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Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

10 Jul 17  News
The Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jul 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SACU, Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016 (and more) Concluding today, in Maputo: WIDER Developmen...
Malawi: Economic Development Document

Malawi: Economic Development Document

06 Jul 17  News
Malawi faces various economic challenges including: low productivity; narrow and raw export base with high reliance on few commodities; lack of alternative energy sources; and poor...
NEPAD Agency and partners launch 2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa Report

NEPAD Agency and partners launch 2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa Report

06 Jul 17  News
The NEPAD Agency, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Regional Strategic Analysis Knowledge Support ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Dar es Salaam: SADC DFI Network bi-annual meetings Presentations, documents: UNCTAD’s Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Pol...
The impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on the development of African value chains

The impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on the development of African value chains

05 Jul 17  News
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) concluded by the European Union (EU) with regional blocs of African countries (and certain individual African countries) are supposed to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 17  News
Ban on Dar’s products in Nairobi sparks trade, diplomatic dispute (The EastAfrican) Presidents John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta have stepped in to stem an escalating trade war t...
US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

04 Jul 17  News
Tanzania has maintained a hardline position on its ban on imports of chicken and poultry products from the US, which it imposed in 2006, and now Washington is pushing discussi...
Climate-smart agriculture: Solutions to reducing poverty and food insecurity in Zambia

Climate-smart agriculture: Solutions to reducing poverty and food insecurity in Zambia

30 Jun 17  News
Zambia Economic Brief: Reaping richer returns from public expenditure in agriculture Zambia’s economy has shown recovery in 2017, but stronger growth and better macroeconomic in...
Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

29 Jun 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses geographical indications used by South Africa and their protection under the EU-SADC EPA Geographical indications (GIs) are unique n...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 17  News
Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Wilton Park roundtable, 28-30 June. The purpose of this roundtable is to identify and develop channels that facilitate greater ...
The South African poultry sector – trade, consumption, production and inputs

The South African poultry sector – trade, consumption, production and inputs

28 Jun 17  Publications
Poultry consumption accounted for 60% of total animal protein consumption in South Africa in 2016, dwarfing the total consumption of pork, beef and veal and sheep. South Africa con...
Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

27 Jun 17  News
Physical ‘chokepoints’ along trade routes are critical to global food security. The importance of these chokepoints and the risks of closure or disruption are increasing, but s...
Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development: Ghana Public Expenditure Review

Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development: Ghana Public Expenditure Review

27 Jun 17  News
Ghana has experienced an extended period of robust growth since the early 2000s, supported by a favorable external environment and large investment inflows, particularly in the ext...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya: Draft Investment Policy (GoK) Up to now, Kenya has not had a single and clearly defined policy solely focusing on investment generation and retention. The Government of Ken...
Government pledges to help improve access to UK markets for world’s poorest countries post-Brexit

Government pledges to help improve access to UK markets for world’s poorest countries post-Brexit

26 Jun 17  News
The Government commits to protect current trading relationships, keep prices in check and help build our trading partners of the future. The Government will use Brexit to cem...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 17  News
Event pointers: Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement: 4th Meeting of the Parties (23-30 June, Mauritius) OECD Global Forum for Responsible Business Conduct (29-30 June, Pari...
New ACP policy targets transformation of agricultural commodities sector

New ACP policy targets transformation of agricultural commodities sector

21 Jun 17  News
A new policy approach to commodities is expected to focus efforts by the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Secretariat and its partners, in order to reap m...
Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

20 Jun 17  News
The third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique was held on 3 and 5 May 2017, allowing Members to have a better understanding of Mozambique’s trade and investment policies as well as...
Zambia needs more, better jobs to reduce poverty and inequality

Zambia needs more, better jobs to reduce poverty and inequality

14 Jun 17  News
The World Bank has launched new reports confirming that Zambia needs a lot more jobs and created at a much faster pace. They also need to be of jobs with higher wages for the major...

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