The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Alex Miller

Writer and Editor, WRENmedia


Alex enjoys learning about the agricultural innovations that are currently shaping our world and sharing that information through his writing and editing. He’s proud to be producing Spore magazine and has a background in blogging and student media



Improved trade for farmers and agribusinesses in Africa’s least developed countries could stimulate economic development and improve food security in these regions. Aligning trade and farming policies can, however, be challenging, and policy incoherence between the two sectors negatively impacts value chain development and farmer prosperity.


Dr Ousmane Badiane, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Director for Africa, highlights opportunities to boost Africa’s intra-regional trade following the launch of the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor 2018.


By examining the driving forces behind increased agricultural trade, at global and regional levels, the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor 2018 provides insight into the transformation of African economies. The success of intra-regional trade and improved global exports are studied against the backdrop of increasing African imports.