agricultural value chains

September 24, 2020 - Marlynne Hopper

Future-proofing safe trade now urgent for developing countries

COVID-19 is highlighting the interconnectedness of agri-food trade; and work needs to be done to mobilise action to build safe food systems

August 18, 2020 - Deanna Ramsay

Focusing on export development, Ethiopia’s small businesses seeing success

For a new business owner, one international trade fair got things rolling

August 05, 2020 - Brendan Vickers, Salamat Ali, Collin Zhuawu

Looking at LDCs, food and COVID-19

Food products comprise around 17% of LDC merchandise imports – more than double the world average of 8%.

July 16, 2020 - Sophia Gnych

COVID-19 and the seed sector: How countries are navigating challenges

OECD’s Seed Schemes are working to protect food systems globally, with important benefits for least developed countries

June 25, 2020 - Global Shea Alliance

Seeing the silver lining in shea - Kora’s story

Shea is critical to the income of rural communities, and a new effort across four shea-producing countries in West Africa is looking to boost those incomes

June 16, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

David Laborde: How to help LDCs stay food secure through COVID-19

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRPRI) Senior Research Fellow discusses the challenges and opportunities for food security in least developed countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

June 15, 2020 - Violeta Gonzalez, Houria Djoudi

Protecting trees, empowering women, ensuring incomes – suggestions for a just shea story

How to ensure the women who collect shea benefit from being part of the global marketplace

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

February 13, 2020 - Mischa Tripoli

A window of opportunity for Africa: Agricultural innovation, integration and entrepreneurial ecosystems

Agriculture 4.0, fuelled by innovation and technology, is driving more productive, efficient and sustainable food systems.

December 17, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

David Laborde: Addressing the nexus of food security, trade tensions and developing economies, where are we now?

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Senior Research Fellow discusses agriculture-based economies and how the current US-China trade situation is affecting the world’s poor

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 23, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Isatou Touray: On getting good data, shaping gender-responsive policies and unleashing women in business

On the sidelines of the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019, The Gambia’s Vice President discusses the potential of women in trade

August 19, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

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

Government plus grassroots combo laying foundations for MSME success

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

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

August 29, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Comoros in bloom

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