Country Updates

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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Empowering Journalists on Food Safety Matters

The role of the media in informing, inspiring influencing change, educating and shaping the national and international agenda, can never be ignored. Media practitioners are key in reaching the public with key messages, as well as channelling responses and feedback on topical issues. However, sometime...

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Training Agriculture Extension Officers on Global GAP

Over 60 Agriculture Extension Officers have been trained on Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), thanks to support by the European Union (EU) through MARKUP Kenya. This is the first group of Trainers of Trainees (TOT) who have been taken through the first module. 'Those who will qualify will...

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Burundi Trade Information Portal Launched

The Burundi Revenue Office, together with the International Trade Centre (ITC) launched the Burundi Trade Information Portal on 27 July 2021 in Bujumbura, bringing the number of Trade Portals in the EAC region to five. Lack of access to information on trade formalities and inconsistent regulations...

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Rwandese Smallholder Horticulture Farmers Worst Hit by COVID-19

MARKUP Partner Oxfam Rwanda has conducted a study on the impact of COVID-19 on smallholder horticulture farmers. Farmers in fruits, flowers, and vegetable farming were most hardly hit by the lockdown following the pandemic, as they had nowhere to sell their produce. Their products were mostly sold...

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Launch of the Tanzania Spices Label

The rapidly growing spices industry holds an opportunity for the agricultural sector of Tanzania. With a rising demand for spices in Asia, there is a real prospect for Tanzanian spices exporters to position themselves as leading suppliers of some of the world’s finest spices. By leveraging the high...

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Supporting Avocado Farmers Group to Improve Seedlings Production

MARKUP, through Solidaridad Tanzania, is supporting avocado farmers in the south of Tanzania to get better, more resistant and high-yielding avocado seedlings. In July 2021 the project handed over polythene tubes, fertilizers, shade nets, spades, wheel barrows and chemicals to some groups in Rungwe...

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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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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