Synthesis Documents

International Trends in Aid for Trade in Agriculture, Food Systems Innovation Initiative, 2014

    The purpose of this study is to help guide the thinking of Australian organizations involved in official development assistance (ODA) on the future of Aid for Trade (A4T) in the area of agricultural development, and especially the advancement of food security and nutrition in Asia-Pacific region’s poorest countries. In particular, the study (1) reviews funding patterns in A4T; (2) summarizes donor approaches to A4T in agriculture, where possible provides insights into individual donors; (3) reviews academic and donor literature on the effectiveness of A4T as a means to increase trade, economic growth, and agricultural development; and (4) takes note of the lessons learned by donors with respect to A4T generally and as they relate to agriculture specifically.