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:
TDC wants to strengthen MSME (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) and producer organisations active in fair trade and sustainable trade by offering them tools for economic development. That is why we developed a unique, participatory and tailor-made coaching programme.
TDC wants to make people aware of fair trade and sustainable trade and organises campaigns aimed at consumers, economic actors and the Belgian government. The best-known campaign is the Belgian Fair Trade Week, which takes place at the beginning of October each year.
TDC monitors the evolution and impact of fair and sustainable trade in countries in the South and in Belgium. Through surveys, articles, interviews, conferences and market studies… we inform consumers, authorities and producers.