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Tag: Food security

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Feb 18  News
Announced: Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau Brazil circulates proposal for WTO Investment Facilitation deal (ICTSD) Brazil submitted an extensive draft p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
FAO calls for renewed commitment to get Africa back on track to eliminate hunger

FAO calls for renewed commitment to get Africa back on track to eliminate hunger

29 Jan 18  News
Hunger-fighting initiatives in Africa need to be deepened and broadened to put the continent back on track to eliminating the scourge of undernutrition, FAO Director-General José ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 18  News
Reminder: The USITC hearing, US trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: recent developments, is scheduled to take place today in Washington. The Gambia’s Trade Policy...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Dec 17  News
China’s double-digit trade jump pairs global and domestic demand (Bloomberg) China’s trade engine remained in high gear with a surprise export surge accompanied by further acc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 17  News
Featured infographics: @TheEIU_Africa team forecasts Ethiopia as sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018. East African/Franc Zone economies feature in region’...
Opening markets will remove barriers to EA food security

Opening markets will remove barriers to EA food security

28 Nov 17  News
Recent food shortages in Kenya brought on by fluctuations in climate patterns resulted in the importation of tens of thousands of tonnes of maize from the international market this...
WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

23 Nov 17  News
As trade talks in Geneva enter the final stretch, WTO negotiators have tabled new proposals on agriculture for the Buenos Aires ministerial that begins in just over two weeks. They...
Trade negotiators double down on efforts to get fish subsidies result at MC11

Trade negotiators double down on efforts to get fish subsidies result at MC11

13 Nov 17  News
Close to 31% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now overexploited and depleted. Estimated at between US$ 20 to 35 billion per year, harmful subsidies compound the problem of o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Nov 17  News
African trade and development policy events underway in Abuja: (i) Fourth Meeting of the Technical Working Groups of the Continental Free Trade Area (6-17 November). It will ...
The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

09 Nov 17  News
FAO concerned about economic impact on poor countries While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to USD 1.413 trilli...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration ends on high note

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration ends on high note

03 Nov 17  News
The 10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI) ended in Addis Ababa Thursday night with participants adopting recommendations that will ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @selemani: 44 of the 55 African States belong to more than 1 regional economic community. Why the overlap? Trade and integration policy workshops starting today: I...
Taming the tides of high inflation: Policy options for South Sudan

Taming the tides of high inflation: Policy options for South Sudan

24 Oct 17  News
Economic developments – Soaring inflation, poverty, and food insecurity The Republic of South Sudan emerged in 2011 from decades of conflict as the world’s newest independent ...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

19 Oct 17  News
The Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration of the ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) Conference of Ministers meets on a biennial basis to review the work undertaken in...
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

10 Oct 17  News
But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet – new report Millions of young people in developing countrie...
Africa’s food trade

Africa’s food trade

20 Sep 17  Infographics
Population growth, rapid urbanization and changes in dietary patterns are creating fast-growing demand for agricultural products (food) in global markets and especially in developi...
World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

19 Sep 17  News
815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 mill...
7th African Green Revolution Forum: The Abidjan Communiqué

7th African Green Revolution Forum: The Abidjan Communiqué

11 Sep 17  News
Decisions and Commitments from the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum The Seventh African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 4 to 8 Septemb...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Sep 17  News
Featured consultancy on the SADC Trade Protocol: TOR for sugar sector study Forthcoming African trade and development events: (i) 11th Joint Consultative meeting between AUPSC, U...

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