Evaluation of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Trade Policy Constraints Within the Maize and Livestock Value Chains in West Africa

  • Date Posted: November 1, 2016
  • Authors: Olaf Kula, William Vu
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Evaluation, Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This assessment of investment opportunities in the maize and livestock (poultry, cattle, and small ruminants) value chains across four countries of West Africa was carried out from April to June of 2016 as an activity under the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project. This study is one of three African regional trade and SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary) assessments carried out in the East, Southern, and West Africa regions. The goal of this assessment was to “identify key constraints to trade (focusing on SPS measures) within the maize and livestock value chains in West Africa and to gauge opportunities for potential SPS related investments along each chain.”

This study is one of three regional assessments carried out in East, Southern, and West Africa regions to identify key SPS-related constraints to trade within priority Feed the Future value chains, in order to gauge opportunities for potential SPS-related investments. A Portuguese version is also available for the Southern Africa report, and a French version is available for the West Africa report.