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Exploring Growth Linkages and Market Opportunities for Agriculture in Southern Africa

"Considering the heterogeneity of the countries of southern Africa and the presence of South Africa and other middle-income countries in the region, southern Africa has a unique opportunity to exploit agricultural potential and regional trade o...

Cross‐Border Livestock Trade and Food Security in the Southern and Southeastern Ethiopia Borderlands

"The objective of this study is to characterise and analyse the process of cross‐border livestock trade between Ethiopia and Kenya and the southeastern part of the Ethiopia Somalia borderlands. The study looks at the relationship between cross‐bo...

Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries: What is at Stake for Senegal?

"In recent years the European Union has sought to transform its trading regime with the ACP countries by advocating reciprocal free trade agreements with them through Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). As a result, the EPA talks were launched...

Income Distributional Effects of Economic Adjustment in Tanzania

"This study examines income distributional impacts of the economic adjustment policy measures that Tanzania has adopted since the early 1980s. The adjustment policies were in response to adverse shocks in the world economy and to undesirable dome...

A Scoping Study on China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Kenya

"This study was designed to analyse the extent of China’s Trade, FDI and Aid in Kenya. The specific objectives of this study are to determine the size; a) Composition and significance of Kenya’s exports to China and the SITC classification of expo...

AERC Scoping Exercise on China-Africa Relations The Case of Angola

"Angola, for strategic reasons of its own, has no intention of aligning solely with Beijing. Angola is pursuing its own version of non-alignment in favour of its own home grown resource nationalist approach. Indeed in contrast to neighbouring Zimb...

Determinants of agricultural exports: The case of Cameroon

"This paper investigates the determinants of three agricultural exports from Cameroon between 1971/72 and 1995/1996. Export supply functions are specified and estimated for the three export crops chosen: cocoa, coffee and banana. Quantitative es...

China Africa Economic Relations : The Case of Namibia

"Although an in-depth analysis is needed to determine both direct and indirect impacts of the Chinese presence in Namibia, a cursory look at the direct costs shows that there are benefits to be realized from this interaction. It is, therefore, i...

AERC Scoping Studies on China-Africa Relations: A Research Report on Zimbabwe

"This paper seeks to explore Zimbabwe’s growing relationship with China. This will be done by giving a brief overview of the deepening political relations. The paper will then analyse economic and commercial ties between the two nations and the im...

Aid for Trade and Export Competitiveness: New Opportunities for Africa

"This paper has argued that AFT can do much to support actions by governments and the private sector to improve the competitiveness of African products. Much of the national AFT agenda revolves around improving the performance of service industri...

Adjustment Programmes and Agricultural Incentives in Sudan: A Comparative Study

"This study analyses the impact on agricultural price incentives of the main adjustment programmes implemented by the Sudanese government during the period 1978-1993,notably the Economic Recovery Programme (ECRP) 1978-1985 and the national economi...

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Cameroon

"Increased economic cooperation with China carries huge potential advantages,but equally some risk and challenges. Cameroon needs to know what they are gaining and losing from the relationship with China, so as to devise a strategy to increase t...

African Preparation for Trade Negotiations in the Context of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement

"The paper explores contextual questions, in particular in section 2 it focuses on the question of whether African countries should negotiate at all. In doing this, the paper identifies the full range of available options from which the affected ...

African Trade, Investment and Exchange Rate Regimes and Incentives for Exporting

"In its analysis of export incentives, this paper suggests that such incentives can be direct and explicit when they take the form of autonomous, complementary and / or compensatory measures which are specifically targeted at promoting exporting a...

An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Food Imports in Congo

"The aim of the study was to identify the factors that are likely to explain the evolution of food imports in Congo. Several variables related to the Dutch disease, the necessity to ensure food security following the crisis in the agricultural ind...

An Empirical Evaluation of Trade Potential in the Economic Community of West African States

"Specifically, it is the aim of this study to: Determine the period within which integration effects were first felt or noticed. Estimate trade potentials among ECOWAS member nations. Test for the gaps between potential and actual trade among memb...

China – Africa Relations: A Case Study of Ghana

"There is a huge research gap in understanding the channels through which the trade, investment and aid relations between these Asian countries and Africa affect these sub-sectors and also their resultant impact on economic growth and poverty red...

China and Africa – Opportunities and Challenges

"The phenomenon of China in the global arena is quite significant. It presents opportunities and challenges which African policy makers and thinkers must take very seriously and respond to it very intensively. This is particularly so as other reg...

China‐Nigeria Economic Relations

"Although Sino-Nigeria relationship dates back to more than three decades, recent developments call for a careful and detailed analysis of this relationship and to this end, we seek to provide analysis of the relationship with respect to investmen...

China, India and African Manufacturing Framework for Understanding the Impact of Aid and Migration

"This paper attempts to analyse two variables that are not regularly considered when discussing the impact of China and India on African manufacturing: Aid and migration. The two are among the channels through which China and India affect African...

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