Identifying Agricultural Export Opportunities For African Countries
2KO Africa offers onsite training in Identifying Agricultural Export Opportunities For African Countries anywhere in Africa.
Agriculture is the largest economic sector in many African countries, providing employment to significant numbers of workers. It s a sector with huge potential given the growth in disposables incomes, the growth in urbanization, the changing patterns in the demand for food, and the continued high prices of agricultural commodities. In order to utilize these opportunities and ensure continued growth and food security it is vital that decision-makers have the technical analytical tools to exploit the large amount of trade data that is available to identify the realistic opportunities for expanding exports of agricultural commodities at both the extensive and intensive margins.
The program provides you with a practical introduction to the analysis of agricultural trade flows and the identification of realistic export opportunities for decision-makers in Africa and concerned with Africa. The course is designed to integrate theory with real-world data through progressive, step-by-step and hands-on learning. Although the course applications focus on agricultural goods produced in African countries, the content of the course is suitable and readily applicable for analysing and identifying export opportunities for any product produced in any country.
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Program Key Features
Introduction and overview
of the course
An introduction to trade theory
Introduction to the role of agriculture and agricultural exports in Africa’s economic competitiveness
ITC’s Trade map: analysing trade trends -I
ITC’s Trade map: analysing trade trends -II
World Bank’s Trade Competitiveness Diagnostics Toolkit: analysing trade performance
Gravity model: analysing the determinants of trade
Decision Support Model: identifying realistic export opportunities
Partial (SMART) and General (GTAP) Equilibrium Modelling
Who Should Attend
Researchers, trade analysts and advisors in companies, government agencies, international organisations, regional developmentorganisations, research institutions
Those who wish to develop skills in trade analysis and applied decision support modelling and those who want to have a profound understanding of models