Meaning of Trade.
Trade is the exchange of goods and services between people or countries.
Origin and development of trade
There were exchanges between countries of different environment in more favorable surrounding;
There was an organized trade between hunting and gathering communities and their more advanced neighbor.
In Africa it was through the production and exchange of commodities such as cattle, salt smoked fish, kola nuts, minerals and metals which were instrumental in maintaining trade flow, this shows that food was more important.
As people became more and more advanced, so did their needs, like clothing, improved methods of farming, improved crops and livestock and the use of modern tools in cultivation.
Modern civilization has also contributed to world insecurity, which has lead to manufacture of weapons such as guns and ammunition.
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