MSMEs

September 02, 2020 - Violeta Gonzalez, Toyin Abiodun

Cooperatives help cross border traders stay in business during COVID-19

Originally published by THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION NEWS on 18 August 2020

August 18, 2020 -

Launching a small business, leveraging trade fairs

Biruktawit Begashaw started her own export company, Qine Trading, five years ago in Addis Ababa. Her business got a boost after attending Gulfood in Dubai, sponsored through Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Enhanced Integrated Framework.

May 14, 2020 -

Small business owner in Ethiopia sees a future in ag products

Tewodros Yilma of Alpha Trading in Ethiopia discusses his business processing and exporting agricultural products, the role of trade fairs and his plans for the future.

May 14, 2020 - Deanna Ramsay

For this Ethiopian exporter, the future is in food

Finding new buyers and tapping new markets, harnessing agriculture’s potential

April 20, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Young designer shaking up Gambia’s fashion industry

Taking traditional African prints and making them modern, a female entrepreneur is aiming to go global – armed with the right business tools

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 29, 2019 -

Talking trade, and making 'Made in Vanuatu'

See how Vanuatu is recovering from the effects of Cyclone Pam, and how one handicrafts seller is striving for "Vanuatu made" to become the norm.

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 19, 2019 -

What do small businesses in Uganda need to succeed?

In Masaka District in Uganda, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Robert Mutungi discusses what small businesses in his district need to succeed, and what trade means in his agriculture-focused area of the country.

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 29, 2019 -

What challenges lay ahead for a small business owner in Uganda?

Noah's Ark owner Samuel Musoke discusses his small business and what he needs to succeed from Masaka District in Uganda.

March 11, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

New project aims at increased exports for Lao PDR’s businesses

LUANG PRABANG – 11 MARCH 2019 – Lao PDR’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have officially launched a new effort to increase the country’s exports and support investments in business development.

December 13, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Speaking from the heart: Empowering women to share business ideas

EIF has been working with hundreds of entrepreneurs for the past few years, to help them build and implement strategies for brand promotion, participate in regional and international trade fairs, improve in processing capabilities and value addition as well as provide support to cooperatives

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 26, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

In Zambia, enhancing women’s economic horizons

Launch of country’s SheTrades initiative to focus on agriculture and textile industries

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 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 24, 2018 -

Entrepreneurs in action in Comoros

The ylang-ylang, vanilla and cloves that grow in Comoros are being used to spur economic growth, with young entrepreneurs leading the way

July 13, 2018 -

Talking trade strategies for small businesses, women, and youth

This session gathered ministers from LDCs and global leaders to discuss implementation of trade strategies and national-level plans in light of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

March 08, 2018 -

Taking female-led businesses from local to global

International Women's Day discussion highlights the need for entrepreneurship and markets, and what comes next The flashing images show women from across the world at work – in fields and offices, on boats and streets, at home and abroad.

January 23, 2018 - ITC News

Comorian vanilla and clove exporters secure financing with ITC help

Project strengthens value chains of vanilla, clove and ylang ylang in the Union of the Comoros Originally posted at ITC News