The Brussels Briefing on the subject of “Emerging donors and rising powers in agriculture in ACP countries” took place on Tuesday 27 October 2015 from 9:00h to 13:00h at the ACP Secretariat (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Room C ).
The Briefing discussed the key challenges and new opportunities to enhance South-South and Triangular cooperation. The Briefing : i) reviewed successes and the lessons learned from research and practice; ii) promoted the exchange of information on best practices and drivers of success; iii) fed into the debate various perspectives on policy options. It reviewed the key challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation in agriculture and the lessons learned from research and practice. It looked at examples of successes in South-South and triangular partnerships across the ACP.
Trade between Africa and non-African developing countries grew from USD 283 billion in 2008, to USD 595 billion a year by 2012 and developing countries’ exports to Africa have increased in the last 15 years from 26 to 43 per cent, while their imports from Africa have grown from 33 to 50 per cent. This year’s African Economic Outlook considers Africa’s surge in relations with “emerging partners”, who now sit at the top tables of economic decision making alongside “traditional partners” from Europe and North America.
Resources & Glossary
– Saiz Carrasco, C. 2015. « The emerging countries in Africa south of the Sahara in the agricultural sector. Analysis of trade relations » CIRAD and CTA. Report no. 1/6
– Gabas, J.-J. and Ribier, V. 2015. « Synthèse des quatre études de cas sur les interventions de la Chine dans le secteur agricole en Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopie, Sénégal et Togo« , CIRAD and CTA. Report no. 2/6[FR]
– Frey, P. 2015. « La présence chinoise dans l’agriculture en Ethiopie » CIRAD and CTA.[FR]
– Frey, P. 2014. « La présence chinoise dans l’agriculture au Sénégal » CIRAD and CTA. [FR]
Introduction: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office [Video]
Introductory remarks: Patrick.I. Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States [Video]; Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit DEVCO/C1, Food security, rural development, nutrition EuropeAid, European Commission [Video]; Jean-Cyril Dagallier, Scientific Directorate, CIRAD [Video]
Panel 1: South-South and triangular cooperation: what do we know?
This panel reviewed the key challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation in agriculture and the lessons learned from research and practice.
Chair: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office [Video]
– Is there a Chinese cooperation model in agricultural sector in sub Saharan Africa?
– Cooperation between Brazil and Africa on agriculture : best practices
– Working with China in the Pacific: prospects for trilateral cooperation
– Triangular cooperation and PPPs : the key role of the private sector
Questions and Answers [Video]
Panel 2: Best approaches and partnerships in South-South cooperation
This panel looked at examples of successes in South-South and triangular partnerships across the ACP.
Chair: Eric Tollens, Chair of the CTA Executive Board [Video]
– Food Purchase Programme (PAA) in support of Food and nutrition security
– Best practices in South-South and triangular cooperation with Mexico
– Triangular cooperation in support of conservation agriculture
– East-Africa-India cooperation : new opportunities for farmers in ICTs
– South-South cooperation in the cashew industry in Africa
Questions and Answers [Video]