The 2020 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (2020 AATM) Report

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AUTHOR

ANTOINE BOUËT, ED., SUNDAY P. ODJO, ED., CHAHIR ZAKI, ED.

SERIES NAME

Other

YEAR

2020

ABSTRACT

The third edition of the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM) Report has been released at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) during "The Great Debate".

The 2020 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM), the third in this series of flagship reports, presents an overview of trade in agriculture products in Africa and highlights the main impediments that affect intra- and extra-African trade. This year’s report includes chapters focusing on intra-Africa trade integration for agricultural products, including the role of nontariff measures, and on the competitiveness of African value chains that are crucial for food security (cereals, sugar, vegetable oils). The importance and measurement of informal cross-border trade for agricultural products is also examined. The final chapter looks at regional integration experiences in Southern Africa, with a focus on the Southern Africa Development Community. The report offers policy recommendations for improving agricultural exports performance, especially in the context of the unprecedented uncertainty the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM) is the result of a collaborative initiative between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and AKADEMIYA2063. It builds on the work of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) and the African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP) on trade, both facilitated by IFPRI and AKADEMIYA2063, as part of their work in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

PUBLISHER

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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