Oil

IDEP, a vegetable oil producer in Burundi and Uganda

Denise Nzeyimana and Adélard Nkeshimana run IDEP, a company producing sunflower oil in Burundi. Since 2017, the company has received coaching from the Trade Development Centre. A look back at an entrepreneurial experience and the impressive progress the company has made.

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Tighanimine: Argan oil from Morocco

Tighanimine is a women’s cooperative in southern Morocco that produces fair argan oil. This oil is a coveted ingredient in cosmetics and in the kitchen. Argan oil is pressed from the nuts of the argan tree which acts as a buffer against the advancing desertification in the region.

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Fair palm oil exists

While the palm oil industry is still investigating how to stop the destruction of human and environmental resources in South East Asia, fair alternatives already exist, such as palm oil projects in Ghana, Togo and Ecuador which have been certified and have obtained the Fair for Life label.

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The argan oil of Morocco

The TDC supports the Tighanimine women’s cooperative which has produced fair trade argan oil in South Morocco since 2010. There is huge demand for this oil, not only as a miraculous ingredient for cosmetics, but also as a flavour for cooking. The TDC sent a reporter to Morocco to take a look behind the scenes of the production process and the lives of the workers, all of which are Berber women.

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Towards sustainable palm oil?

Over the last few decades, palm oil has steadily been on the rise and worldwide it has become the most important vegetable oil. NGOS and environmental activists are very worried. For many years tropical forests have been destroyed at an alarming rate to make room for oil palm plantations. Can this orange gold be sustainably cultivated?

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IDEP, a vegetable oil producer in Burundi and Uganda

Denise Nzeyimana and Adélard Nkeshimana run IDEP, a company producing sunflower oil in Burundi. Since 2017, the company has received coaching from the Trade Development Centre. A look back at an entrepreneurial experience and the impressive progress the company has made.

Read more »

Tighanimine: Argan oil from Morocco

Tighanimine is a women’s cooperative in southern Morocco that produces fair argan oil. This oil is a coveted ingredient in cosmetics and in the kitchen. Argan oil is pressed from the nuts of the argan tree which acts as a buffer against the advancing desertification in the region.

Read more »

Fair palm oil exists

While the palm oil industry is still investigating how to stop the destruction of human and environmental resources in South East Asia, fair alternatives already exist, such as palm oil projects in Ghana, Togo and Ecuador which have been certified and have obtained the Fair for Life label.

Read more »

The argan oil of Morocco

The TDC supports the Tighanimine women’s cooperative which has produced fair trade argan oil in South Morocco since 2010. There is huge demand for this oil, not only as a miraculous ingredient for cosmetics, but also as a flavour for cooking. The TDC sent a reporter to Morocco to take a look behind the scenes of the production process and the lives of the workers, all of which are Berber women.

Read more »

Towards sustainable palm oil?

Over the last few decades, palm oil has steadily been on the rise and worldwide it has become the most important vegetable oil. NGOS and environmental activists are very worried. For many years tropical forests have been destroyed at an alarming rate to make room for oil palm plantations. Can this orange gold be sustainably cultivated?

Read more »

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