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Africa’s agriculture commodity exchanges take root

Posted on 16 August 2013

A handful of African countries are setting up commodity exchanges in an effort to develop agricultural markets and improve food security. Are they the key to Africa’s agricultural growth? When Ethiopia set up its now famous commodity exchange in 2008, few foresaw the ripple effect it would generate – least of all its founders.
But in five years, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has convinced stakeholders that bourses can improve food security in Africa, and has catalysed global dialogue about the development of agricultural marketplaces across the continent. Other countries are now looking to set up their own exchanges………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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