Publication [ID: 119]

Strengthening Agriculture and Aid for Trade Development Impact

Agriculture and aid for trade (AfT) are two key areas of development cooperation that share many synergies and seek similar or the same development objectives; however, there is a lack of coordination between the two areas. This gap widens if the agriculture agenda (as part of Official Development Assistance) and trade agenda of some donor countries are compared. 

To enrich the dialogue about this gap, the Donor Platform commissioned a study (for download below) that looks into areas and opportunities to enhance alignment and cooperation between the agriculture and rural development (ARD) and the AfT donor communities. The study was co-written by consultant Paul Engel (Knowledge, Perspectives, Innovation)), Sean Woolfrey (European Centre for Development Policy Management, ECDPM), and Hernán Manson and Blessing Omoaghe (International Trade Centre, ITC), and benefited from substantial inputs by DFAT-Australia, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the Netherlands’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Investmet Fund (EIF), Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), and USAID.

 

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