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122 Dessing, Support for Microenterprises: Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa No. 130 Kiss, editor, Living with Wildlife: Wildlife Resource Management with Local Participation in Africa No. 132 Murphy, Casley, and Curry, Farmers' Estimations as a Source of Production Data: Methodological Guidelines for Cereals in Africa No. 135 Walshe, Grindle, Nell, and Bachmann, Dairy Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Study of Issues and Options No. 141 Riverson, Gaviria, and Thriscutt, Rural Roads in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from World Bank Experience No.

Mauritius is by far the largest exporter in this sector. However, other Sub-Saharan African nations, including Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Côte d'Ivoire are also exporting garments into Europe. In Page 2 virtually all cases, these exports are basic garments, such as T-shirts, sweaters, trousers and briefs. It is important to note that African garments represent only a small fraction of the clothing imported into Europe. So, as African nations undertake policy reforms to encourage exports, there are significant opportunities for garment producers to increase their penetration of the EU market.

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