Sep 7

Policy Symposium: New Opportunities for Regional Food Markets and Food Trade in Africa

Policy Symposium: New Opportunities for Regional Food Markets and Food Trade in Africa

Event Overview

Presentation of the key findings from the new African Agricultural Trade Status Monitor report, highlighting the role agricultural trade plays in Africa and drawing out important policy measures that African governments will need to take to benefit fully from intra-African trade as well as global trade in agricultural products, followed by a high-level panel discussion moderated by,  Ms Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director, Niyel. Opening remarks by Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI and Mr Michael Hailu, Director, CTA. (Session 1 - room MH3)

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Organisers

  • AGRA

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), based in Nairobi Kenya, is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets. AGRA’s mission is to trigger a uniquely African Green Revolution, transforming African agriculture to a sustainable system that lifts millions out of poverty.

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  • IFPRI

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

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  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

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  • DFID

    The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

  • AfDB

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB’s mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. Its major role is to contribute to the economic and social progress of its regional member countries - individually and collectively. As of 31 December 2011, the African Development Bank's authorised capital is subscribed to by 78 member countries made up of 53 independent African countries (regional members) and 25 non-African countries (non-regional members).

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  • GIZ

    GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

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  • USAID

    USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

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