The Infopoint organizes a lunchtime conference on “Recent trends and Outlook in African Agricultural Trade” on February 18, 2019, in Brussels (Rue de la Loi 43-45, Ground floor). Live streaming is also available.
Trade is an important avenue through which countries transform their economies and raise standards of living. For African countries, trade in agricultural products offers great potential to boost incomes for farmers, processors and other agricultural value chain actors. The 2018 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM), the first in a series of annual reports assesses long-term and emerging trends and drivers of Africa’s global, intra-Africa, and intra-regional economic community trade in agricultural products. It examines Africa’s recent performance in different markets and identifies changes in the composition and direction of trade.
The Report is a collaboration between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). It builds on the work of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) and the African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP) on trade, both facilitated by IFPRI under its work in support of the African Union Commission’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.
Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit DEVCO C1- Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, will give an introduction to the conference. The meeting will be chaired by Isolina Boto, Manager at the CTA Brussels Office. Presentations will be given by Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, IFPRI; and Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant-Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat.
The Infopoint organizes conferences on European external cooperation. Their aim is to tie in with topical events (visit to Brussels by a well-known figure in the field, International Days) by organizing conferences that will engage our partners in development and stimulate debate and different points of view. The conferences are aimed both at the general public, the development community and the staff of the European institutions. Interaction and exchange are key objectives of these sessions.
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