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African Agricultural Markets Programme

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Partners

  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA): AAMP Project Manager
  • The World Bank: Manager of the DfID Trust Funds financing AAMP
  • Michigan State University (MSU): Analytical Team
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): Analytical Team

Donor

  • UK Department for International Development (DfID)

Objective

AAMP aims to enhance regional capacity, policy dialogue, and coordination on agricultural input and output markets through a series of policy seminars, training, and analytical work.

Project Overview

The African Agricultural Markets Programme (AAMP) was launched by the COMESA Ministers of Agriculture at their 5th meeting in Mahe, Seychelles in March 2008. AAMP is one of the key programmes within the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Pillar 2. AAMP is a regional programme to support enhanced access to regional markets, trade, and private sector participation in agriculture. The programme is managed by the COMESA Secretariat in partnership with the World Bank and supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development. AAMP aims to enhance regional capacity, policy dialogue, and coordination on agricultural input and output markets through a series of policy seminars, training, and analytical work. The programme currently covers both COMESA member and nonmember countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Documentation

  • Staple Food Market Sheds in West Africa. Steven Haggblade, Steven Longabaugh, Duncan Boughton, Nango Dembelé, Boubacar Diallo, John Staatz, and David Tschirley. International Development Working Paper #121. February 2012.

"Smallholder-led Agricultural Commercialization and Poverty Reduction:  How to Achieve It?" Policy Symposium: COMESA/ACTESA/MINAGRI. Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. 20-22 April 2011.

"Successful Smallholder Commercialization: How do you do it?" Training Workshop: COMESA/ACTESA/MINAGRI. Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. 18 -19 April 2011.

Seminar: "Agricultural Risks Management in Africa: Taking Stock of What Has and Hasn’t Worked" (Lilongwe, Malawi, September 6-10, 2010)

Seminar: "Role of the Media in Fostering Effective Agricultural Policies" (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, June 30, 2010)

Seminar: “Food Prices Variability: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options” (Maputo, Mozambique, January 25-30, 2010)

Seminar: "Fertilizer Policy Symposium" (Livingstone, June 15-19, 2009)

Seminar: "Trade in Food Staples: Promoting Price Stability and Food Security through Intra-Regional Trade" (Nairobi, December 9-11, 2008)

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