Introduction [In Africa agriculture trade monitor 2018]

The Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM) builds on the analyses presented in ReSAKSS’s 2013 ATOR by providing detailed descriptive assessments of the status and recent trends in Africa’s trade performance and competitiveness at the continental and regional levels, as well as more in-depth investigations of the determinants of trade performance and the relative importance of different drivers and constraints. The report represents the first in a series of yearly publications examining the status, trends, and outlook of Africa’s trade performance, the goal of which is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence and analysis to inform policy discussions on measures to enhance trade performance at global and regional levels.