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    Raising standards of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables_280x150

    Strengthening the understanding of food safety standards and requirements to improve the livelihoods of Sri Lankan farmers


    Women entrepreneurs across Africa are generating employment and adding value to exports in innovative ways, despite facing a range of challenges, including limited access to export training, market information and finance.


    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...


    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...


    Cooperative partnerships and long-term approaches improve connectivity within supply chains.   Connectivity within supply chains is not easy to achieve, especially as competitiveness in developing and least developed countries may be...


    The 11th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) held in Chongqing, China on 9–12 September highlighted renewed optimism and commitment to the export-led growth model and the necessity for trade, with a need to rethink strategies...

    issue 04 2010 Colombian Coffee article thumbnail

    For many years Colombian Coffee has being recognized as one of the most important coffee producers in the world. In response to changes in the global coffee market, the Colombian Coffee Growers’ Federation has successfully adapted its supply chain...


    In post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia, a joint initiative between three United Nations (UN) agencies (the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development) together with the...

    cover issue 04 2010

    With the need for countries to see job creation and the regeneration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it is increasingly necessary for TSIs to focus on better positioning companies within global supply and production chains through capacity building...


    Increasingly, as European manufacturers face fierce competition from new Asian sources, suppliers are looked to as sources of competitive advantage. This article discusses the strategic role that differentiated purchasing and supply management represents...

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