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Tag: Agriculture

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 17  News
A selection of updates on the G20 Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future Merkel calls for greater investment in Africa ahead of G20 summit. Underscoring the pressure Afr...
Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

13 Jun 17  News
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Nigeria takes place on 13 and 15 June 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

06 Jun 17  News
In recent years, Kenya has moved up 21 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, from 113 in 2015 to 92 in 2016. The country is hopeful of making further gain...
Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

05 Jun 17  News
Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Malawi, 2004-2010 Malawi’s monetary poverty is high and did not lessen in rural areas between 2004 and 2010. The over-representation of poverty ...
13th CAADP Partnership Platform calls for stronger accountability on continental commitments on agriculture

13th CAADP Partnership Platform calls for stronger accountability on continental commitments on agriculture

05 Jun 17  News
Meeting pushes for the realisation of the AU Malabo commitments on agriculture through mutual accountability for results and impact African Union Member States have been urged to ...
Measuring and monitoring intra-African trade

Measuring and monitoring intra-African trade

01 Jun 17  News
IFPRI and partners to develop expert technical network Trade integration is a powerful tool for economic growth, development, and poverty alleviation. In the Malabo Declarati...
Increasing food production without damaging the environment

Increasing food production without damaging the environment

31 May 17  News
FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 May 17  News
Underway, in Oslo: Conference of Parties to FAO’s illegal fishing treaty. The first Meeting of the Parties to FAO’s bold new international treaty aimed at cracking down on illi...
Thirteen African countries seal agriculture industrialization deal with India

Thirteen African countries seal agriculture industrialization deal with India

30 May 17  News
Thirteen (13) African countries have signed a series of partnership agreements with India to enhance the supply of agricultural machinery, credit advancement to farmers and scienti...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 May 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, West Africa Brief Finishing today, in Mauritius: The Commonwealth’s African Regional Consultation on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 May 17  News
To mark Africa Day 2017 why not explore the trade-related sections in the archives of the AU/OAU and the UNECA Underway, in Kempton Park: inaugural Joint Administration Committee ...
Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

25 May 17  News
FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving liveli...

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