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Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Conservative, Chichester 12:00 am, 13th September 2018

Africado is Tanzania’s biggest exporter of avocados, exporting more than 2,500 tonnes a year to British supermarkets such as Waitrose and Tesco. The project, which was kickstarted by UK aid, has transformed an abandoned coffee plantation into a thriving business that employs 2,000 farmers. Following on from the Prime Minister’s visit to Africa, what steps have Ministers taken to improve trading relationships with emerging markets?