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.
TDC is launching a call for proposals for African MSMEs and producer organizations active in sustainable production and trade for initiatives that improve the management of their organization and access to the market. Deadline for application is September 10!
According to a report by the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)*, child labor in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector increased during the lockdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat?
Since the 1990s, the flower industry too has been globalized. In 2013 the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) was set up with the goal that 90% of flowers traded on the international market would come from sustainable farms by 2020. The slow flower movement are tending towards an alternative approach; they are choosing to grow flowers organically and outdoors, and then using short supply chains to deliver them to their customers.
Muungano was coached by the Trade for Development Centre (TDC). After two years of collaboration, Daniel Habamungu, manager of the coffee cooperative, and Belgium’s Raf Van den Bruel take stock of their very valuable experience.