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Exchange is a necessary motive force for sustained financial development, and progress is critical for poverty relief. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the place three-fourths of the terrible stay in rural components, spurring progress and producing source of revenue and employment possibilities is necessary for poverty aid concepts. Seventy percentage of the inhabitants lives in rural components, the place livelihoods are mostly depending on the creation and export of uncooked agricultural commodities similar to espresso, cocoa, and cotton, whose costs in actual phrases were gradually declining over the last many years. The deterioration within the phrases of alternate resulted for Africa in a gentle contraction of its proportion in international exchange during the last 50 years. Diversification of agriculture into higher-value, non-traditional exports is visible this present day as a concern for many of those international locations. a few African countries—in specific, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, C?te d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Zimbabwe—have controlled to diversify their agricultural quarter into non-traditional, high-value-added items corresponding to lower flora and vegetation, clean and processed fruit and veggies. to profit from those reviews and higher help different African international locations in designing and enforcing potent agricultural development and diversification suggestions, the realm financial institution has introduced a entire set of reviews less than the wide subject matter of “Agricultural alternate Facilitation and Non-Traditional Agricultural Export improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa.” This learn presents an in-depth research of the present constitution and dynamics of the ecu import marketplace for plant life and clean horticulture items. It goals to aid patron nations, stakeholders, and improvement companions to get a greater knowing of those markets, and to evaluate the clients and possibilities they provide for Sub-Saharan African exporters.

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3 million tons. 2 million tons. The trade in fruits is superior to that of vegetables. Approximately 13 million tons of fruits (41 percent of total production) are exported. Among these exports, up to 20 percent are exported outside the EU, in particular to Eastern Europe, USA, and Japan. 3 million tons are intraEU trade (including French overseas territories and departments). Between 1992 and 2001, total fresh vegetable imports of EU countries increased. In the same period, EU imports were stagnant.

They represent 71 percent of Kenya’s production and a great share of the production in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Other popular flowers are carnations (7 percent), chrysanthemums (1 percent) and various summer flowers. Cut Foliage The United States is the world leader in exports of cut foliage with a market share of 16 percent. The Netherlands and Costa Rica are ranked second and third. Ferns are a particularly popular product, and are produced in quantity in the USA. African countries are virtually absent in the cut foliage market.

8 percent). 5 percent) of Extra-EU imports. 6 percent of Extra-EU imports. Volumes and market shares are stable. 8 Production Mix of Fruit in the EU (Thousands of Tons) Produce 1992 1994 1996 1997 1998 Apples 9,110 7,976 7,544 7,483 7,441 Oranges 6,460 5,689 5,604 6,057 5,120 Peaches 3,586 3,349 3,019 2,199 2,352 Small citrus 2,180 2,359 2,176 2,785 2,344 Pears 3,586 3,349 3,019 2,199 2,352 Table grapes 2,544 2,193 2,289 1,977 2,188 Lemons 1,702 1,339 1,524 1,745 1,518 Nectarines 1,113 1,078 1,045 771 878 Strawberries 693 768 749 776 835 Prunes 736 604 777 555 569 Apricots 638 619 560 457 411 Kiwi fruit 432 354 419 315 338 Cherries 510 456 452 347 323 Others 1,411 1,209 1,618 2,204 2,282 TOTAL 34,701 31,342 30,795 29,870 28,951 1999 2000 2001 8,406 8,255 7,566 6,144 5,845 5,863 3,123 3,073 2,921 2,855 2,566 2,483 3,123 3,073 2,921 2,215 2,223 2,269 1,549 1,600 1,578 1,190 1,201 1,200 925 905 848 620 642 673 633 552 505 453 523 373 460 496 395 1,606 1,576 1,690 33,302 32,530 31,285 2002 (e) 7,281 6,000 2,980 2,500 2,980 2,191 1,536 1,278 811 626 578 400 410 1,546 31,117 (e) = estimate Source: ZMP—Marktbilanz Obst 2002, Eurostat.

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