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The Role Of African Governments In Supporting African Food Exports

Over 90% of the processed food that is consumed in Nigeria is imported, even though 60% of the population is engaged in agriculture. Not unconnected, over 55% of household income is spent on food. 20-50% of grains, herbs, fruits, and vegetables are wasted due to poor post harvest practices, lack of appropriate packaging and storage facilities, inadequate distribution mechanisms and limited local processing. The African government have critical roles to play in supporting food export and such roles include; improving small holder farmers productivity through input system, strengthening exporters technical expertise on understanding of export markets. access to finance through sustainable trade finance, introduce policies that encourage export trades and also provide a stable policy environment.