Impact story

December 03, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

For better business, making standard measurements work in Lao PDR

Carefully calibrating its trade support and compliance to international standards, country is targeting more exports

November 18, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic

Women bringing home the goods at international textiles trade fair

Opportunities and challenges abound for Zambia entrepreneurs eyeing new markets

October 14, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Tackling Uganda’s trade potential

From research to action, Uganda focusing on facilitation to spur economy and create jobs

September 25, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Private sector development and international trade in The Gambia

The tiny West African country The Gambia is striving to export its crops globally.

September 16, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay, Michelle Kovacevic

In Nepal, trade in ginger is spicing up lives

Cooperative endeavor to enhance exports yields solid solutions

August 19, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

In Uganda, enterprises bringing sensibility – and scents – to their development

Government plus grassroots combo laying foundations for MSME success

August 05, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic

Nepal sees ginger ‘revival’

Making more and better ginger crops means more income

July 30, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Samuel Musoke: Cultivating one’s business while nurturing others in Uganda

In Masaka, mobilizing and educating the small enterprises that need it most

July 10, 2019 - Deliby Chimbalu

Gaining ground for Malawi’s markets

New buyers means employment opportunities and much much more

June 06, 2019 - Cornelius Gregg, Bolormaa Tumurchudur Klok, Milagros Lazo Castro

In Malawi, bolstering youth and women’s employment through sectoral skills strategies

Skills strategies can provide a bridging mechanism to enable disadvantaged groups such as youth and women to gain from international trade.

May 27, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay, Michelle Kovacevic, Violeta Gonzalez, Abdouramane Diallo

Detoxifying crops in The Gambia, from the ground up

Conquering a nut pollutant means lives and livelihoods saved in the process

April 09, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic

Small market, big ambition

Bhutan’s potato ‘stock market’ goes online

March 29, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay, Michelle Kovacevic, Cécile de Gardelle

Togo seeing soy in its future

Country is diversifying into soy, and farmers are seeing profits

March 04, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic, Violeta Gonzalez

Supporting Least Developed Countries take advantage of ‘the biggest trade reform in a generation’

Facilitating trade across borders means transparency, assistance and knowing what countries need

February 04, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic

Supporting sustained collaboration key to coherent agriculture and trade outcomes in Africa, report says

Implementation is everything in aligning trade and agriculture in LDCs in Africa

November 06, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

In the business of buying and selling across borders, financing for a better future

Funding for traders, for government trade support and for infrastructure means resources at work in critical spaces in Rwanda

November 01, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Crossing borders for better business

In Rwanda, new market centres mean improved trade at the border

October 29, 2018 - Deliby Chimbalu

Homemade chili sauce means business for Malawi entrepreneur

After help finding new markets, one man’s chili sauce empire is taking off

October 10, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Protecting an enigmatic commodity with enormous potential – gum arabic

For an arid swath of Africa, a sap-like substance offers income possibilities for the poorest of the poor, along with environmental benefits

August 31, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Buba Jawneh: Managing a family cashew enterprise, readying for global commerce

In The Gambia, family-owned cashew processors are primed for expansion

August 29, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Comoros in bloom

Island nation focusing on its unique, specialty plant life to kick start economic growth

August 27, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

In Malawi, enriching what happens between farm and table

Malawians are forging new markets for their agricultural exports, within and without Africa

August 18, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Improving agriculture, enriching trade, transforming lives

When agriculture and trade align, change happens for incomes and economies

August 14, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

The Gambia sounding out its agricultural potential

With cashew prices surging and armed with solid trade policy, the country is looking to boost its farmers and processors

August 13, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Ibrahima Sittina Farate: As one woman innovates, a nation’s exports set to bloom

In Comoros, an essential oils doyenne has plans for her country’s unique yields

July 31, 2018 - Hang T.T. Tran, Deanna Ramsay

For wool creatives in Nepal, making all the right connections is key

Flock maintaining, brand strengthening, and market expanding: Nepal's pashmina producers are aiming high

April 11, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Bridging the gap for farmers in Malawi

Additional land to sow, targeted trainings, and market security mean higher incomes for smallholders

March 20, 2018 - Simon Hess, Deanna Ramsay

In Vanuatu, ‘market mamas’ are taking care of business

Women entrepreneurs are helping to restore island nation’s economy after the ravages of Cyclone Pam

January 29, 2018 - Simon Hess, Michelle Kovacevic

From hunting to harvesting: Zambia’s eco-friendly approach to beekeeping

Recognising that traditional honey harvesting damages the forest, Zambia’s rural communities are using modern beekeeping practices that value trees and produce better quality honey. 

January 25, 2018 - Simon Hess, Michelle Kovacevic

Training the next generation of trade negotiators in Zambia

You may not expect a graduate of an arts degree to say that a trade policy course was their favourite subject, but if you ask Zondwayo Duma from Zambia, that’s exactly what he’ll tell you

January 16, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

How Cambodia became ‘famous’ for its trade strategy

The year is 2017 and Cambodia has stepped into a role that has been out of its reach for years — the voice of the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the Word Trade Organization.

November 26, 2017 - Annette Mutaawe Ssemuwemba

Women at the helm of Senegal’s burgeoning mango industry

Aminata Dominique Diouf was seven years old when her father bought a small farm 15 minutes from the Senegal-Gambia border.

November 13, 2013 -

Trading stories

Aid for Trade

Trading Stories, the Book, accompanies the film series to show just how trade is about acting local to go global in eight of the poorest countries worldwide.