Brussels Briefing 47: Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities

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Experts at the 47th Brussels Development Briefing on the topic of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” all agreed that Africa’s largest market opportunity lies within the continent. The event, which was held at the ACP Secretariat on Friday 3 February 2017 attracted an audience of close to 200 people, who joined the organisers to discuss the progress made in integrating Africa’s regional markets, and to explore suggestions for overcoming barriers to intra-African trade. Key findings from the African Agricultural Trade Status Report (AAFTR) 2017 by CTA and IFPRI were also presented at the Briefing. The event was co-organised by CTA, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD.

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“When you come to look at intra-African trade, you can see the contrast between raw products exports to the rest of the world, and greater…

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Ways Recommended to Turn Camel Again to its Future

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Agri-tourism: Where two Emerging Growth Sectors Meet

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Many may not realise that agribusiness and tourism are two of the top five emerging growth industries to 2030.

According to a recent report from Deloitte Access Economics, our sectors are two of the best positioned to take advantage of key features such as Australia’s:

  • large area of arable land;
  • relatively low land use conflicts;
  • strong biosecurity status;
  • relative ease of doing business;
  • technological readiness;
  • high education levels;
  • an innovative culture and
  • close proximity to export markets.

Holding us back are a few key disadvantages, including regulatory burden, rainfall, water availability and water reliability, low soil fertility, an ageing workforce and high labour costs.

At least three of these six disadvantages are common to all Australian businesses, and are areas where we can find ways to work together to boost our competiveness. And what greater way to seek to overcome them, and capitalise on the opportunities ahead for our sectors…

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ILRI and ReSAKSS-ECA train African researchers in influencing agricultural policies

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Joseph Karugia at a workshop on influencing agricultural policy in Africa Joseph Karugia of ReSAKKS at a policy workshop for African researchers (photo credit: ILRI)

Correct identification and implementation of comprehensive agricultural policies is an important step in the fight against poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, in line with Sustainable Development Goals One and Two on ending poverty, and hunger, respectively.

In Africa, the African Union Summit of 2003 declared the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) an integral part of the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which is aiming to address hunger and poverty. CAADP is a pan-African, continental policy framework that provides a set of principles and broadly defined strategies to guide countries in reviewing their own situations and identifying investment opportunities within the agriculture sector that have optimal returns and impact. CAADP emphasizes the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation as a key principle.

In order to influence policies, researchers and other stakeholders…

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Antibiotics, Even Worse than Anticipated — Raxa Collective

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Please come to the sources of the natural health. I assure you camels’ milk really works. Look the use of antibiotics at such a high level in dairy sector and other spheres of life. Slow, natural and ecofriendly foods can save the health of humanity.

We disagree with having cows filled with antibiotics, primarily because of the problems created by bacterial resistance to drugs given without cause. But now we’re learning that there’s even more wrong with antibiotics in cattle: their dung releases more methane. Catherine Elton reports for Conservation Magazine: Antibiotic use and overuse in livestock has long been […]

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Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

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The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other…

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The Philosophy of Symbiosis and Gut’s Role in Natural Health

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The philosophy of symbiosis is really great and incredible. All my ideas of natural health are based on this philosophy. I’m never in favor of killing microorganisms in the body, instead, I w…

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