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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...
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...
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...
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...
The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

07 Dec 16  Publications
There have been several attempts to foster deep integration within West Africa in times past to take advantage of the well-known gains from this regional integration. These gains i...
Promoting agricultural global (regional) value chains in Africa

Promoting agricultural global (regional) value chains in Africa

01 Dec 16  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, comments on the development of agricultural value chains in Africa and policy-related issues to consider for them to be successful The need for a b...
Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

04 Nov 16  News
The European Union and the Republic of South Africa concluded a Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) which came into effect on 1 January 2000. The TDCA “Trad...
India-South Africa: Will the envisaged MoUs on certain agricultural products be beneficial for South African exports?

India-South Africa: Will the envisaged MoUs on certain agricultural products be beneficial for South African exports?

12 Oct 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the potential implications of MoUs between India and South Africa on pigeon peas, persimmons, mangoes and pork products for local ex...
Call for a multilateral competition regime

Call for a multilateral competition regime

12 Oct 16  News
Control over the global food value chain is getting consolidated in fewer private hands, posing serious security concerns Four current multibillion-dollar deals in the agriculture...
Africa’s economic growth continues to falter, yet some countries show signs of resilience

Africa’s economic growth continues to falter, yet some countries show signs of resilience

30 Sep 16  News
The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa present a diversified landscape of economic growth, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic ...

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