Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2022 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM)

27 September 2022. Africa’s agricultural trade capacity and policy are increasingly important as global volatility in agriculture and fertilizer markets is increasing risks for many importing and exporting countries.

The 2022 edition of the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor 2022 (AATM), a flagship of IFPRI and AKADEMIYA2063, analyzes short- and long-term trends and drivers of African agricultural trade flows, including regional policies and the role of global markets. Chapters in this year’s report examine the impact of the Russia-Ukraine War, the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to contribute to growth, the development of value chains for processed products and for coffee, tea, and cocoa, as well as the role of intraregional trade in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and makes recommendations for promoting the development of African trade.
Speakers and discussants reviewed the report’s key findings and implications for next steps.

Main Findings of the 2022 AATM report
AATM 2022 Video

Panel presentation of the 2022 AATM report and discussion

  • Antoine Bouët, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Sunday Pierre Odjo, Deputy Director, Knowledge Systems, AKADEMIYA2063
  • Chahir Zaki, Professor, Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University
  • Jacob Kotcho, Directeur du Marché Commun, Economic Community of Central African States
  • Joseph Larrose, Director of Development, Touton
  • Christiane Wolff, Counselor, World Trade Organization
  • Closing Remarks - Scott Cameron, Director for Sustainable Development in Africa, USAID
  • Moderator - Heike Hoeffler, Project Lead, Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

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