Agri-food markets in Africa are not well integrated at local, regional and international levels, with trade barriers hampering exports/imports and value chain development. Increased market access through trade may benefit income and overall welfare, and at the same time, improve food security, providing people in Africa with sufficient and nutritious food at fair prices.

Agricultural Trade and Market Access for Food Security (ATMA4FS) project aims to provide insights on opportunities and challenges towards local, regional and international market integration for African countries. For this purpose, the project investigates the relationship of market integration with trade agreements, non-tariff measures (e.g. sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade and customs procedures), private standards, price trends and volatility, and market logistics/infrastructure and institutions. It uses case studies from three African countries (Senegal, Ghana and South Africa) and two African trade regions (Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and Southern Africa Development Community, SADC), and explores EU-Africa trade relations, focusing on three product categories that are important for current and potential African trade: fresh fruits and vegetables, grain products, and meat.


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ATMA4FS Final Workshop report out
On June 17, the Agricultural Trade and Market Access for Food Security (ATMA4FS) consortium organised a final project workshop. During the online workshop,… More
New Policy Brief: Dynamics of the Poultry Market in Ghana
The brief shows that Ghana imports nearly 80% of poultry meat demand from high income countries in the form of cut-parts that are priced 30% lower than… More
Policy brief- When agricultural standards differ across countries, they have consequences for trade and product prices
New policy brief by ATMA4FS summarizes to what extent maximum residue limits to regulate chemical use in agriculture influence trade flows, product prices… More
ATMA4FS LeapAgri Midterm workshop presentation
The project gave a presentation in the LeapAgri Midterm workshop summarizing the midterm project results. More
Potential effects of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on South African citrus exports
New ATMA4FS working paper evaluated the potential impact of NTMs imposed by EU on South African citrus to UK post Brexit. More