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Opinion: How African farmers and traders can seize the opportunity offered by Africa’s continental free trade area

By LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Since the turn of the millennium, Africa has experienced a steady and unprecedented economic growth. However, poverty continues for people across the continent, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Unemployment and inequality have remained high. The rural population and the urban poor, women and youth, …

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