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Agricultural Dumping in the Chicken Sector: The Case of Western and Central Africa (pdf)
fodder for the chicken bone theory...

"Since the beginning of the 90s, chicken exports from the EU to coastal countries of Western and Central Africa have increased significantly. Those exports are usually made of frozen cut pieces, such as neck, back, legs, and wings. EU consumers trend to eat breast rather than whole chicken, and there is no market in the EU for others cut pieces, except for pet food. European poultry processing industry has the choice between pet food and export to poor countries at low costs, to sell those residues."
Ghana  politics  policy  economics  trade  Africa  Germany  agriculture  agribusiness  food  chicken 
january 2019 by amaah
Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?
Mr Getachew expresses bewilderment at the World Bank and Western donors such as the European Union, who, he says, were reluctant to fund the railway project. "I think the road lobby was too strong. We ended up with the Chinese, who are not only constructing the railway, but providing most of the funding too."
development  infrastructure  rail  ethiopia  somalia  africa  economics  trade  integration  china  investment  politics  djibouti 
november 2015 by amaah
Moving Beyond Microcredit
We take susu, and if you can get help from your family you do it. Or you just go for microcredit.
susu  credit  debt  economics  microfinance  ghana  accra  trade  strategy  social  markets  development  finance  africa 
november 2015 by amaah
China to Spain cargo train: Successful first 16,156-mile round trip on world's longest railway brings promise of increased trade - Europe - World - The Independent
Containers on the new line must be changed three times during the journey from China to Spain, because tracks in the seven countries are of different gauges.
standards  technology  rail  economics  transportation  china  spain  russia  trade  coordination 
february 2015 by amaah
U.S.-South African Trade Dispute, a Serious Game of International Chicken
At Heart of U.S.-South African Trade Dispute, a Serious Game of International Chicken
africa  strategy  trade  economics  SouthAfrica  usa  politics  policy  chicken 
february 2015 by amaah
Ghana's Currency Slump Spurs Increase in Cocoa Smuggling
our family's land spans a border and the tenant farmers are known to favour whichever side is most lucrative
trade  ghana  economics  ivorycoast  africa  strategy  crime  borderlands  borders 
august 2014 by amaah
West Africa: Moving Sideways
migration patterns in the Ecowas region. Moving between Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast
migration  immigration  ivorycoast  BurkinaFaso  africa  economics  statistics  trade  history 
april 2014 by amaah
Agricultural Dumping in the Chicken Sector: The Case of Western and Central Africa (pdf)
fodder for the chicken bone theory...

"Since the beginning of the 90s, chicken exports from the EU to coastal countries of Western and Central Africa have increased significantly. Those exports are usually made of frozen cut pieces, such as neck, back, legs, and wings. EU consumers trend to eat breast rather than whole chicken, and there is no market in the EU for others cut pieces, except for pet food. European poultry processing industry has the choice between pet food and export to poor countries at low costs, to sell those residues."
Ghana  politics  policy  economics  trade  Africa  Germany  agriculture  agribusiness  food  chicken 
august 2012 by amaah
Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago
The scramble to find patient zero is second only to the scramble to assign blame and framing narratives.. forensic biology
trade  interplay  genetics  genetic  biology  colonialism  Africa  distribution  forensics  history  aids  research  health 
march 2012 by amaah
Defragmenting Africa
The World Bank's report on regional integration in Africa - or rather the barriers to such
regulation  strategy  Infrastructure  development  politics  policy  integration  economics  trade  Africa 
february 2012 by amaah
An African in Guangzhou
The Africans and Chinese don't seem to be on particularly friendly terms. They keep their relations strictly business, with the Chinese staff selling to all comers, and the buyers haggling for better prices. Among the negotiations conducted in broken English, there is not any sound of laughter. The African buyers are incredibly diligent, single-mindedly doing the rounds of wholesalers from morning to night. As they size up goods, their eyes are the picture of intensity, and as soon as they complete a deal they stuff the goods into large vinyl bags with rapid movements. If they have too many purchases to carry, they call upon idle Chinese workers to deliver the packages, and then briskly continue to the next shop. Not once have I seen them killing time on the streets. Should they pass an acquaintance, the most they do by way of acknowledgement is to raise their hands, never interrupting their walking.
