For cocoa to become more sustainable, governments at all levels must be at the centre of a revitalisation programme. These were the words of industry leaders who participated in an online cocoa festival conference organised to design a blueprint for enhancing production to explore the opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement signed by Nigeria last year has created the largest free trade area in the world measured by participating countries.The pact connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) worth $3.4 trillion. It has the potential to lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty, experts said. Read More.