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How big trade corridors can benefit small farmers

Commentaries | Published on 05-10-2012

Francesco Rampa

Many trade corridors in Africa were designed in colonial times, primarily to serve extractive indust [...]


The future of African farming? Regionally integrated, climate-smart, public-private and properly-financed

Commentaries | Published on 19-06-2015

Francesco Rampa

On Monday June 22nd, a team from ECDPM will attend the conference Future of farming and food securit [...]


African trade and agriculture ministers sow a seed for closer cooperation

Commentaries | Published on 07-12-2012

Francesco Rampa

Dan Lui co-authored this article. For the first time, African Union ministers of trade and agricultu [...]


Questioning old certainties – Challenges Inbrief 2012

Commentaries | Published on 08-11-2011

James Mackie

ECDPM is currently reflecting on the content and orientation of the next issue of its annual Challen [...]


Lost opportunity to build bridges: African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade meeting postponed

Commentaries | Published on 26-10-2012

Francesco Rampa

By postponing next week's meeting of African trade and agriculture ministers in Addis Ababa, the Afr [...]


Partnerships to deliver food security in Africa

Commentaries | Published on 16-12-2015

In the third of our series of blogs ahead of the 2016 Challenges Paper - released on January 4th 201 [...]


Development: Between a rock and a hard place?

Commentaries | Published on 29-06-2012

This article was published in ECDPM s Annual Report 2011.It seems fair to expect that 2011 will come [...]


Central African farmers gear up to influence future agricultural policy in their region

Commentaries | Published on 09-08-2012

Jeske van Seters

Agriculture plays a key role in the economic and social development of Central African countries. Th [...]


Le Tarif extérieur commun de la CEDEAO est-il une bonne nouvelle pour les paysans de l’Afrique de l’Ouest francophone ?

Commentaries | Published on 12-08-2013

C est la question qui se pose après la validation du Tarif Extérieur Commun (TEC) CEDEAO (Communau [...]


Bananas and Bottlenecks: Piloting Regional Value Chain Cooperation for Food Security

Commentaries | Published on 18-10-2013

Francesco Rampa

After decades of protocols and high-level declarations without implementation, regional integration [...]