Opportunities for value chain finance in Africa’s intra-regional food trade

This brief paper explores the opportunities for African banks in financing intra-African food trade, in particular using value chain financing mechanisms (also called structured financing techniques). Value chain financing is used widely in the continent’s agricultural trade, but mostly for exports to and imports from other parts of the world, not for intra-African trade.

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    Introduction
    Overview of Africa’s food production, consumption and trade flows
    Drivers of food supply and demand
    Value chain financing in Africa’s agricultural and food sector
    Recommendations to boost financing of Africa’s food value chain
    Conclusion

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