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August 19, 2021 -

Shea is trading in French-speaking Africa

The multimillion-dollar shea industry is booming in French-speaking Africa. With the right support, there is a lot of room for the sector to grow and for rural women to benefit.

August 19, 2021 -

High-value agriculture is trading in French-speaking Africa

French-speaking Africa is home to high-value agricultural products. EIF is working with producers and processors to make sure they can meet national and global market demands.

April 08, 2021 - Deanna Ramsay

In West Africa, can organic shea become a solution?

Getting organic certification for shea can be a journey

January 28, 2021 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar

Helping small businesses build financial resilience

Originally published on World Economic Forum on 19th January 2021 as part of the 

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

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

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)

July 09, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Princess of Burkina Faso Abze Djigma: On the need to support small businesses in LDCs, and good finance

We need to be in the driver's seat of economic growth because it's important for us and for the next generation, and is the right pathway to trade with other countries. It's my duty to start doing some of the homework to facilitate trade

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.