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Quality Champions going strong in the EAC

Under MARKUP, the International TradeCentre (ITC) has trained over 90 Quality Champions (QC) in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania since 2019. The training has increased the pool of professional quality experts committed to training and coaching SMEs to address quality related challenges, and has...

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Export Guides for SMEs in the EAC Region

Are you an export-ready company looking for information on export procedures in the EAC region?EAC MARKUP, through the International Trade Centre, has produced Export Procedures Guides on coffee and avocados for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania,  to help small and medium enterpries better...

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MARKUP Celebrating International Coffee Day 2021

MARKUP celebrated this year's International Coffee Day at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Moshi (Tanzania), the coffee-growing centre of the region. Here, EAC MARKUP participated in the Kahawa Festival. This event was an opportunity for coffee lovers to come together in celebrating coffee and recognise...

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Coffee Story: Kenyan Coffee Brewed in Europe

A meeting at coffee cupping turns into an export deal A good way to start 2021 Gloria Gummerus is radiant as she recounts the latest business deal of Sakami Coffee. She co-owns this company, situated on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Western Kenya, with her husband Jarmo. 2021 kicked off with great...

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Making coffee allies in Uganda

When Massa Charles Frank decided to change career, he transformed a community of women farmers Born in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda, Massa Charles Frank grew up surrounded by lush green coffee slopes. Although he had been a respected teacher and a successful IT entrepreneur, he realised that...

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MARKUP Spearheads Research on Aflatoxin Contamination

The mention of aflatoxin contamination often brings in mind maize, especially because it is this grain that is associated with food security, and therefore, receives a lot of attention. However, aflatoxin affects other value chains as well, resulting to health risks among consumers, business loss...

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Coffee SMEs in Tanzania on the Road to Certification

Obtaining certifications that are internationally recognized is key for increasing export value. International Trade Centre has developed an Internal Management System (IMS) model that draws on the requirements across different voluntary standards – a one size model that helps SME’s that , intend...

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Launch of the Tanzania Spices Label

Tanzanian Spices Secure their Spot in the World Spice Market On 9 July 2021, the Tanzania Spices Label will be officially inaugurated in conjunction with the Saba Saba International Trade Fair. The launch will be hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade together with Tanzania Trade Development...

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Celebrating Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises in the EAC

On June 27 every year, the world celebrates Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of small and medium-sized businesses for economic development worldwide. It is a celebration of the huge contribution smaller companies make to the...

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