Country Updates

Farmers in Mbeya Learn About Rainforest Alliance Standards

Through MARKUP, Solidaridad organised a Rainforest Alliance (RA) workshop in Mbeya in mid-October 2021. The workshop aimed at familiarising participants with new Rainforest Alliance standards requirements.The new requirements arise from the recent merging of the UTZ certification programme and the...

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From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate Bar

From 14-16 October 2021, small cocoa businesses in Uganda attended a training on producing chocolate for export.'I learned the importance of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification for aspects of business; focusing on good quality product and help us comply with export requirements...

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Institutions and Small Businesses Explore New Markets

20 executives from government institutions and SMEs, including the Investment Promotion Agency, OTB, COCOCA, and KALICO, received a certificate after completion of the 4-day training on trade promotion. From 8-11 November, they learned about how SMEs should conduct international prospecting for and...

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Capacity Building for Higher Quality Laboratory Services

Through UNIDO, MARKUP has been training laboratory staff on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This ISO standard specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. It is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities...

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Training Farmers on Group Dynamics and Good Governance

Small-holder farmers form an important part of Kenya’s agriculture sector, but their size and limited influence hampers their access to markets. Working together in groups is an excellent solution in this situation as it enables small farmers to secure and sustain markets, enjoy economies of scales...

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MARKUP Kenya Launches Campaign on Proper Use of Pesticides

Through MARKUP, UNIDO has launched a campaign to create awareness on the proper use of pesticides, targeting farmers and agro dealers in a bid to enhance food safety and market access. The campaign was developed in collaboration with the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) and the Agrochemicals Association...

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Embedding Organic Farming

Organic agriculture aims to produce food while establishing an ecological balance to preserve soil fertility. Organically grown agricultural produce can be sold as much higher prices than traditionally grown food.EU-EAC MARKUP, through Oxfam Rwanda, is supporting horticulture farmers to adopt organic...

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Second Rwanda Online Coffee Auction

After the success of Uganda’s first ever online coffee auction for Arabica coffees in May 2021, ITC through MARKUP continues to support the Coffee Exporters and Processors Association of Rwanda (CEPAR) to set up its own national online coffee auction. The second Sunrise, A Taste of Rwanda by CEPAR,...

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MARKUP Fetes Youthful Photographers

In April this year Markup Kenya launched a Photography Competition to create awareness around MARKUP’s commitment towards supporting smallholder farmers, strengthening regulatory frameworks and creating awareness on food safety issues. The competition was addressing young people in particular, asking...

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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

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