U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Africa
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-25-2012, 06:38 PM
 
6,551 posts, read 9,065,861 times
Reputation: 2832

Advertisements

Article on the need for more trade within the continent.

Quote:

"The fragmentation of Africa in terms of trade is dramatic and is resulting in the loss of billions of dollars of Gross Domestic Products (GDPs) and millions of jobs that ought to have been created.

"This is a self-inflicted wound. As you can see, agricultural trade among African countries is yet to start. That is one sector that will generate a lot of employment and a lot of social input.


allAfrica.com: Africa: Intra-African Trade - Avenue for Wealth Creation
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-25-2012, 06:43 PM
 
6,551 posts, read 9,065,861 times
Reputation: 2832
Increasing trade on the continent can play a bigger role in reducing the effects of famines or preventing them.


Quote:
Consider the drought catastrophe and subsequent hunger currently in Niger. What is the root cause? The impervious borders. Aid agencies are purchasing food from Mali to send to Niger. Does it take an outsider all the way from Germany to facilitate communication between African neighbors?

If African countries would make their borders porous through elimination of intra-Africa trade barriers, the situation would have taken care of itself. Mali entrepreneurs would have quickly sensed the market in Niger and responded to it and arrested the disaster...

The African Executive | Africa Need Not Starve
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2012, 11:33 AM
 
6,551 posts, read 9,065,861 times
Reputation: 2832
Something to keep an eye on.


allAfrica.com: East Africa: Kenya and Ethiopia Pen Railway Line Pact
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,698 posts, read 8,484,166 times
Reputation: 4877
There are some legitimate arguments against free trade in this world, but there's really no good arguments against a pan African free trade zone, like NAFTA in North America, and would help Africa almost as much as NAFTA helped NA prosper. I predict it would be a great success if implemented and no country would want to pull out of it entirely in the long run, although periodic renegociations would certainly be desirable and would probably take place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Africa
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top