External Event
Virtual Seminar

The Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor; What Next for the African Continent?

Youtube Livestream
Virtual seminar

The aim of the WTO Trade Dialogues on Food is to create a conversation around the role of international trade in food security.

The Trade Dialogues on Food invite experts from governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, academia, think tanks and foundations, to debate the most topical issues in food trade. Each year the international trading system moves enough wheat, maize, rice and soybean to feed approximately three billion people around the globe. Meanwhile, 190 million tons of fertilizer applied to farmland annually play a key role in helping us grow enough food to sustain our expanding population, with much of it traded on the international stage. Climate change will make international trade even more central to food security, acting as a vital conduit for food from food-surplus to food-deficit nations in the wake of natural calamities. The Trade Dialogues on Food are designed to shed greater light on the complexity of the food trade nexus, creating a safe space for public policy debate.



  • Chahir Zaki, Associate Professor of Economics (and Co-Editor of the Trade Monitor), Cairo University
  • Halima Noor, Senior Trade Advisor at the African Union
  • Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of the Pan-African Farmers Organization and the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation
  • Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter, Ambassador of South Africa to the WTO
  • Edwini Kessie, Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO



  • Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Senior Counsellor, WTO Agriculture and Commodities Division and
  • Jonathan Hepburn, Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development


Please email us your question in real-time at Dialogues@WTO.org