotion of regional trade

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