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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: Food security

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 18  News
African trade policy events now underway: In Nairobi: The 6th Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation In Brazzaville: Republic of Congo, UNECA work...
Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines

Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines

10 Oct 18  News
New African Union-FAO framework also aims to create new jobs while reducing reliance on manual labor FAO and the African Union on 5 October 2018 launched a new framework document ...
Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

14 Sep 18  News
821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in t...
President Kenyatta witnesses signing of investment deals worth $238 million in Washington DC

President Kenyatta witnesses signing of investment deals worth $238 million in Washington DC

28 Aug 18  News
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday witnessed the signing of two agreements that will see two US companies invest $238 million worth of projects in Kenya as he urged the US governme...
African Development Bank President Adesina calls for technology transfer to farmers

African Development Bank President Adesina calls for technology transfer to farmers

07 Aug 18  News
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S. The President of the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 18  News
COMESA Summit update: The 38th Inter-governmental Committee began on Monday in Lusaka. The committee will review reports on the implementation of regional integration programmes an...
Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

10 Jul 18  News
Food insecure population on the increase The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 milli...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

04 Jul 18  News
Slowing population growth is expected to lead to decelerating demand for for food Global agricultural production is growing steadily across most commodities, reaching record level...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

17 Apr 18  News
The tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration was held in Addis Ababa on 1 and 2 November 2017, on the theme, “Implementation of the Continental Free...
African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

13 Mar 18  News
The African Development Bank has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports. The regional economic studies were released in Tunis (...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

08 Mar 18  News
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, three African leaders and activists, Martin Chungong, Cameroonian Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Dr Ibrahim May...
Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

08 Mar 18  News
The experiences and challenges of women in the SADC region: The case of trade and agriculture sectors Women play a key role in the trade and agriculture in the Southern African De...
Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

23 Feb 18  News
FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 18  News
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...
30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

16 Feb 18  News
Sustainable development of agriculture and food systems in Africa Improving the means of production and the creation of decent and attractive employment for youth The 30th F...
Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?

Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?

14 Feb 18  News
After the 2007-08 crisis, we got into the bad habit when discussing food prices of focusing almost exclusively on volatility and overlooking the question of the level of ...
Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

12 Feb 18  News
The African Development Bank organised a seminar on “Enhancing Knowledge on the Challenges and Opportunities of Developing and Implementing Staple Crop Processing Zones in Africa...

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