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Feeding the People: The Southern African States responses to CAADP

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Feeding the People: The Southern African States' Responses to the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by Christopher Manyamba

Upon following up the ratification of the African Agricalture Policy Framework of 2003 by the SADC Heads, ENJ took up as a member of FOCCISA the responsibility of  ensuring adherence to policy and conducted a study to trace and track the footprint of the implementatin of the CAADP policy by the member states. The study looked at the impact it had in towards information dissemination between governments as duty bearers and the its citizens, as well as the role that can be played by new players and the small scale farmers....

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ICBT: A focus on Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia

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EJN, along with other civil society organizations that campaign for poverty reduction efforts, is trying to provide an alternative to unfair trade arrangements. In 2008 EJN undertook it's first research project on informal trade. This report focused on four countries in the SADC region including; Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. The objective of the research was to come up with a set of tools and policy recommendations which will make cross boarder trading simpler for traders. Click here for the research paper.

 

 

Across Southern African Borders with cross border traders

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The Economic Justice Network (EJN), over the past four years, has intensified its work on informal cross border traders. In particular, lobbying and advocating for change and improvement of policies that impinge on the rights of people who depend on informal trade. As a result, EJN launched a Photo Exhibition, titled ‘Across Southern African Borders with cross traders’ during the 6thSADC Civil Society Forum in Namibia in 2010. The exhibition was well received and found to be of crucial relevance for the region. Click here for the policy brief which accompanied the exhibition.
 

Social impact of the financial crisis on the SADC Region

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This project, carried out by the Economic Justice Network (EJN) and funded by OSISA, aims to study the social impact of the Global Financial Crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Six case studies were undertaken: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.

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EPAs and regional integration: Who’s fooling whom?

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The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the African Caribbean Pacific countries were meant to have been concluded by January 2008. However, the negotiations have proven to be complex and time-consuming.

EJN has put together a policy brief giving a brief history of the events lying behind the current EPAs negotiations. The paper explains how EPAs are promoting disintegration in African regions.

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