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GTAP Resource #6610

"The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and Climate Change"
by Johnson, Michael, Jayson Beckman, Kate Vaiknoras, Maros Ivanic, Jeremy Jelliffe and Fengxia Dong


Abstract
The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) will soon be one of the largest free trade areas in the world once fully operational. As such, its potential impact on African (and global) agriculture could be huge. As African economies have grown in the past two decades, the appetite for processed agricultural products has also grown – offering a great opportunity for agriculture, agri-business growth, and trade in the region. There remains an enormity of challenges ahead if important gains are to be realized from greater free trade in the region. Among them is the poor state of transportation infrastructure, communications, services, and mobility between many countries. Even more challenging is the threat of climate change which threatens to reduce any potential gains to be had from greater regional trade integration, either directly through reductions in agricultural productivity or indirectly through terms of trade effects. Because the AfCFTA is still in its infancy, we project some plausible outcomes under a moderate climate change trajectory using a combination of crop and livestock simulation models and a standard GTAP CGE model.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2022 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference)
Date: 2022
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Created: Johnson, M. (4/15/2022)
Updated: Johnson, M. (6/9/2022)
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- Climate impacts
- Other data bases and data issues
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Preferential trading arrangements
- Africa (Central)
- Africa (East)
- Africa (North)
- Africa (Southern)
- Africa (West)


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