Food Security

March 26, 2013

Dilemmas for West Africa’s agricultural and trade policies

Posted: 15:46 PM CEST

by Quentin de Roquefeuil

in Food Security

Praise has been won by West Africa for elaborating a regional agricultural policy, the ECOWAP, that could go a long way in promoting food security in the region. However, how this vision ties in with the region’s trade policy is anything but simple - says Quentin de Roquefeuil The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is the one of the few regions in Africa to have an elaborated regional policy for agriculture and food security, the ECOWAP (ECOWAS Agricultural Policy). Implementation has been slow, but it is on track, with thematic working groups fleshing out ...


This article was co-authored by Jeske van Seters. [updated 27 March 10.00 CET] This blog will be updated with the latest developments during 25-26 March 2013 from the African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Second day and post-PP thoughts: Looking back at the PP after its closing, you could question the added-value of this annual event for the implementation of CAADP and the achievement of results and impact. Does it serve the CAADP purpose or is it a waste of time and money? Seemingly supporting the latter point of view, critical remarks by participants on ...