The Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor: What next for the African continent?
On January 1st, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) implementation began. Governments, producers, consumers, investors and NGOs watch the launch, eager to see if regional trade integration will deliver the promises of improved livelihoods and food security. This seminar will explore how leading trade experts, diplomats, agripreneurs and farmer cooperatives expect the AfCFTA to impact markets and trade flows across the continent.
The speakers considered the AfCFTA’s effects on Africa’s widespread informal cross-border trade, and how this essential livelihood for women might be integrated into formal systems. As countries recover from Covid-19 disruptions, to what extent can the AfCFTA’s trade integration help reinvigorate regional economies, alleviate poverty and support broader public well-being?
This was a joint event between the he International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Visit IISD's project page entitled Toward More Equitable and Sustainable Trade in Food and Agriculture for more information on our workstream on Food & Agriculture.
Regional Dialogue Series | Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment
Together with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), IISD is organizing a series of four virtual regional dialogues. The events will cover anglophone and francophone Africa, South Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Geneva Trade Week Session: Ensuring Food Security, Sustainably: What role for trade?
This session discussed how policies and interventions shaping trade and markets can contribute to food security and sustainability in the context of emerging challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Workshop for Eastern African Policymakers on Responsible Contract Farming
This workshop will discuss legal, policy and institutional innovations to support and promote contract farming, as an important inclusive business model for responsible investment in agriculture.
South Asia - Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment: How Can WTO members Support Economic Recovery and Resilience?
This event will be the fourth of a series of events on the same topic but with a regional perspective. The events will cover Africa, South Asia and Latin America.