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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: Agriculture

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 17  News
Applications close on 6 March for tralac’s online course ‘Trade in the 21st Century: legal and policy considerations for Africa’.   Profiled appointment: Paul Noumba Um...
EAC team to review taxes on key goods

EAC team to review taxes on key goods

14 Feb 17  News
The East African Community has formed a 25-member taskforce to revise the region’s Common External Tariff (CET) and fine-tune the existing rules of origin to boost intra-region...
Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

14 Feb 17  News
Soaring cost of basic staples is an extra challenge for pastoralists as livestock prices fall Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of c...
Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

13 Feb 17  News
The poultry trade between South Africa and Namibia is not clearly defined, leading to confusion regarding the actual origin of many chicken products imported into the Southern Afri...
Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

Transforming agriculture through the establishment of regional value chains in Africa

08 Feb 17  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses how regional agricultural value chains can help drive economic transformation in Africa Agriculture currently offers the greatest potenti...
Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

08 Feb 17  News
Improving agriculture regulations in low and middle income countries could go a long way toward feeding the world’s growing population and improving farmers’ livelihoods around...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Feb 17  News
A tiny slice of services trade in a globalised world: introducing tralac’s latest capacity-building initiative tralac is currently in the process of launching its first online c...
SA government committed to resolve the poultry crises

SA government committed to resolve the poultry crises

03 Feb 17  News
A number of interventions are being identified which include measures to boost competitiveness, value-addition and technology upgrading; trade measures; export support to assist th...
Least developed countries propose new caps on trade-distorting farm subsidies at WTO

Least developed countries propose new caps on trade-distorting farm subsidies at WTO

03 Feb 17  News
WTO members must agree to cuts and new ceilings for trade-distorting farm subsidies, says a proposal from a group of dozens of the world’s poorest countries at the global trade b...
The ongoing chicken wars put in perspective

The ongoing chicken wars put in perspective

01 Feb 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on the state of the South African poultry industry and the trade remedies being sought to protect the local market Attending the Wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 17  News
African leaders consider proposals for institutional review of the AU (Ghana Business News) Describing the AU as a “highly dysfunctional organization”, President Kagame, in hi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 17  News
AU Summit updates: Financing of the Union: AU unveils website on implementation of the 0.2% levy on eligible imports Financing of the Union is a historic decision adopted by Head...
G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

27 Jan 17  News
Against a backdrop of growing international tension over trade, agriculture ministers from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustain...
Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing

27 Jan 17  News
The world needs to take urgent action to mobilise the estimated US$265 billion a year needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 203...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 17  News
Underway in Addis: 33rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee. Opening remarks of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma David Luke,...
UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

23 Jan 17  News
Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity, facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural age...
Online produce-trading platform to connect farmers and buyers

Online produce-trading platform to connect farmers and buyers

19 Jan 17  News
Many small farmers usually sell their produce at give away prices due to lack of market information. The middlemen often take advantage of this to buy produce at low prices even w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jan 17  News
Starting, Sunday, in Cape Town: the inaugural UN World Data Forum Learning to Compete: evidence on exporting and firm-level performance (UNU-WIDER) This Special Issue by the Jour...
On the structural transformation of rural Africa

On the structural transformation of rural Africa

11 Jan 17  News
From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. Such progress happened while ag...
Agriculture and commodities

Agriculture and commodities

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s work in this area examines Africa’s trade in agriculture and commodities and the emerging challenges and opportunities for sustainability resulting from changes in glo...

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