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Food commodity prices fall for fifth year in a row in 2016

Food commodity prices fall for fifth year in a row in 2016

12 Jan 17  News
Food Price Index remained stable in December amid sharp fall in sugar prices Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points ...
Agriculture and commodities

Agriculture and commodities

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s work in this area examines Africa’s trade in agriculture and commodities and the emerging challenges and opportunities for sustainability resulting from changes in glo...
Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms

Humanitarian needs continue to spiral in Southern Africa as peak of lean season looms

08 Dec 16  News
Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean season following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades. With food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvest...
Comparing safeguard measures in recent regional and bilateral trade agreements

Comparing safeguard measures in recent regional and bilateral trade agreements

22 Nov 16  News
As negotiators pursue talks on a workable agricultural safeguard mechanism at the World Trade Organization, it is critical that they have access to up-to-date and reliable informat...
The Commodity Down Cycle: Some Policy Options for Africa

The Commodity Down Cycle: Some Policy Options for Africa

07 Sep 16  Publications
This working paper is an extension of a prior tralac working paper, The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa, which examines the extent of the fall...
The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

11 Aug 16  Publications
The continent of Africa is the world’s resource vault. More than any other continent or region, Africa is endowed richly with natural resources both in terms of diversity and als...
With planting season weeks away, millions in drought-hit southern Africa need support – UN

With planting season weeks away, millions in drought-hit southern Africa need support – UN

02 Aug 16  News
Some 23 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance un...
UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness

UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness

07 Jul 16  News
Over 60 million people affected by El Niño, many more highly vulnerable to La Niña’s likely knock-on effect Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen res...
African leaders make economic case for increased nutrition investments

African leaders make economic case for increased nutrition investments

24 May 16  News
AfDB President hosts high-level event with new economic data showing increased nutrition investment can result in $83 billion in GDP growth Key African leaders at the African Deve...
Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016

11 Apr 16  News
FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year’s large o...
Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

08 Apr 16  News
Africa has made great strides in tackling hunger – achieving a 30 percent drop in the proportion of its people facing hunger over the 1990-2015 period – but climate change, con...
10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

13 Dec 15  News
WTO members concluded their Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 19 December by securing an historic agreement on a series of trade initiatives. The “Nairobi Package” pay...
Winning Africa’s future: Food security for all

Winning Africa’s future: Food security for all

23 Jul 15  News
In a little less than 7 days, more than 1400 participants will gather in Nairobi on 30-31 July 2015 to discuss how Africa can win its future under the theme “Re-imagini...
The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

15 Jul 14  News
The 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The summit’s Assembly, comprising Heads of State and Governme...
Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

11 Jul 14  News
We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, having met at our Twenty Third Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 26-27 June 2014, ...
The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

30 Jan 14  News
The 22nd African Union Summit began on Tuesday, 21 January 21 in Addis Ababa with the 27th ordinary session of the AU’s Permanent Representative’s Committee, chaired by Ethiopi...
Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

09 Oct 13  News
Africa continues to grow strongly but poverty and inequality remain persistently high Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Afri...

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