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EOI - Personal Assistant to the Coordinator of Aiig - Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department
Africa needs a structural transformation model that is inclusive, creates jobs and touches the livelihoods of its people. Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs) can unlock the Africa’s comparative advantage, which is its large agricultural base and its growing labor force to promote diversification via agroindustrialization. We need investments to crowd in infrastructure for the structural transformation to take places in our rural areas. SCPZs will require that Ministries of Finance, Trade and Industry and Agriculture work together. It will also require that we work together in the Bank, as the outcome needs to be greater than the sum of its parts. For the purposes of coordination, an Agro-Industrialization Implementation Group (AIIG) has been established in December of 2018.