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Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

29 Mar 17  Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Senegal since 1960, with particular emphasis on the period since 2001. Over the course of 2015, Senegal’s macroeconomic p...
Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep...
Urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

Urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

28 Mar 17  News
New report looks at “quiet revolution” made of improved value chains and vibrant roles for smaller towns Managing urbanization sustainably poses new challenges and opportuniti...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Mar 17  News
The Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with a clarion call for policies that cater for youth Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone: Youths get network for sub-regional trade ...
Expanding markets – citrus fruit and table grapes to Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and  Canada?

Expanding markets – citrus fruit and table grapes to Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and Canada?

23 Mar 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on South Africa’s expanding citrus fruit and grape export markets Citrus fruit and table grapes are some of South Africa’s most ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place 6-7 April, in Cape Town. The conference theme: International Trade Governance – quo vadis? Inaugural African Economic Platform ...
Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

16 Mar 17  News
The regional Assembly is calling on the EAC bloc to work closely with cross border pastoral communities to ensure the proactive and effective implementation of the Common Market Pr...
Sustainability in Madagascar

Sustainability in Madagascar

08 Mar 17  Publications
This working paper examines sustainability issues with respect to Madagascar. This seemingly uncontroversial and self-evident objective raises more questions than the paper is like...
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

07 Mar 17  News
Food security emergencies are likely to increase Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, whi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 17  News
Featured infographic: 50 years of containership growth Starting today: In Mombasa: Stakeholders workshop validation of Tripartite Harmonized Documents; In Dar es Salaam:Committee ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Abidjan: ECOWAS, Partners review long-term election observation missions in West Africa Mukhisa Kituyi: ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of econ...
Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

27 Feb 17  News
FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa...
Agribusiness trade as a pillar of development: Measurement and patterns

Agribusiness trade as a pillar of development: Measurement and patterns

24 Feb 17  News
Agribusiness is en vogue, fostered by a new understanding of the agricultural sector as a major contributor to overall growth and poverty reduction and through its linkages with th...
New evidence overturns traditional approaches to agriculture investment

New evidence overturns traditional approaches to agriculture investment

24 Feb 17  News
The majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas, with 70 percent of the rural poor working in agriculture. Ramping up agricultural productivity will be critical to lifting t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 17  News
African trade and regional integration policy issues featured in debate at yesterday’s Africa Knowledge Fest in Washington: scan @WorldBankAfrica tweets, or #AfricaKnowledgeFest ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 17  News
Arvind Subramanian: The WTO reborn? (Project Syndicate) For too long, the World Trade Organization has languished, to lift a reference from T.S. Eliot, by the “waters of Leman...
World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

22 Feb 17  News
Without additional efforts, the target of ending hunger by 2030 will not be met Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Feb 17  News
2017 African Development Bank Annual Meetings: transforming agriculture for wealth creation in Africa The 2017 Annual Meetings of the AfDB Group will be held on 22-25 May in Ahmed...
Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

16 Feb 17  Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Madagascar, focusing on the period since 2001. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO, 2015), Madagascar is slowly ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 17  News
President Alpha Condé: Powering Africa’s Future (Project Syndicate) Having spent the last year coordinating energy policy within the African Union, I have sensed a growing mood...

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