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tralac Geek Week: 30 October – 3 November 2017

30-10-2017 to 03-11-2017Geek Week
tralac Geek Week: 30 October – 3 November 2017

tralac will be hosting a Geek Week from 30 October to 3 November 2017 at the tralac offices in Stellenbosch. Below are some of the topics that we will be focusing on. Some of the studies will be included in a forthcoming book, ‘Agriculture Issues in the Continental Free Trade Area.’ tralac is collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa.

  • Profile of African agriculture, with emphasis on specific commodities

  • Changes to shares in GDP of agriculture by country over time

  • Intra-Africa agriculture trade – an overview paper

  • Production and trade issues in cocoa beans – focus on Cote d’Ivoire

  • Tea and coffee production and trade profiles in global perspective – case of Kenya

  • Fish trade and related issues in Africa

  • Linking clothing trade back to cotton

Topic suggestions are most welcome.

The Geek Week is a practical trade data and policy learning experience. Participants work in teams on specific topics; they meet every morning to discuss data, policy issues and methodologies. By the end of the week, all teams have draft papers, which are then reviewed by tralac staff and prepared for publication.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Type Geek Week
Date 30-10-2017 to 03-11-2017
Organiser tralac
Venue Stellenbosch