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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 ...
The Commodity Down Cycle: Some Policy Options for Africa

The Commodity Down Cycle: Some Policy Options for Africa

07 Sep 16  Publications
This working paper is an extension of a prior tralac working paper, The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa, which examines the extent of the fall...
The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

11 Aug 16  Publications
The continent of Africa is the world’s resource vault. More than any other continent or region, Africa is endowed richly with natural resources both in terms of diversity and als...
With planting season weeks away, millions in drought-hit southern Africa need support – UN

With planting season weeks away, millions in drought-hit southern Africa need support – UN

02 Aug 16  News
Some 23 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance un...
An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

26 May 16  Publications
Until mid-November 2013 it was not possible to accurately assess the profile of South Africa’s agricultural trade. It was only at that date that the South African Revenue Service...
African leaders make economic case for increased nutrition investments

African leaders make economic case for increased nutrition investments

24 May 16  News
AfDB President hosts high-level event with new economic data showing increased nutrition investment can result in $83 billion in GDP growth Key African leaders at the African Deve...
Chinese imports from Africa: the impact of the recent commodity price declines

Chinese imports from Africa: the impact of the recent commodity price declines

05 May 16  Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine Chinese imports from Africa during 2015 and assess the extent to which falling global commodity prices have contributed to changes over m...
Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016

11 Apr 16  News
FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year’s large o...
Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

08 Apr 16  News
Africa has made great strides in tackling hunger – achieving a 30 percent drop in the proportion of its people facing hunger over the 1990-2015 period – but climate change, con...
ITAC’s agricultural safeguard investigation into chicken imports from the EU and the transition   from the TDCA to the EU-SADC EPA

ITAC’s agricultural safeguard investigation into chicken imports from the EU and the transition from the TDCA to the EU-SADC EPA

24 Feb 16  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses agricultural safeguards and South Africa’s impending transition from the TDCA to the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement The Inte...
Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

08 Jan 16  News
Nearly half of the world’s farmers are unbanked. This statistic is worrying given the evidence linking financial inclusion to poverty alleviation and since over 70 percent of the...
Five Southern Africa countries to plug sugar deficit in Kenya

Five Southern Africa countries to plug sugar deficit in Kenya

21 Dec 15  News
Five Southern African countries are the beneficiaries of duty-free sugar exports to Kenya approved under the new Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa quota deal. Al...
Sugar: production, trade and policy profiles for South Africa and other selected African countries

Sugar: production, trade and policy profiles for South Africa and other selected African countries

18 Dec 15  Publications
While agricultural protection has been declining in recent years, several sectors remain heavily protected in many countries. These sectors include sugar, rice and dairy, and this ...
10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

13 Dec 15  News
WTO members concluded their Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 19 December by securing an historic agreement on a series of trade initiatives. The “Nairobi Package” pay...
The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper* is to examine the West and Central African (WCA) trade profile, with some reference to the trading relationship with China and the agricultural trade p...
Lesotho – where to?

Lesotho – where to?

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide a background to Lesotho’s economic and trade policies with a particular emphasis on future directions for the Mountain Kingdom. For this...
Trade liberalisation in Africa: a GTAP analysis of intra-African agricultural tariffs going to zero

Trade liberalisation in Africa: a GTAP analysis of intra-African agricultural tariffs going to zero

27 Nov 15  Publications
This paper uses the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) computer database and takes the full suite of African agricultural sectors and African countries/regions in order to assess...
tralac and the NAMC at the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa Conference, 30 September 2015

tralac and the NAMC at the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa Conference, 30 September 2015

07 Oct 15  Event
tralac and the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) were invited to participate in the 53rd Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (A...
Africa’s trade relations: Old friends, good friends and new friends

Africa’s trade relations: Old friends, good friends and new friends

07 Oct 15  Publications
African countries’ trading relationships have been changing in recent years. Trade with their traditional trading partners, the European Union and the United States (their ‘old...
World prices for agricultural goods will “remain flat or decline in the next ten years”

World prices for agricultural goods will “remain flat or decline in the next ten years”

05 Oct 15  News
The current growth in agricultural production, especially in Africa, could mean that in the next ten years world prices for food will remain flat or even decline, according to a se...

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