Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.
We believe that fair and sustainable trade are a way to decrease poverty. It gives smallholders in the South the opportunity to develop in a sustainable way. We work around three main themes: producer support, sharing information and raising awareness.
Here you will find our most recent publications in order of appearance. The last published will be in the front.
During the Fair Trade Week, 2022, the Belgian roaster Koffie/Cafés Rombouts is launching “Virunga Coffee”, a fair trade coffee created in collaboration with the coffee farmers of the Virunga National Park in Congo. Since 2020, Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre has supported two cooperatives in the region that supply coffee to Rombouts:
Knitwear from Peruvian alpaca wool, throws made out of upcycled Indian saris, skilfully woven baskets from Kenya… the stylish products sold by Solid are really diverse. But they all have one thing in common: a positive impact for the people and communities who make all these unique items.
Need a present? Fair clothing? Delicious food from around the world? You’ll find it all at BorGerHub in Borgerhout. This concept store brings together start-up
Enabel’s Trade for Development Center commanded a study for cocoa cooperatives in Ivory Coast who want to export their cocoa.
The report (FR) details these different steps and implications and also describes the conditions for a successful transition to export.
With the climate crisis in the back of their minds, more and more consumers are trying to limit their footprint. This means they’re looking at where the products they buy come from. The rule of thumb is: the greater the distance it travels, the more polluting the transport. This is generally the case, but sometimes it is inconsistent with the complex, even paradoxical reality of our globalised economy.