The ‘Promoting Intraregional Trade in Eastern Africa’ project focuses on increasing exports from Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. Enterprises working in the honey, mango and spice sectors are set to expand and become more competitive through this project. The objectives are to increase the export competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in selected agri-food value chains and to enhance the services delivered to SMEs by trade support institutions (TSIs).
The project is implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and funded by the Government of Finland. It has a budget of US$ 5.5 million over three years. The project was launched in December 2013.
The objective of the project is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable export-led growth in Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia by improving the competitiveness of producers and SMEs and enhancing the performance of TSIs in selected agri-food value chains.
Increased export competitiveness of SMEs will be achieved through the following activities:
Enhanced performance of selected trade and business support service providers will be achieved through the following activities:
Creation of income opportunities
Economic empowerment of women
Private sector engagement
Focus on impact