Guichet d’Economie Locale (GEL) Sud Bénin

Guichet d’Economie Locale (GEL) Sud Bénin est un dispositif d’accompagnement pour des entrepreneurs béninois en milieux rural et péri-urbain. Cette initiative est née en 2010 grâce à un programme de Louvain coopération, et s’est ensuite autonomisé en 2013 pour prendre la forme d’une ASBL. Depuis ce moment-là, GEL Sud Bénin a formé de nouveaux partenariats, […]

Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative

Made up of 10,044 smallholder expert coffee farmers, Gumutindo was created in 2000 by some of the basic cooperatives (primary societies), which emerged from the ruins of the older Ugandan cooperative system. Since the organisation is located on the slopes of Mount Elgon where the subtropical climate and the fertile volcanic soil is ideal for coffee production, it is […]

The National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU)

Founded in 1992, the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is a non-governmental umbrella organisation for more than 1,000 local women’s associations in Uganda. Their objective is to promote the growth of a strong women’s movement that advocates for the rights of women and to enhance their social-cultural, economic and political status. Originally established to coordinate and represent […]

NOGAMU: the National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda

Linking Ugandan farmers to the organic and fair trade markets Everyone who has visited Uganda agrees that its fruit and vegetables are delicious and of superior quality. However, the farmers who grow them barely make enough money to provide for their families. For this reason, the Trade for Development Centre partnered with NOGAMU, the National Organic Agricultural […]

Rwenzori Farmers’ Cooperative Union (RFCU)

On the slopes of Mount Ndali, close to Rwanda and Congo, a British major developed Ndali Estate into a major tea plantation. In the 1970s, the estate was confiscated by Idi Amin Dada’s militia but was returned twenty years later to a grandniece who soon associated with the local farmers. 1,200 farmers joined forces in the Mubuku Vanilla Farmers Association (recently […]

KIBINGE Coffee Farmers

Mainly made up of small producers, Kibinge was founded in 1995 by coffee farmers in the Masaka region (south of Uganda). They seek to provide technical services in agricultural production, gender integration, poverty eradication, value addition and market access to complement the Uganda governmental programmes. By providing services directly linked to coffee production and sales to its members (processing, certification, transport, marketing, etc.), Kibinge has remained true […]


L’Association pour le Maintien de l’Agriculture Paysanne AMAP Bénin, « Les Nouveaux Paysans Bio », est une association de producteurs de fruits et légumes qui fournit un soutien dans la production et la distribution des produits fermiers BIO en circuit court auprès de ses plus de 195 producteurs membres. AMAP Bénin met directement en relation […]


Physalis or Inca berries from Peru    The bright orange berries with their papery sepals known as physalis or Inca berry not only look great, they are also full of antioxidants and vitamins. The fruit is consumed mostly locally, but it has also attracted interest in the North. In Peru’s highlands a variety is cultivated with an exceptional sour-sweet […]

Réseau Agriculture et Cycle de Vie

ACVie est un réseau de professionnels qui, par toutes les activités qu’il mène, œuvre pour le bien-être des producteurs en Côte d’Ivoire. Son ADN s’inscrit dans les principes de l’économie sociale et solidaire. ACVie cherche à impacter tant les producteurs que les professionnels du secteur pour y insuffler une nouvelle vision et éthique. Ses services […]

CURAD Incubator

The Consortium for Enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURAD Incubator) is a public-private partnership initiative promoted by Makerere University, the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), and the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). The consortium aims to create opportunities for talented, innovative and entrepreneurial young people to commercialise innovations and technologies generated by the agricultural research […]

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