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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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
COVID-19: The global food supply chain is holding up, for now

COVID-19: The global food supply chain is holding up, for now

08 Apr 20  News
The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is so far having little impact on the global food supply chain, but that could change for the worse – and soon – if anxiety-driven panic by majo...
39th SADC Summit: Towards Inclusive, Sustainable Industrial Development

39th SADC Summit: Towards Inclusive, Sustainable Industrial Development

06 Aug 19  News
Leaders from southern Africa are meeting for their annual summit next week to chart the development agenda of the region. Running under the theme “A Conducive Environment f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 19  News
Is the AfCFTA practical?: a CNBC interview with Rudi Steinbach (World Bank Africa specialist) Regional growth spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa (IMF) This paper attempts to shed l...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jul 19  News
Diarise: Uganda-Tanzania Business Forum (4-5 September, Dar es Salaam). The business forum, to be presided over by President Museveni and Tanzania president John Magufuli, wil...
Kenya Economic Update: Transforming agricultural productivity to achieve food security for all

Kenya Economic Update: Transforming agricultural productivity to achieve food security for all

09 Apr 19  News
Kenya’s economic outlook remains stable amid threats of drought in 2019 Kenya’s real gross domestic product is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2019, a slight decrease from the es...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 19  News
Tunisia has formally ratified its membership of COMESA – becoming its 20th member Diarise: Transforming Mauritius – policies to foster industrialisation and development. The w...
Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

13 Feb 19  News
A new joint United Nations report reveals that hunger is on the rise in Africa following years of decline due to a number of reasons, including difficult global economic conditions...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

12 Feb 19  News
A guide to the AU Summit: Outcomes, commentaries, side-events, country postings South Africa deposited its AfCFTA instrument of ratification, as did Mauritania and Republic o...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 19  News
Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern Southern Africa (ESA) States and the UK: documentation downloads Explanatory memorandum Parliamentary report Treaty text Afri...
Using Intra-African Trade Scorecards to identify opportunities for increasing agricultural trade

Using Intra-African Trade Scorecards to identify opportunities for increasing agricultural trade

05 Feb 19  News
Across the continent, African governments are taking steps to make agricultural trade freer. In June 2014, heads of state of African Union member countries issued a bold commitment...
The 2018 Global Food Security Index: What does the picture look like?

The 2018 Global Food Security Index: What does the picture look like?

18 Nov 18  Blog
Food security is the state in which all people at all times have physical and economic access to adequate, safe and nutritious food that meet their dietary needs and food preferenc...

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