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Agro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa

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  • Anthony Black
  • Lawrence Edwards
  • Ruth Gorven
  • Willard Mapulanga

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Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread. South Africa's huge regional trade surplus in manufactured goods is already leading to protectionist pressures in neighbouring countries. Agro-processing is a large sector, which is widely regarded as having significant potential, but the export performance of the region has been quite poor if South Africa is excluded. Intra-regional trade is dominated by South Africa's exports to the region. The share of processed goods in agricultural trade has increased but only modestly.

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  • Anthony Black & Lawrence Edwards & Ruth Gorven & Willard Mapulanga, 2020. "Agro-processing, value chains, and regional integration in Southern Africa," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2020-36, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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