Foster Capacity for Regional and Global Agricultural Trade
Forward-looking trade agreements efficiently move products to markets that need them, benefitting consumers and producers.
An enabling policy environment for regional and global trade includes transparent policies and consistently enforced laws and regulations, as well as coherent trade rules across countries.
Since many countries do not have the human or financial capacity to effectively manage complex regional and global trade opportunities, policies can start by building country capacity to facilitate local agricultural trade, with an eye toward helping small and medium-scale farmers access larger markets, increase their incomes and expand their businesses.
Improvements in trade policies and infrastructure will enable consumers around the world to access a wider variety of foods, as well as staple foods at competitive prices.
Service industries account for a growing share of jobs and economic growth.
In agriculture, trade in services helps improve and modernize production and brings innovation to agri-food systems. Developing countries can help unlock the potential of their manufacturing and agricultural sectors by opening to trade in services that boost the sustainability and quality of agriculture and food production and lowers costs for consumers and businesses.
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