Strong emphasis will be put on the access for all our partners to a diversity of modern practices, high quality seeds and animal breeds, equipment, fertilizers, feed and expertise on important matters like modern animal husbandry, sustainable production, food processing, new methods of food storage and efficient means of transport from farmers to consumers.
The availability of the newest information and expertise to all farmers can help to realize the enormous potential of sustainable agriculture, and assist in dealing with climate changes and other environmental issues such as waste and deforestation, energy production and consumption, clean water supply, public health and modern communication.
The changing nature of modern trade means that many of the trade barriers producers face are not just the traditional import tariffs or quotas but discriminatory regulations.
AWB facilitates partners who need market and regulatory information or who are looking for business or technological partnerships.
Internationalization also means awareness of standards and compliance certification processes. Actions are carried out to improve the participation of SMEs in the international standardization process as well as to promote the use of standards facilitating access to the Single Market.
Given that African economies depend largely on agriculture and that smallholder producers are the driving force behind agricultural production, there is an increasing recognition of the importance to address agricultural policy and trade-related constraints that prevent smallholder agricultural producers and traders from accessing high value regional and global markets. In this regard, standards and technical regulations have attracted increasing attention in ongoing regional and global trade.