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Competitiveness of African countries in agrifood products

Bouët, Antoine, Anatole Goundan and Chahir Zaki
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Antoine Bouët

Chapter 4 in Africa agriculture trade monitor 2020, 2020, pp 77-117 from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: In this chapter, we will provide more detailed statistics concerning the (un)competitiveness of African economies in these three value chains. We first study African trade patterns (trade flows and prices) in the cereals, sugar, and vegetable oils value chains using statistics for both the continent and by country, by stage of processing, and by the destination of exports and source of imports. Then we present agricultural and trade policies adopted by rich, emerging, and African countries in these three value chains. We do not make any study here of causality between these policies and the trade performance of African agriculture. We just provide facts as they are revealed by data on trade flows and policies in order to analyze to the competitiveness of these value chains.

Keywords: AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; CENTRAL AFRICA; EAST AFRICA; NORTH AFRICA; SOUTHERN AFRICA; WEST AFRICA; trade; exports; imports; agricultural trade; production possibilities; trade determinants; Institutional efficiency; global markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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