Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.

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.

Articles (en)

Call for Proposals Grants – business support organisations 

The TDC aims to promote sustainable production and responsible consumption. It accomplishes this by strengthening production and consumption chains so that they become more sustainable (diversified, climate-smart), more inclusive and more respectful of human rights. 

Through this Call for Proposals, the TDC aims to support Business Support Organisations (BSOs) so that the MSMEs they support have access to quality support services in terms of sustainability and respect for human rights. 

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Fair and sustainable trade

Job alert: TDC is hiring 3 coaches

Enabel’s Trade for Development Centre is committed to making production and consumption chains more sustainable and respectful of human rights. It does this through supporting African cooperatives, producer organizations and business support agencies. Therefore, the TDC is looking for 3 new coaches. Interested? Read the job descriptions and apply before March 7th!

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Articles (en)

For ethical clothing

For many years now, there has been a great deal of information about the negative impact of our consumption patterns on human rights and the

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Articles (en)

Sopacdi faces more challenges than ever before

In June 2022, the TDC team met Joachim Munganga, President of Sopacdi (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Développement Intégral), a cooperative of coffee growers in South Kivu. He had just returned from the World of Coffee event organised in Milan by the Specialty Coffee Association. Sopacdi won third place in the competition organised by the SPP label, whose aim is to promote quality coffees from small producers.

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