This report is divided into eight sections, section one provides an introduction about the COMESA region and the structure of the economy in the region. Section two presents trends of various socioeconomic indicators in the region. Section three contains gender related information while section four focuses on food security in COMESA. Some examples of subnational food security
situations are also given here. Section five focuses on various indicators related to agriculture in COMESA including agriculture and food production, input utilization in agriculture, and application of irrigation in agriculture. Section six provides information on expenditures in agriculture and agricultural value addition in the region. In section seven, various indicators on trade are reviewed. The last section, section eight, contains summary, conclusions, and policy recommendations.
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