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 […]


FAKO est une microentreprise en plein essor créée en 2007 par la jeune entrepreneure Colette Yehouenou, qui lui a donné le nom de Fako (Désaltère-toi !). Dans son garage, ainsi que dans la cour de sa maison et dans un petit atelier, une vingtaine de collaborateurs (saisonniers) transforment manuellement des fruits et des légumes en jus et sauces.   La […]

Easy Afric Designs

Located in Kampala, Easy Afric Designs Ltd. (EAD) was created in 2001 by Sarah Nakisanze, an industrial artist and teacher. With her passion for artistic creation, she sought to build an artisanal network and translate creations into industrials products for all. This led her research on the rejuvenation of the Ugandan barkcloth – a world heritage fabric (UNESCO 2005) – through art and craft productions. Following that research, she […]


Vietnam Ecological Linkage Company Limited (Ecolink Co. Ltd.) has been a pioneer of organic agriculture and fair trade in Vietnam since 2004. With support from its parent company (Hiep Thanh Co. Ltd.) and a partner development organisation (SADAS), Ecolink has developed several organic fair trade products (which have been certified for export to the EU/America), as well as other organic vegetables. Ecolink has reliable partners in the EU for the import of organic fair trade tea and ginger from Vietnam, and a growing […]

Ayni Bolivia

Traditional handicrafts are a source of income in many Latin American countries. Ayni Bolivia is a fair-trade organisation working with 250 families of artisan producers from all over Bolivia, developing their skills and abilities to create high-quality products. Since 2002, Ayni Bolivia of La Paz has specialised in selling traditional clothes and toys that have […]


BioUganda is a social company which guides 200 small, rural contracted farmers. The company holds organic and Fairtrade certificates based on small-holder group certification and an operational internal control system. Its current activities include production, processing and export of organic and fair trade fresh and dried exotic tropical fruits (Cayenne pineapple, hybrid purple passion fruits, bananas, jumbo avocado, dried papaya…).    DIVERSIFICATION & […]


Au Burundi, Denise Nzeyimana et Adélard Nkeshimana dirigent IDEP, une entreprise productrice d’huile de tournesol. Depuis 2017, l’entreprise est coachée par le Trade Development Centre, un programme d’Enabel, l’Agence belge de développement. Retour sur une expérience entrepreneuriale et ses progrès impressionnants. Bienvenue à Bujumbura, capitale économique du Burundi. La ville située au bord du Lac […]


Beschrijving It was thanks to a group of university graduates that Allpa was created in Lima, Peru, in 1932. Allpa is a business enterprise that wanted to help poor native communities to generate a living from their traditional skills. It is important to remember that due to the competition from emerging industrialised countries in Asia, […]

Africa Coffee Academy

Established in 2007 with its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda and its country offices in Kenya and Burundi, Africa Coffee Academy is an independent source of coffee knowledge consultancy, training and direct services. ACA is a private sector-led initiative that aims to provide technical assistance to the coffee value chain to ensure compliance to international market requirements […]

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