china  africa  markets  capitalism  trade  culture  observation  perception  language  competition  globalization  city  development 
january 2012 by amaah
Credit in Early Nineteenth Century West African Trade
C. W. NewburySource: The Journal of African History, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1972), pp. 81-95
history  economics  credit  debt  adoption  trade  africa  colonialism  england  france  Ghana  sierraleone  Gambia  nigeria 
january 2011 by amaah
Cost of Freight Shipping Rises, Hurting Retailers
overview of the changes in the shipping industry brought about by the great recession and their effects on clients
shipping  containers  economics  inventory  investment  planning  forecasting  USA  trade  commerce  capitalism  freight  shopping  globalization  depression  decline 
july 2010 by amaah
Nigeria's Late Passage of 2010 Budget Stirs Hardship in Benin Republic
interesting piece on the cross border trade between Nigeria and Benin, especially interesting is the circumvention of tariffs on goods like clothing and rice on which Nigeria has punitive tariffs. The pragmatic response is to ignore the bans, bribe and re-export. Everyone knows it happens but no one will step up to rescind the tariffs... such is the pathology of politics in Nigeria, an enduring failure of leadership that causes distortions throughout their society and the entire sub-region
Benin  Nigeria  economics  trade  politics  strategy  regulation  corruption  integration  Africa  policy 
april 2010 by amaah
New Ships Idle, Waiting for Cargo to Fill Them
spare a thought for the container... Slump in World Trading Costing Container Shipping Lines Billions
containers  shipping  economics  depression  business  strategy  fall  decline  trade  globalization  transportation 
january 2010 by amaah
Hope, Fear, and Youth Academies: African Players and the Changing Demographics of European Soccer
a great export success story since 1989 or is it sinister exploitation? Uses Michael Essien's journey as exemplar of the phenomenon.
football  sports  Africa  migration  immigration  trade  Europe  economics  development  Ghana 
september 2009 by amaah
West Africa's International Drug Trade
A history no less of the drug trade in Africa. The Latin Americans are teaming up with the Nigerians and even settling with more congenial partners in the sub-region.. In 2002, Dutch customs officers, in a controlled experiment, for a period of ten days searched every Nigerian arriving in Amsterdam from Aruba and the Dutch Antilles, a route used by many of the 1,200 drug couriers arrested annually at Schiphol airport. They found that of the 83 Nigerian passengers using this route during that period, no fewer than 63 were carrying drugs
drugs  crime  trade  Africa  Nigeria  Guinea-Bissau  Columbia  Venezuela  history  via:chrisblattman 
march 2009 by amaah
Ghana's juicy economic lesson
as a failed pineapple farmer I can only look on and sigh that I was too early, that my failures in 2000 paved the way for the new crop of ghanaian entrepreneurs who are selling our glorious fruit successfully for export and now even stimulating local demand. This was a no-brainer but why did it take so long.
ghana  food  entrepreneur  agriculture  agribusiness  marketing  taste  culture  fruit  economics  business  strategy  africa  trade  health  via:ethanz 
march 2009 by amaah
Letter from China: The Promised Land
on Nigeriatown or rather Chocolate City in Guangzhou, China... immigrants hustling and forging links...
africa  china  Nigeria  immigration  hustle  globalization  markets  trade  culture  observation 
february 2009 by amaah
Daewoo leases African plantation
South Korean firm Daewoo has unveiled plans to plant corn on one million acres of land in Madagascar, to sharply cut its reliance on US imports. Aims to grow corn and palm oil
Africa  Madagascar  food  SouthKorea  agriculture  agribusiness  business  economics  trade  plant 
november 2008 by amaah
Blacker-than-black Market
Still life about the black market in the tri-border region, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina where everything that can be sold is indeed sold. Smuggler's haven as in the novels of Graham Greene where grifters proliferate
rogues  markets  Paraguay  Brazil  crime  trade  smuggling  law  economics  observation  culture  latinamerica  outlaw  pirates 
june 2008 by amaah
Route of Evil
Hyperbole for sure but founded on the rise of Guinea-Bissau as a major staging point for the drug trade from Columbia and Venezuela to Europe. The effects are what one can expect: a hollowed state, narco-corruption, addicts
drugs  trade  crime  Columbia  Venezuela  Guinea-Bissau  Africa  corruption 
may 2008 by amaah
Diamonds Are Forever , Wars Are Not. Is Conflict Bad for Private Firms? (pdf)
We find that the stock market perceived this event (the death of Jonas Savimbi and the end of the Angolan civil war) as “bad news” rather than “good news”... research paper on how diamond traders preferred civil war.
economics  business  incentives  monopoly  capitalism  angola  war  conflict  diamond  trade  Africa  markets  research  filetype:pdf  media:document 
may 2008 by amaah
How a tiny West African country became the world's first narco state
strange bedfellows all around, throw drug money into weak and poor states and you get corruption. Heck you even get corruption when it's a strong state. Sadness all around
drugs  globalization  Africa  guinea  politics  trade  Guinea-Bissau  Colombia  cocaine  strangebedfellows 
march 2008 by amaah
Ghana reflects progress in Africa
7 years of quiet seem to be helping things... rebranding the country... a reasonable country profile highlighting some entrepreneurial successes.
