Trade for Development Centre

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: producer support, sharing information and raising awareness.


Here you will find our most recent publications in order of appearance. The last published will be in the front.


Brussels residents and fair trade

Between 30 June and 2 August 2020, Incidence, on behalf of Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre, carried out the 2020 edition of the fair trade barometer, a survey that aims to assess the awareness of fair trade in Belgium and the opinion and behaviour of Belgians in this area.

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Webinar Local Fair Trade initiatives in Europe

The Trade for Development Centre (Enabel) and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, in cooperation with FASS-food project, would like to invite you to our webinar ‘Local Fair Trade initiatives in Europe’ the 27th of May. Check the agenda and register here!

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Articles (en)

France, pioneer of local fair trade in Europe

In France, the development of local fair trade has been the result of both South-North trade initiatives, such as Ethiquable or Alter Eco, and the French small farmers movement. The national law on fair trade provides a framework for the approach, as does the ‘Origine France’ fair trade charter. And no fewer than 8 labels can be used to certify products or services. A brief overview

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Articles (en)

Elecosy: from elephant poo to paper

Making paper from elephant poo? That’s exactly what Elecosy does, a fair trade company founded in 2013 in Kanegem, West Flanders. Co-founder Frank Cockerill talks about his commitment to the environment and rural communities in Sri Lanka and India.

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