BIZweek n°352 23 jui 2021
BIZweek n°352 23 jui 2021
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  • Parution : n°352 de 23 jui 2021

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  • Editeur : Capital Publications Ltd

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VENDREDI 23 JUILLET 2021 | BIZWEEK | ÉDITION 352 BIZ ALERT COMESA BUSINESS COUNCIL AGROINDUSTRY WORKSHOP “Agriculture accounts for a relatively modest 32% of COMESA’s GDP” “Agriculture is the backbone of the economy in COMESA. It provides livelihoods for about 80% of the region’s labour force, and accounts for about 65% of foreign exchange earnings in the region. In spite of this, agriculture accounts for a relatively modest 32% of COMESA’s GDP,” said Ms. Sandra Uwera, Chief Executive Office of the COMESA Business Council (CBC), in her opening statement at the institution’s Agro-industry Workgroup Meeting on 14 July 21, 2021 The COMESA Business Council (CBC) convened a meeting of the institution’s Agroindustry stakeholders on Wednesday, 14th July 2021, to discuss the progress made on recommendations put forward by the Workgroup in 2020, and to develop a roadmap for the activities of 2021, as per its mandate to advocate, promote linkages, growth and competitiveness of the sector within COMESA. The meeting was attended by various players in the agriculture sector, including dairy farmers, commercial grain farmers, tobacco leaf growers, and manufactures, from across the region. In her opening statement, Ms. Uwera gave a brief background of the agriculture sector in COMESA and its pivotal role as a driver of economic growth in the region. She further highlighted the important role of women as a vital link within the chain of agriculture, industry and trade, noting that three quarters of the employed women in COMESA work within agriculture, and dominate as it pertains to high value products such as flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables. makes searching simple Ms. Uwera recapped on the positions of industry put forward in 2020 for adoption by COMESA Member States, some of which included the development of an action plan to urgently prioritize SPS issues to address low intra-COMESA trade; acceleration and actualisation of the implementation of mutual recognition agreements for priority commodities in COMESA Member States; strengthening private sector’s participation in the implementation of SPS measures; and development of a regional regulation on anti-illicit trade to provide a cross-border framework for engagement and collaborative efforts for tackling counterfeit trade in seed. Develop a framework PU.L.K.P1tIlen DIALOGUE cou.uome mutai LINKAGES evems$ FACILITATION CAPACITY eumeme imam INTEGRITY SME LOCl/ XIllarING PARTNERSHIPS DIGITAL s.ndraereatar Guillaume Hugnin, Managing Director at Panexport Co. Ltd.; Head of Group Exports at Eclosia; President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce; and Chairman of the CBC Agro-industry Workgroup, in his opening statement highlighted that the Workgroup had maintained strong pursuit of several key advocacy issues in support of the industry, particularly given adversities faced due to the COV- ID-19 pandemic. One issue of note progressed, was the development of a mutual recognition framework and local sourcing for partnership arrangement. “Continuous collaboration with public sector and also strengthening Public-Private Dialogue to address the emerging issues in the agriculture sector is crucial,” said Mr. Hugnin, as he called for consolidation of efforts in re-strategizing on how to further the Workgroup’s agenda. "-- , • • s- LULAI..41, o CBC’s Business Policy Programs Manager, Dickson Poloji, who was the meeting’s moderator, gave a presentation on the progress made on CBC’s implementation of the Agroindustry Workgroup’s activities in 2020 and the first of 2021. He reiterated the need for collaboration stating, “as a way of facilitating trade in COME- SA, we as the private sector need to work with Member States to develop a framework to facilitate implementation or enforcement of product standards which are being developed by ARSO.” Official online directory of Mauritius Telecom Business People 3

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