Thrive in the New Era of Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA)
We're Introducing a New Generation
Virtuous Cycle for Agriculture 4.0
Boosting Trade Links
African Trade Exchange Group or ATEG (in development) is ushering an new era of digital trade, cooperation, and investments built within three ecosystem pillars:
1) Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA)
2) Digital Trade-in Service (DTS)
3) African Digital Asset Framework (ADAF)
Our mission is simple: To double intra-COMESA trade volume and investment flows by Q4 2025. Intra-COMESA trade is currently trading at 8% compared to Africa's average of 15-16% (Source: African Export–Import Bank). This lag has empowered ATEG to tag into the potential of AfriTrade.com's borderless eTrade+ platform. Our group intrapreneurship component is designed to drive deeper integration with local trading partners by improving the implementation & performance of intra-COMESA programmes.
Our goal is to fully digitize the trade exchange of ATEG-listed private companies, co-operatives, and participating trade groups to create meaningful backward-forward integration with our Member Stakeholders, partner states, and regional economic communities (RECs).
ATEG's upcoming listings, group intrapreneurship & investment programs are incentivized to facilitate this very mission.
Road to 2030 & 2063
ATEG's long-term vision is carried out by AfriTrade's forward-thinking intrapreneurs who are not afraid to pioneer new ways to deliver inclusive & integrated agriculture markets. More importantly, to eradicate poverty, income & wealth disparities and collectively meet the UN's 2030 SDGs and AU's Agenda 2063.
"Driving trade further"
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our flagship eTrade platform AfriTrade.com is mandated to deploy Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) as its core record-keeping solution for exchanging electronic Certificate of Origin (eCo) and other trade-related documents. This group directive provides a newly added food safety measure for agri-inputs products, distribution while providing further trade visibility for our key partners and end consumers.
As we re-tool our common markets for the post-pandemic future, food insecurity, fake agriculture inputs/seeds and its informal systems have stood out as our top priority area to disrupt. To turn this around, we aim to develop smart supply chain, import substitution strategies & the development of homegrown bankable agriculture projects with value-added for exports.
ATEG is putting in place digital tools to help transition informal small-scale traders (estimated at 40% by the UN) into trained, formalized, and commissioned Members of Trade Agency Groups (TAGs) under COMESA's Simplified Trade Regime (STR). After making their formal switch, AfriTrade will than issue NametagIDs (digital KYC system) before being mainstreamed into our digital exchange for direct common market access, along with trade promotion, facilitation, and finance services.
Localized trade groups are valuable Stakeholders & contributing intrapreneurs for boosting farm yields, exports and linking farmholders with production networks or grouping co-ops aswell as attracting direct investors. They also have opportunities to become bulk purchasers & distributors of agriculture inputs in their home markets.
"Let the farmers farm, traders trade, and funders fund."
ATEG's is working to pilot & aggregate linked cross-border production networks with tagged farmlands, and agriculture inputs trade & investment to effectively leverage machine learning tools to dig future predictive growth markets.
We see a future where we can digitally empower Domestic, Diaspora, and Direct Investment Groups (DIGs) to co-invest with us in agro-led related opportunities, industries and growth prospects. Our group mandate ensures new Members are fully supported to join digital trade networks & investment communities with unique market incentives.
We're introducing new Afro-centric asset exchange tailored for every portfolio profile starting from micro small-scall trader to large development finance institutions (DFIs). Participating Stakeholders can co-finance digital trade assets, tokenized private companies (stocks/bonds), and decentralized finance (DeFi) firms looking to reach millions of unbanked & underbanked farming communities.
Our unique understanding of COMESA's development trends enables us to swiftly monetize our agro-led Alternative Trading System (ATS) to help jumpstart Africa's agriculture revolution, spur greenfield investments & advance invoice factoring for co-ops producers/growers.
To subscribe to our upcoming private Initial Group Offerings (IGO) or be among the first Members to implement group intrapreneurship programs for your agribusiness, agritech and agri-input company, please write us: