Trade

Trade in food and agricultural products offers a way for farmers, processors and traders in developing countries to increase their incomes and boost economic development. But despite the potential, they face many…

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Trade

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is a platform where donors and international agencies work with 51 of the world’s poorest countries to promote inclusive development through increased and better trade. Rural…

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Trade

Many countries that have become important suppliers of horticulture produce to the world market – such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru and India – have high rates of poverty and food insecurity within their borders, and…

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Trade

Sustainability standards such as Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance promise to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in developing countries while protecting the environment. Development agencies often promote…

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Hundreds of the world’s largest companies have publicly committed to remove deforestation from their commodity production and supply chains, but until recently, they only disclosed progress on one out of three pledges.…

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The Swiss retailer Coop and its partners support smallholders in India and Thailand in converting their rice-based production systems to sustainable organic farming. Farmers improve and diversify their incomes while…

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Trade

How to create win-win situations when engaging with small-scale farmers? An interview with Anja Wolff from Reismühle Brunnen, an integrated Division of Coop, the second largest retailer in Switzerland.

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Free trade and the European Union’s Economic Partnership Agreements were criticised at the 5th Ecumenical Strategy Congress of the Churches in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The participants addressed the issue…

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An increased demand for processed food based on pulses offers opportunities of employment and entrepreneurship for women and youth, while the demand for pulses and residues as animal feed is also growing due to changing…

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The panellists (left to right): Regina Birner, University of Hohenheim; Thomas Allen, SWAC; Francesco Rampa, ECDPM and Philipp Heinrigs, SWAC.
Trade

One of the priority goals that the African Union had set itself was to eliminate hunger on the continent by 2025. In order to reach this goal, regional trade has to be made more efficient, as a workshop held in…

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