New report on how US Trade Policy can improve Food Security

With the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority and the African Growth and Opportunity Act high on the list of policy priorities, The Chicago Council today released a report on how US trade policy can better advance food security in Africa while benefiting US farmers and businesses. The African agriculture and food sector is projected to be valued at $1 trillion by 2030, but current trade policies neglect this sector and miss opportunities to support US investments in food security.

The report, which was authored by former US trade negotiator Andrea Durkin and informed by Chicago Council Global Food Security project co-chairs Dan Glickman and Doug Bereuter, argues for a US trade approach to Africa that bolsters regional trade and harmonizes food standards and regulations across countries.