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Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

06 Sep 17  News
The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in...
AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

04 Sep 17  News
“The ground is already ploughed. Together, let us now sow the seeds of hope and reap a harvest so plentiful in the years ahead” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President Ahead of t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 17  News
NEPAD’s integration into AU structures and processes: AU issues consultancy request Dr Francis Mangeni: Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC T...
BFAP Baseline: Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

BFAP Baseline: Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

03 Aug 17  News
The 2017 edition of the BFAP South African Baseline presents an outlook of agricultural production, consumption, prices and trade in South Africa for the period 2017 to 2026 and re...
WTO’s negotiating Committee on Agriculture holds special session

WTO’s negotiating Committee on Agriculture holds special session

26 Jul 17  News
New proposals in agriculture talks form “tangible steps” forward WTO members welcomed, at an informal agriculture negotiating session on 19 July, a recent surge of proposals a...
Countries urged to reap benefits of food trade by engaging in standards setting

Countries urged to reap benefits of food trade by engaging in standards setting

13 Jul 17  News
FAO and WTO facilitate developing nations’ participation in fast-moving $1.7 trillion global food trade Participation in the development of international food standards for trad...
OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

11 Jul 17  News
Vegetable oils, sugar and dairy products are expected to be main provider of additional calories over next decade Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the...
Malawi: Economic Development Document

Malawi: Economic Development Document

06 Jul 17  News
Malawi faces various economic challenges including: low productivity; narrow and raw export base with high reliance on few commodities; lack of alternative energy sources; and poor...
NEPAD Agency and partners launch 2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa Report

NEPAD Agency and partners launch 2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa Report

06 Jul 17  News
The NEPAD Agency, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Regional Strategic Analysis Knowledge Support ...
Climate-smart agriculture: Solutions to reducing poverty and food insecurity in Zambia

Climate-smart agriculture: Solutions to reducing poverty and food insecurity in Zambia

30 Jun 17  News
Zambia Economic Brief: Reaping richer returns from public expenditure in agriculture Zambia’s economy has shown recovery in 2017, but stronger growth and better macroeconomic in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jun 17  News
Featured infographic, shared via @LopesInsights: AU reform proposals in one graph (Institute for Peace and Security Studies) Starting today, in Addis: The Permanent Represent...
Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

27 Jun 17  News
Physical ‘chokepoints’ along trade routes are critical to global food security. The importance of these chokepoints and the risks of closure or disruption are increasing, but s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jun 17  News
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum updates (i) Extract from an AU statement: Niger’s Minister of Trade and Private Sector, Mr. Sadou Seydou, underscored that the CFTA...
Increasing food production without damaging the environment

Increasing food production without damaging the environment

31 May 17  News
FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and ...
Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

25 May 17  News
FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving liveli...
Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017: Transforming Africa – Unlocking agriculture’s potential

Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2017: Transforming Africa – Unlocking agriculture’s potential

25 May 17  News
Executive summary This Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) presents the contribution of the African Development Bank (AfDB, or the Bank) to Africa’s development. It o...
AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

24 May 17  News
The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund ...
Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

19 May 17  News
The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) officially kicked-off in Addis Ababa on 17 May with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Afri...
UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology

UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology

11 May 17  News
“Scientific and technological progress is an essential means to eradicate poverty and create a better world for all. We should not see it as an existential threat,” said Dr. Mu...
Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

10 May 17  News
The FAO has welcomed the new report published by WFP on food security, conflict and international migration. “The WFP report is an important contribution to the debate...

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