Pillar 2: Increasing Market Access through Improved Rural Infrastructure and other Trade- related Interventions

Pillar 2 seeks to increase market access through improved rural infrastructure and other trade-related interventions. Its focus is on strategic value chains with the greatest potential to generate broad-based income growth and create wealth in rural areas and the rest of the economy. The pillar agenda includes policy and regulatory actions, infrastructure development, capacity-building efforts, and partnerships and alliances that could facilitate smallholder-friendly development of agricultural value chains to stimulate poverty-reducing growth across African countries.