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Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

23 Feb 18  News
FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 18  News
Featured interactive: NEPAD’s impact on the continent The CSAE Conference 2018 (18-20 March, Oxford) includes four trade panels: the preliminary papers have been posted Selecte...
COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

22 Feb 18  News
COMESA is set to become the first Regional Economic Community in the world to introduce the use and distribution of seed labels and certificates as a way of improving access to qua...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 18  News
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes (New Times) However, in an interview, Vincent Munyeshyaka, Trade and Industry Minister maintained that despite the consequences of be...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 18  News
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa

From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa

16 Feb 18  News
The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is gaining speed, with the African Union (AU) aiming to get the CFTA agreement in place by 2018. If fully implemented, t...
30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

16 Feb 18  News
Sustainable development of agriculture and food systems in Africa Improving the means of production and the creation of decent and attractive employment for youth The 30th F...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 18  News
How Kenya’s famous roses almost missed Valentines Day – a stimulating twitter thread, by @MatinaStevis, of her Wall Street Journal article posted yesterday: “First things fi...
Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

15 Feb 18  Publications
The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, was a disappointment. It has been described in The Economist as “the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 18  News
Starting today, in New York: The Platform for Collaboration on Tax global conference Diarise: The 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan (26-27 March) on the theme African...
Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?

Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?

14 Feb 18  News
After the 2007-08 crisis, we got into the bad habit when discussing food prices of focusing almost exclusively on volatility and overlooking the question of the level of ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Feb 18  News
Starting today, in Tunis: AfDB workshop on staple crop processing zones in Africa Building on the analyses and findings of a Bank-led study on a sample of 10 African countries, th...
Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

12 Feb 18  News
The African Development Bank organised a seminar on “Enhancing Knowledge on the Challenges and Opportunities of Developing and Implementing Staple Crop Processing Zones in Africa...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 18  News
Featured trade infographic, @ECA_OFFICIAL: Intra-Africa trade in agricultural products is underexploited. Trade liberalization under CFTA is expected to result in significant expor...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: feature articles by Prof Gerhard Erasmus and Talkmore Chidede Lighthizer’s African dream (Politico) United States Trade Representative...
Ghana seeks national dialogue over cocoa pricing quandary

Ghana seeks national dialogue over cocoa pricing quandary

02 Feb 18  News
There is the gradual convergence of opinions on the need for a national dialogue over the producer price of cocoa Ghana pays its farmers in the face of dipping global prices. Edwa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 18  News
Bilateral talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve existing non tariff barriers and enhance trade entered their 3rd day today. The Kenyan delegation is led by Dr Kiptoo while Pr...
AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

30 Jan 18  News
Five countries awarded for best performance in accelerating agricultural transformation The African Union on Monday, 29 January 2018 launched the Africa Agriculture Transformation...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 18  News
Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni: African Regional Economic Integration (Belfer Center) This paper provides an alternative explanation of the emergence and evolution of regional...

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