Book launch – WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa

Book launch – WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa

Agriculture remains a priority on Africa’s international trade agenda, and it features as one of the important issues on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Doha Development Agenda. WTO member states are preparing for the 2017 Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos Aires in December. As regards the agricultural trade agenda; tariff reductions and domestic support remain important challenges and very little progress was made in these areas in the preceding Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi in 2015. This book focuses on these and a range of other important issues for Africa’s agricultural trade.

The book launch took place on Friday 21 April, in Pretoria and was hosted by the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) of South Africa. NAMC and tralac have been collaborating for several years; with NAMC experts participating in tralac Geek Weeks during which work usually starts on joint research projects. A number of books have been the product of this collaboration.

The NAMC’s Acting Chair Mr Andre Young welcomed guests and Dr Mmatlou Kalaba was the programme director. Ron Sandrey, tralac Associate presented a summary and highlighted key issues that are presented in the book. His presentation can be viewed above.

The book is available to download here.

Date 21-04-2017 to 01-08-2016
Organiser NAMC and tralac
Venue NAMC, Pretoria
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