Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 18:20
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 01:34
This post first appeared on Trade for Development News and the ReSAKSS blog.
Despite longstanding recognition of the benefits of trade and the importance of improving competitiveness, Africa is performing beneath its potential in global and regional agricultural markets.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:42
Rurbanomics: The path to rural revitalization in Africa
By Shenggen Fan and Ousmane Badiane
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:16
Populations around the world continue to struggle with malnutrition – both undernourishment and overweight/obesity – and climate change may exacerbate the problem. In addition to reducing overall agricultural yields, higher temperatures and erratic precipitation could increase spoilage of nutritious and perishable foods like fruits and vegetables.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:35
International coffee markets are changing quickly due to market liberalization, increasingly stringent quality and safety standards, and the development of specialty coffee markets. Coffee production takes place primarily in developing countries, and such changes could have significant impacts on smallholder coffee producers. In Africa south of the Sahara, Ethiopia represents the largest coffee market actor, and the country’s coffee sector has seen improved productivity and increased prices in recent years.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:51
Increased participation in high value global value chains can drive growth and help developing countries meet both their economic and their development goals. However, not all value chains are created equal, and countries’ abilities to participate in global value chains (GVCs) is determined by each chain’s specific characteristics and requirements.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 20:44
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:47
The latest African Economic Outlook, published by the OECD, finds that despite a weakened global economy, lower commodity prices, and some serious weather shocks, Africa saw positive economic growth in 2015.