Panellists at the European Union-Africa Business Forum 2022 in Brussels called for more strategic cooperation between Europe and Africa to address trade and economic imbalances between the two continents. The Economist reports that several speakers at the session on integrating EU and African value chains argued that Africa must scale up value chains, especially in the wake of the devastation caused by Covid-19. Recent statistics show that Africa’s participation in global value chains remains low at 3%.