The Trade Hub submitted the final concept for an agriculture information and market intelligence platform for the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) in October 2014.
The information products developed will enable SACAU to provide strategic information to its membership that will benefit the agriculture industry in the region, including information about agricultural conditions, inputs, pricing and other issues affecting policy and outcomes. The new platform will produce reports and publish information online that will enable SACAU members negotiate more effectively with governments on agricultural issues and respond effectively to changing conditions.
The information products will also include publications related to the development of drought-tolerant maize through conventional plant breeding, examining available research and the use of drought-tolerant seed varieties in the region. The technical assistance for the platform from the Trade Hub is strengthening the position of SACAU as an effective partner in agriculture for the region.