Consultancy Service Of Assessment On The Impact Of Covid-19 On Fruit And Vegetables Trade Between Djibouti And Ethiopia
The African Union Food Security Summit in Abuja 2006 recommended that the development of regionally-coordinated value chains of strategic food and agricultural commodities offers viable pathway not only to increase productivity and production of these commodities, but also to promote value addition towards boosting intra-African trade in the related consumer products.
Agenda 2063 and Malabo 2014 declarations define the immediate future of the African economies around agriculture and orchestrated the key role of agricultural commodity value chains development as instrument for tripling intra-African trade.
Within IGAD region, the agriculture of fruits and vegetables has tremendous economic potentials for income generation and poverty alleviation at the local level, where other sources of income are less apparent. These potentials can be realized following from improved institutional arrangements and implementation of supportive policies and legal frameworks, elaboration of venture capital and mentoring schemes, adopting improved technologies and transport infrastructure for processing, value addition and marketing, improved information flows and the capture of green premiums from international markets. Added to this is the positive outlook for the economic viability of Fruits and Vegetables production and trade, associated with increasing interest in natural ingredients for the health reasons.
The objective of this consultancy is to recruit a consultant to undertake an assessment exercise on the impact of COVID-19 on the Fruit and Vegetables Trade between Djibouti and Ethiopia, as a pilot project.