Africa

July 16, 2020 - Sophia Gnych

COVID-19 and the seed sector: How countries are navigating challenges

OECD’s Seed Schemes are working to protect food systems globally, with important benefits for least developed countries

July 06, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Rwanda setting example for electronic waste recycling

Government and private sector worked together to create jobs in new ‘industry’

July 02, 2020 - Candice White

Making trade facilitation gender sensitive

New tool offers actions to tackle the barriers to trade that women face

June 23, 2020 - Anna Spenceley

COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs

COVID-19 has led to a steep decline in business for operators in protected areas, coupled with a substantial drop in future booking requests.

June 16, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

David Laborde: How to help LDCs stay food secure through COVID-19

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRPRI) Senior Research Fellow discusses the challenges and opportunities for food security in least developed countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020 -

Small business owner in Ethiopia sees a future in ag products

Tewodros Yilma of Alpha Trading in Ethiopia discusses his business processing and exporting agricultural products, the role of trade fairs and his plans for the future.

May 14, 2020 - Deanna Ramsay

For this Ethiopian exporter, the future is in food

Finding new buyers and tapping new markets, harnessing agriculture’s potential

May 13, 2020 - Brendan Vickers, Salamat Ali, Deanna Ramsay

COVID-19 hitting tourism hard: What does this mean for the world’s poorest countries?

Examining the potential impact of tourism disruption in LDCs; developing policy recommendations to limit the damage, initiate recovery and build resilience

April 29, 2020 - Dale Honeck, Kim Kampel

West Africa's (eco)tourism initiative: Last chance to protect African biodiversity

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid

April 27, 2020 - Axel Addy

How can Africa’s trade ministers help combat COVID-19? Lessons from Ebola

Trade ministers are playing an essential role in the pandemic response

April 22, 2020 - Kai Hughes

Technology critical to unlocking the agricultural potential of cotton

Information access via tech could increase yields and incomes for cotton farmers in Africa

April 20, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Young designer shaking up Gambia’s fashion industry

Taking traditional African prints and making them modern, a female entrepreneur is aiming to go global – armed with the right business tools

April 14, 2020 - Paolo Omar Cerutti

A traded tree: What rosewood means for Africa

Following research into the mukula value chain, recommendations to preserve livelihoods and landscapes

April 09, 2020 - Trudi Hartzenberg

COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

Poverty, inequality and exclusion are key factors contributing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on all African countries.

September 30, 2019 - Fabrizio Meliado, Parkhi Vats, Kris Terauds, Matthias Knappe

Unlocking the hidden value of cotton by-products in African least developed countries

Investment mobilization and technology transfers could increase incomes, and enable value addition