Ghana  economics  politics  Africa  business  entrepreneur  globalization  China  investment  trade 
december 2007 by amaah
Following Ghana's phone thieves
old story... Mobile phones stolen in Europe are turning up in Ghana in what is proving to be a massively lucrative criminal business - and then being stolen again by local thieves once they are purchased.
mobile  phone  telecom  crime  technology  Europe  Ghana  Africa  trade 
october 2007 by amaah
The Fabric of a Nation: textiles and identity in modern Ghana
wax printing in Africa began on the Gold Coast, where Indonesian batiks were being imported from the mid-19th century. In 1893, a Scottish traderintroduced the batik-inspired wax prints produced in Holland to the Dutch Indies. spread over West Africa into
Africa  culture  fashion  textiles  clothing  dutchwax  ghana  history  Indonesia  trade  commerce  style  social  design  aesthetic 
september 2007 by amaah
Senegal: Finding Opportunities Through Cheap Chinese Goods
The organization is lobbying the Senegalese government to obtain "reciprocity" from China. In short,they want Senegalese traders to be able to open shops, settle and do business in China as easily as their Chinese counterparts do in Senegal.
China  Africa  development  economics  business  entrepreneur  Senegal  adaptation  competition  markets  trade 
august 2007 by amaah
Globalization And The Informal Economy: How Global Trade And Investment Impact On The Working Poor (pdf)
on the impact of globalization on those who work in the informal economy, with a special emphasis on women workers and producers. we analyze the growth of the informal economy and the links between working in the informal economy and being poor. the impac
informal  economics  globalization  development  trade  poverty  gender  Africa  investment  sustainability  distribution  policy  strategy  research  commodities  sheabutter  Bangladesh  manufacturing  BurkinaFaso  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2007 by amaah
Côte d'Ivoire: Once Bitten, Twice Shy
"After the crisis began in Côte d'Ivoire in 2002, we had more than eight million tonnes of goods blocked at the port of Abidjan," Malian government had to sign agreements with Ghana and Togo to provide alternative routes for the goods. From these countri
Coted'Ivoire  trade  Africa  Mali  Ghana  Togo  BurkinaFaso  conflict  economics  instability  politics  disruption  transportation  reliability  policy  strategy  risk 
august 2007 by amaah
The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations (pdf)
network of relatedness between products, or “product space,” finding that more-sophisticated products are located in a densely connected core whereas less sophisticated products occupy a less-connected periphery. Empirically, countries move through th
networks  economics  trade  integration  aggregation  business  strategy  globalization  visualization  development  research  policy  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2007 by amaah
The case of the jellybean and cross-border commerce
undermined by packaging requirements that are different in each country. The killer is nutritional labelling, which varies in the width of the wording (Canada requires a narrower panel), mandatory layout on a package and even the serving sizes. That need
regulation  trade  commerce  law  variation  friction  economics  Canada  USA  packaging 
august 2007 by amaah
China’s Trade in Africa Carries a Price Tag
China pledged $20 billion to finance trade and infrastructure across the continent over the next three years. In Zambia alone, China plans to invest $800 million in the next few years. From South Africa’s manganese mines to Niger’s uranium pits, from
China  Africa  development  investment  manufacturing  trade  commerce 
august 2007 by amaah
Latin America’s Response to the growth of China and India: overview of research findings and policy implications
bottom line: Latin America (like Africa) is benefiting from the growth in China and India - likely doing better competing and trading with them than with the USA and the other western countries. Unspoken of course, the Chinese don't whine as much ;-)
economics  research  politics  policy  strategy  trade  latinamerica  China  India  competition  globalization  integration 
august 2007 by amaah
In lands of the euro, a growing number of local currencies
a small but growing number of people use a proliferating species of currencies with names like chiemgauer, urstromtaler, landmark, kirschblüte and kann was. These currencies are probably better understood as vouchers — pieces of paper that can be redee
economics  money  currencies  decentralization  banking  finance  incentives  disintermediation  Europe  Germany  trends  voucher  transactions  trade  commerce  billing 
august 2007 by amaah
Drug mules (mp3)
She was smuggling to Europe, the USA and you know, we easily beat customs because when we go there, we were well dressed, you know, our papers and everything is genuine, there is nothing fake, we have genuine passport, genuine everything that we do.
