Six key factors in formalizing artisanal and small-scale miningEnvironment
Working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)—informal mining activities carried out using minimal technology or machinery—provides livelihoods for millions of people
Changes needed to Tanzania’s business environment, study saysTrade Policy
A new study for Tanzania — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — highlights opportunities for developing and improving trade opportunities for Tanzanian businesses and investors.
Small country, big future: A Trade Policy Review of The Gambia, at-a-glanceAid for Trade
The WTO's Trade Policy Review of The Gambia, taking place within the first year of the new administration, was an opportune time to reflect on the state of the economy and deliberate on the type of policies and actions that could help the country better participate in global trade
Righting a raw deal for Burkina Faso’s cashew processorsAgriculture
Burkina Faso's cashew sector has been re-made, as a matter of national priority.
Benin cassava flour makers seek Geographical IndicationAgriculture
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
Comorian vanilla and clove exporters secure financing with ITC helpAgriculture
Project strengthens value chains of vanilla, clove and ylang ylang in the Union of the Comoros Originally posted at ITC News
Coordinating on trade in VanuatuAid for Trade
On 29 May 2012 Willie Luen was preparing to emcee one of the most important meetings of his life. He remembers that the room — a hotel conference room in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu — was so packed with people that the windows were starting to fog up.
Samoa takes important steps to becoming ecommerce readyEcommerce
The Pacific Island nation of Samoa has made considerable progress in recent years in getting businesses and consumers online but still faces challenges before being fully ready to benefit from e-commerce, an UNCTAD and EIF assessment of the country says.
Cambodia: Trade and promoting equal gender opportunities and empowering women and girlsWomen and Trade
Rin keeps the spinning loom going at a steady pace, expertly adjusting the thread, her blue and gold patterned skirt gathered under her stool, and looks around contentedly. There are the mulberry plots and cocoons in storage. It looks different from when her grandparents started.