Africa Agricultural Trade Policy Practitioners Network (ATPPN) is an African community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to trade and agriculture.

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ATPPN is an African community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to trade and agriculture.

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Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

AfCFTA Phase II Negotiations on Intellectual Property – Should Geographical Indications Disciplines Matter?

I. Introduction The scope of geographical indications (GIs) disciplines generally entails the following: geographical indication,…
Policy Briefs

AfCFTA Negotiations: provisions affecting agricultural trade

Introduction The Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was presented for signature to…
Policy Briefs

Agricultural trade under CAADP: overview and progress on selected indicators

CAADP Overview: From goals to accountability mechanisms In 2003, the African Union Assembly of Heads…


ATPPN QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER: Issue Number 2, November 2020

Contents Update on ATPPN Covid-19 Hits East African Agric Value Chains ECOWAS Ministers of Trade…


Contents Update on ATPPN COVID-19 may delay the July 2020 operationalization of AfCFTA Trade Facilitation…


Launching of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area by the AU…

Functions of ATPPN

The network will serve a number of functions as listed below:

  • Create awareness of agricultural trade policy issues, such as WTO Agreements, African RTAs, including through:
    • Sharing quarterly newsletters with major regional and country-level news stories
    • Producing topical policy briefs
    • Preparing an annual report with contributions from Network Members, documenting country specific case studies on trade and agriculture measures and their implementation
    • Organizing annual symposium/conference/dialogue/research forum of topical issues emerging from interactions of participants on the platform
  • Provide a platform for exchange of views and collaboration on trade and agricultural issues including through:
    • Sharing of relevant experiences/ projects and potential opportunities, collaborations and partnerships.
    • Sharing case studies from regional context which would provide lessons for future consideration and provide ideas for addressing some policy gaps and development
    • Coordination of capacity building efforts and information sharing on training opportunities, calls for projects, studies and research work.
    • Involvement of different line Ministries and private sector as well as civil society including consumers on policy dialogues and development and link policy development and implementation of initiatives of the ministries of trade, agriculture, line ministries and other fitting stakeholders.





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