Country Updates

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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Laboratories in Burundi Equipped to Support Agricultural Exports

In January and February 2021, International Trade Centre (ITC) through MARKUP organised a series of training workshops on the ISO 17025 for a team of technicians of laboratories, quality managers and laboratory managers from key institutions such as Bureau Burundais de Normalisation et de contrôle...

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EU Market Requirements and Opportunities for Tanzanian Exporters

The International Trade Centre organised a four-day webinar series that addressed the requirements, opportunities and sustainability trends for SMEs to access the European market. The webinar series was organised for Tanzanian SMEs active in the avocado, coffee, spices and tea sectors from 8th – 11th...

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Novel Training for Avocado Exporters in Rwanda

In consultation with the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), International Trade Centre identified avocado as a key horticultural product bearing the potential to generate more revenue for the country and for a considerable number of smallholder farmers.  Currently, Rwandan...

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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