Country Updates

EU Ambassador appreciates MARKUP contributions in Tanzania

On 6 October 2020, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Tanzania and the EAC, HE Manfredo Fanti, visited Med Foods Arusha, a Tanzanian enterprise benefiting from the EU-funded MARKUP. International Trade Centre through MARKUP began supporting Med Foods Arusha in 2019 and enabled it to improve the...

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MARKUP-ICU Study Finds Export Opportunities for Rwanda Coffee

MARKUP, through ICU and in partnership with Kahawatu Foundation and Positive Planet International, analysed and addressed key challenges for the Rwandan coffee sector to achieve its full potential. The study observed that for Rwanda to increase its market share, emphasis should...

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Over 400 Entries Received for MARKUP Photography Contest

MARKUP Kenya received an overwhelming 413 entries from a total of 42 photographers after call for entries came to a close on 15th of June 2021. The objective MARKUP Photography Contest is to create awareness around MARKUP’s commitment towards supporting smallholder farmers, strengthening regulatory...

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Improving Avocado Production in Tanzania

With support from EU-EAC MARKUP, more than 100,000 improved avocado seedlings will be produced through a well-established nursery in Igongolo village, Njombe, Tanzania. More than thirty avocado farmers and members from Nguvu Kazi group will benefit from the nursery. In preparation, they received...

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SMEs in Burundi receive moisture meters

Burundi is renowned worldwide for the quality of its coffee. However, at times lack of efficient control practices for humidity levels can lead to surprises for the clients. In fact, moisture and humidity levels pose a serious threat to the final quality of the product. Post-harvest and quality management...

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To Certification and Beyond

MARKUP, through Solidaridad East Africa, conducted a Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) training to 24 government officers and other stakeholders including Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Ministry of Agriculture, Zanzibar Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI), Zanzibar Bureau of Standards...

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Makueni Farmers Eyeing European Markets for their Fresh Produce

Maina Karuiru, the National MARKUP Project Coordinator said that mango farmers in the county will be trained on how to produce quality mangoes for both domestic and international markets. "We are keen to ensure that farmers’ produce is of high quality that is acceptable in the European Union market,”...

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Burundi’s Trade Facilitation Portal

Through MARKUP, ITC and UNCTAD are working with Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR) to set up a national Trade Facilitation Portal (TFP). Following an initial training delivered to the Burundi Trade Portal Team in February 2020, ITC organised a training on advanced content management and administration...

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For more information, please contact us at:

MARKUP Programme Coordination Unit c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
P.O. Box 13854
Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC)
Ngorongoro Wing, 6th Floor
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Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania