Tag: Food security

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27 Nov 20  News
National ‘80% of truck drivers are South African’ (IOL) The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry has said by far the majority of truck driv...
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19 Nov 20  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
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29 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) (National Treasury) Two weeks ago, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa laid out the government’s conse...
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28 Oct 20  News
National SACUM-UK EPA and SA-US Trade Relations, including AGOA (the dtic) The United Kingdom (UK) is South Africa’s 5th largest trading partner with total trade amounting to R...
Food Security and Human Welfare Critical in Trade Agreements – South African Minister

Food Security and Human Welfare Critical in Trade Agreements – South African Minister

28 Oct 20  News
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel participated in the Informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Ministers Meeting on Tuesday, 27 October. The Tr...
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19 Oct 20  News
National Job creation is key to SA’s economic recovery (SAnews) As the country recovers from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasis...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

05 Aug 20  News
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Co...
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29 Jul 20  News
Diarise: This event (30 July) will introduce Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Women’s Equality – a joint report by the World Bank Group and the WTO. The report m...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

29 Jul 20  News
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets...
SADC member states urged to strengthen mechanisms to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, as 45 million people across the region face increasing food insecurity

SADC member states urged to strengthen mechanisms to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, as 45 million people across the region face increasing food insecurity

29 Jul 20  News
A new report released by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has revealed that close to 44.8 million people in urban and rural areas across 13 Members States of South...
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15 Jul 20  News
Diarise: EAC experts meeting on outstanding issues under Phase 1 of the AFCFTA negotiations (22-24 July) The selection process for the next WTO Director General began today, and w...
UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

15 Jul 20  News
In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that ov...
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11 May 20  News
Trade impacts of LDC graduation (WTO) There are currently 47 LDCs, of which 12 are at different stages of the graduation process. Of these LDCs, seven are WTO members (Angola, Ban...
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07 May 20  News
A reminder that the Joint Bureau of the African Union Ministers of Trade and the Council of Ministers of the AfCFTA took place this afternoon AfCFTA Secretariat SG Wamkele Mene: ...
COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

04 May 20  News
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO po...
Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook 2019/20: Agriculture and food security in Africa

Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook 2019/20: Agriculture and food security in Africa

30 Apr 20  Publications
If there is one thing which the current Covid-19 pandemic has done, it is to highlight the issue of food insecurity on the African continent and illustrate the interdependence of f...
IMF and WTO heads call for lifting trade restrictions on medical supplies and food

IMF and WTO heads call for lifting trade restrictions on medical supplies and food

25 Apr 20  News
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo issued a joint call on 24 April for governments to refrain from i...
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24 Apr 20  News
Peter Fabricius: Africa’s free trade agreement gets locked down for the year (ISS, Daily Maverick) The AfCFTA has become the latest in the many casualties of the devastating cor...
COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

17 Apr 20  News
Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on continent where one in five goes hungry The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO...
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14 Apr 20  News
EAC Heads of State will convene an extraordinary virtual summit, tomorrow, to discuss the coronavirus pandemic EAC Secretariat urges partner states to prepare post COVID-19 recove...