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    Boosting onion farmers' income in West Africa - thumbnail

    An example of trade facilitation in action shows how onion farmers added US$ 2.25 million to their income and lowered their dependence on imports...

    Organic empowerment in a Zambian community

    Opening up the markets for mango farmers in Zambia who have discovered the benefits of organic certification..

    A strategic approach to SME export growth

    Supporting SMEs in developed and developing countries to be better prepared to enter international markets..

    Enabling growth creating jobs

    Branding strategies for Zanzibar clove; moving mangoes from Senegal to European markets; and realising the pineapple potential of West Africa..

    Seizing opportunity changing lives.

    Preserving traditional skills and cultures through sustainable community businesses in Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Peru..

    Q&A exploring new horizons: Moroccan SME trades up

    Morocco is steadily progressing toward greater internal modernization and globalization. Located on the Strait of Gibraltar, it is increasingly seen as a regional hub for shipping logistics, assembly, production and sales in North Africa...

    At a plant in the North-East of Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, a 20-minute ride from the city centre over potholed roads, 23-year-old Bakhtiyar Kudakeldiev works as a water bottling operator. He does not know it, but he benefits from an ITC programme.....

    Estelle Ahoyo is the chief executive officer of Ets Estella & Fils, a small enterprise in Benin that is involved in the production and export of fruit and vegetables. Her company has been growing steadily since it was established two years ago. Today,.....

    The story of Art Atlas Peru is proof that shrewd business and a commitment to social welfare can go hand in hand. Art Atlas Peru is an ecological and socially driven enterprise that produces sweaters and cardigans from the highest quality natural fibres,.....

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    If you pay attention to the news, you’ll hear two stories about African agriculture. The first is of the drought that sears the Horn of Africa and forces tens of thousands of Somalis – now climate refugees – to pack up their belongings and families.....

    In Benin, an ITC project is connecting fruit processors with suppliers and buyers through a supply-chain wide ‘virtual market place’ that connects product offers to demand through connected devices.   One person standing to benefit is Ms......

    In North Africa, women entrepreneurs are discovering the potential of online business platforms, but having a website alone is not enough. Success in the online environment also depends on having a good business and marketing plan supported by sympathetic.....