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:
Here you will find our most recent publications in order of appearance. The last published will be in the front.
Belgians attach more importance than ever to sustainability when it comes to their food shopping. In addition to an increase (+42%) in the preference for local produce – logical consequence of the health crisis – consumers also indicate a desire to consume more fair trade (+23%) and organic (+14%) products after the crisis.
A report from WFTO, Traidcraft Exchange, University of York and Cambridge University challenges leaders to foster. The report unveils key features of mission-led business models that put people and planet first and provides a direct contrast with profit-primacy businesses.
“The COVID-19 crisis painfully exposed the vulnerabilities of our economy and of unregulated global supply chains… We need to make sure that responsible business conduct and sustainable supply chains become the norm, a strategic orientation for businesses.” says Didier Reynders in a webinar on due diligence.
May 9 is World Fair Trade Day. A special edition, because we must celebrate it at home. Choose fair trade in these difficult times! With
As the European Commission is poised to start developing a new ‘comprehensive strategy for textiles’ in the coming months, a group of 65 diverse civil society organisations has set out its vision for the global Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear (TGLF) sector. They have done so by releasing a non-official (or “shadow”) strategy in which they propose a set of legislative and non-legislative actions that the EU can undertake to contribute to fairer and more sustainable TGLF value chains.
Most people thought that 60% of the end product’s price is for the producer whereas this is only 15% on average for all products Emmanuel