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25 - 26 June 2024, Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Africa’s Fresh Produce Boom Threatens Traditional Export Bill

Africa’s harvest of fresh produce is ready to take the world by storm. The continent’s fresh produce sector is undergoing a radical transformation, with a potential decrease in the net export bill on the horizon.

Morocco just scored a major win, cracking the lucrative Brazilian market for its citrus exports. This move could be a game-changer, inspiring other African nations to diversify their export destinations beyond traditional markets  The timing couldn’t be better. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is pushing for increased intra-African trade, and this fresh produce boom perfectly complements that goal, potentially reducing reliance on non-African markets

Zimbabwe’s citrus exports to China are another example of this growing trend. African nations are upping their agricultural export game, and innovative logistics solutions are keeping that fresh produce crisp all the way to international markets  But it’s not just about quantity. Sustainability is a major focus too. Initiatives to reduce food waste and adopt regenerative farming practices are gaining traction, aligning with global goals and making African agriculture even more attractive

The big picture? Africa isn’t just exporting more – it’s exporting better. Higher volumes, improved quality, and a commitment to sustainability could lead to a significant decrease in the net export bill, boosting economic stability and making Africa a major force in the global fresh produce market. The theme for ths year’s Market Access Africa is “Pivoting Africa as a Net Exporter”.  Don’t miss out o the opportunity to be part of this discussion.   Register today:

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