CotonouLe 20 Avril 2017ARANCHA GONZÁLEZEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Through an ITC-organized training, 40 farmers learned to process their cotton into lint, yarn and potentially artisanal products.
Sign Memorandum of Understanding pledging wide-ranging cooperation over five years
African cotton ginners have signed to sell 1,500 tons of cotton to Bangladeshi spinners after meeting through ITC.
Applying voluntary standards can open doors to new markets and help overcome obstacles faced by women exporters.Can standards be used to promote inclusiveness and to include women in international supply chains? Through awareness building and through...
ITC-facilitated regional approach to cotton-to-clothing industry presented at ICAC Plenary Meeting in Greece
This was a busy week for seven Zambian women weavers, who participated in back-to-back events in Nairobi, Kenya, showcasing their products, learning new production and business techniques, and meeting with potential customers and investors. ‘I was about...
COMESA disburses funds to implement the sector strategy under the Regional Integration Support Mechanism funded by the European Union.
(Bulawayo/Geneva) Zimbabwe’s Cotton-to-Clothing Export Strategy was launched today by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, the Deputy Executive Director of the Intern
Contamination-reduction training provided by Bangladeshi spinners, in partnership with ITC, results in higher-quality cotton and potentially increased sales
A new technical paper examines the potential of African-Asian cotton trade and gives an overview of world cotton production, consumption and trade in 2007-2012
ITC facilitates new Africa-Asia business partnerships by ensuring ginners produce cotton that meets buyers’ standards of quality
Trade promotion programmes result in higher-quality goods for global consumption, more job opportunities for women and reduced poverty rates.
Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum to unlock women’s trade potential
Indian spinners look to Africa’s opposite cotton-growing season to expand business and increase African exports.
The WTO General Council acknowledged several ITC accomplishments in its report adopted at its annual meeting on 30 November in Geneva. It highlighted ITC’s assistance to Least Developed Countries in their WTO accession process, the organization’s...
ITC’s Cotton Development Initiative uses South-South cooperation to make Africa a stronger competitor in the international cotton trade. It has two major focus areas: facilitating learning and collaboration with countries that have successfully built...
Cotton is one success of Zambia’s turn towards a market economy and offers a powerful tool for poverty reduction. Until recently, the industry had been dominated by the foreign-owned private sector that dictated prices and marketing arrangements for...
Introduced in the early 1900s, cotton farming in Kenya did not expand greatly until the 1970s. At that time, cotton was identified by the government as a crucial crop to fight poverty in the country, and at least 20 ginneries were established. The industry’s...
On the 15 and 16 November, ITC, with the participation of the Common
Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), organised a two-day
workshop in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania for a group of 15 cotton
stakeholders from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and
As the 100% Aid for Trade agency, ITC brings the private sector voice to trade development. It partners with the private sector to ensure that Aid for Trade leads small and medium enterprises to global markets. Within this framework, ITC facilitates...
International Trade Centre (ITC)
today launched a dynamic, interactive trilingual version of its Cotton
Exporter’s Guide as part of its drive to increase the exchange of information
in the sector and improve the skills and abilities...