Agriculture

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 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

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 22, 2020 - Kai Hughes

Technology critical to unlocking the agricultural potential of cotton

Information access via tech could increase yields and incomes for cotton farmers in Africa

March 16, 2020 - Georgios Mermigkas, Ishrat Gadhok

Achieving SDG 2: Policy options and their trade-offs

SDG 2 commits governments to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, with five specific targets setting the level and ambition of this goal.

February 25, 2020 - Deliby Chimbalu

Malawi rice co-op taking their packaging to the next level

To get international buyers, Malawi businesses tackling marketing and certifications

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

December 12, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Is African agriculture waking up?

New report delves into the trade data on agriculture on the continent, finding positive trends, points of concern and suggestions for the future

September 30, 2019 - Fabrizio Meliado, Parkhi Vats, Kris Terauds, Matthias Knappe

Unlocking the hidden value of cotton by-products in African least developed countries

Investment mobilization and technology transfers could increase incomes, and enable value addition

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 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.

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 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.

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

January 28, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Aligning agriculture and trade

In countries where farming sustains families and economies, sustainable trade in agricultural products means everything

October 15, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Christina Chatima: On using trade as an engine for growth

Increasing agricultural proceeds, processing and marketing are critical in Malawi’s development plans

September 17, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Minding the gaps between field and marketplace

Strategic alliances and alignments are key to making trade in agriculture work, for all

September 12, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Exploring the agriculture and trade nexus in Africa

A multimedia collection from the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

September 12, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Agriculture & Trade Magazine

In some of the most impoverished countries in the world, agriculture is the backbone of the economy

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 26, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Malawi reaping what it's sowing

Targeting soy and groundnuts for export, the country and its farmers are seeing rewards

August 24, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Clement Kumbemba: On obtaining markets for Malawi’s harvests

The country is striving to enhance agro-processing, secure new markets and increase exports

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

Comoros making scents

Three tiny, volcanic Indian Ocean islands are producing 60% of the world's supply of ylang-ylang

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

August 09, 2018 -

Trading for Malawi's farmers, and the future

Malawi's farmers have been cultivating new crops with the National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi, supported by the Government of Malawi and EIF

August 09, 2018 -

Gambia getting more from cashews

The Gambia has been working across its supply chain to enhance trade in the country

August 08, 2018 -

#trade4dev and EIF

EIF is the only multilateral partnership working to support trade for development in the world's poorest countries. Check out how we are doing this, on the ground, with our partners, together with governments, always for development, always for the Least Developed Countries.

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 23, 2018 -

Strengthening inclusive agribusiness for export growth

Inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains can provide one of the highest returns on investment in terms of growth, poverty reduction, pro-poor employment, and women's economic empowerment in LDCs.

June 11, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Cashing in on cashews in The Gambia

A journey from farmers’ fields to export markets

May 22, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay, Natasha Sweeney

Betty Chinyamunyamu: Finding potential in Malawi’s farmers – and forging new markets

In a country with a majority of the population cultivating small plots of land, empowering smallholder farmers is the key to economic success

May 14, 2018 - Elena Immambocus

Driving safe trade solutions worldwide

A new book on sanitary and phytosanitary gaps from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) highlights ways to support farmers, processors, traders and governments in developing countries to access global markets

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 14, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Lesotho opens horticultural market centre to boost business for farmers

(MASERU/GENEVA) March 9, 2018 – The Kingdom of Lesotho is continuing to invest in agro-processing for its farmers: A brand new horticultural market centre will allow them to better preserve their fruits and vegetables and receive prompt payments for their products.

March 09, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

New market creating fresh connections in Lesotho

Just-launched facility offers state-of-the-art services, and promises to boost business

February 18, 2018 -

Samoa's coconuts go global

“Coconuts are both culturally and economically important to Samoans,” says Alberta Vitale, Associate Director of Samoa’s Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI).

February 13, 2018 -

Righting a raw deal for Burkina Faso’s cashew processors

Burkina Faso’s cashew industry is in the midst of a drastic makeover.

February 13, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic

Righting a raw deal for Burkina Faso’s cashew processors

Burkina Faso's cashew sector has been re-made, as a matter of national priority.

January 24, 2018 - UNCTAD

Benin cassava flour makers seek Geographical Indication

Two dozen Beninese women making a unique type of garri flour sign up to a new code of practice to better market their product and boost incomes

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

December 08, 2017 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Cambodia's white gold

Driving through Cambodia’s country-side, one can’t help but notice the endless rice paddies that appear to extend in every direction. This should come as no surprise given that, for millennia, rice has been a central part of the country’s diet, and its most important crop. One that to this day occupies up to three quarters of the country’s cultivated land.

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 17, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade, building sustainable livelihoods, fostering greater competition and managing water conservation

Chandra and her 25 colleagues from her women's association take a break from the day's farming business to hold a meeting on their ginger business prospects and the stiff market competition they face with India's value-added ginger.