drugs  mules  trade  Africa  filetype:mp3  media:audio 
august 2007 by amaah
West African women, Dutch Wax and the global market in textiles
The elite and particularly the powerful women textile traders, the so-called "Nana-Benz", react violently to this transformation. there's even nostalgia for colonial trade partners. But the Chinese, "they're not honest; they'll sell to everyone."
Africa  textiles  history  culture  trade  China  Togo  Benin  cloth  DutchWax  competition  economics  power  gender  England  Holland  Europe  WestAfrica  networks  globalization  via:rosapomar 
august 2007 by amaah
China takes up civic work in Africa
words associated with the budding China-Africa relationship are "trade," "raw materials," and "cheap goods." "Weapons," sometimes pops up, "neocolonialism" has its takers, too. "Socially responsible," however, does not typically make the Top 10 list.
Business  Politics  Economics  Africa  leverage  China  investment  development  diplomacy  trade  globalization  policy  aid  GreatGame 
july 2007 by amaah
The Chinese footprint growing across Africa
With their customary speed and unfussiness, the Chinese have made themselves at home in Africa, and given that things are just getting started, the Chinese footprint, already impressive, is likely to grow and grow. Indeed, Chinese airlines are starting di
China  Africa  investment  interplay  economics  politics  culture  observation  integration  trade  business  globalization  GreatGame 
june 2007 by amaah
Mango mania
The signal, indeed the only, foreign policy achievement of the Bush administration: Indian mangoes finally arrive in the USA. There will be a price premium but in terms of taste, the only better mangoes I've had are those growing in my aunt's garden
mango  india  usa  trade  food  taste  agriculture  commerce  economics 
june 2007 by amaah
How African cocoa-growers are moving upstream into chocolate
Divine Chocolate, founded in Britain in 1998, counts cocoa farmers as its biggest group of shareholders. Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana's largest co-operative, 45,000 cocoa growers, owns 45% of Divine and has two seats on its board.
cocoa  food  chocolate  economics  Ghana  diversification  trade  Africa  globalization  strategy  fairtrade 
april 2007 by amaah
Nowadays, Angola Is Oil’s Topic A
Angola, which shared the stage with the world’s most powerful oil-producing nations at its first OPEC meeting here Thursday, is an unlikely candidate to be the darling of the global oil industry. How times change." I am the Black Gold of the sun" quot M
Angola  oil  economics  politics  analysis  Africa  trade  USA  France  China  BlackGold  GreatGame 
march 2007 by amaah
The Political Economy of Diamonds
R. T. Naylor's interesting alternate history of the diamond trade weaving De Beers, the Lebanese in West Africa, british and US intelligence, Ian Fleming and modern day rogues Charles Taylor, the RUF, Savimbi, Sierra Leone and Angola. Caveat counterpunch.
diamonds  BlackGold  rogues  history  commerce  fraud  economics  SierraLeone  Africa  DeBeers  usa  England  trade 
march 2007 by amaah
West Africa a new hub in cocaine trafficking
bubbling under the radar for the past couple of years. When you start to see Venezuelans and Colombians and ostensibly poor fishermen flush with cash and the 'bright young things' openly discussing trips overseas, you start to worry.
drugs  venezuela  columbia  Africa  trade  crime  money  USA  distortion 
march 2007 by amaah
Mobile phones in Africa | Buy, cell, hold
TradeNet will unveil a simple sort of eBay for agricultural products across a dozen countries in west Africa. It lets buyers and sellers indicate what they are after and their contact information sent to all relevant subscribers as an SMS text message in
Africa  technology  mobile  cell  phone  telecom  trade  entrepreneur  Ghana 
january 2007 by amaah
Failure of Global Trade Talks Is Traced to the Power of Farmers
in Europe, the US and Japan, farmers now account for only 1 or 2 percent of the work force and little more of the overall economy. But they have become the pivot of global trade talks because farmers everywhere exercise power beyond their numbers.
farming  economics  politics  advocacy  lobby  usa  agriculture  trade  organization 
july 2006 by amaah
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