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.
Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre (TDC) wants to strengthen advocacy for sustainable, inclusive production and consumption that respects decent work in various African countries. This is why it plans to support the organisation national ethical, sustainable, fair trade or organic farming days or weeks.
April 27th, Yeyasso, Fairtrade Belgium, Galler Chocolaterie and Enabel’s TDC organised a webinar on the living income gap in the cocoa sector. Measuring this gap between the real household incomes of producers and what is considered a decent income is really important. It can also be a tool to better define policies to support producers, by cooperatives of other stakeholders.
Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre coaches producer cooperatives and Business support organisations (BSO’s) in business management, finance and marketing. The TDC has also started to support cooperatives in calculating the living income gap in producers’ households.
The Trade for Development Centre (TDC) wants to increase its impact. That’s why it’s not limiting itself to directly supporting cooperatives in the South. The TDC also assists ‘business support organisations’, which in turn support other organisations locally. We zoom in on this lesser-known, but no less effective form of support.