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Uganda: Cocoa Sector Analysis

What comes to mind when you hear ‘cocoa’? Chocolate of course. Cocoa butter, perhaps. Maybe Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, which are among the world’s leading exporters of cocoa beans. Uganda? Not until now.

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Trade Barriers in the Coffee Sector

MARKUP through ITC prepared a Regional Draft Paper on Trade Obstacle in the Coffee Sector. This was followed by a webinar for focal points of EAC Coffee Business Management Organisations (BMOs) on 3rd July 2020 with the objective of exchanging views on the regional advocacy approach. In attendance...

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Speciality Coffee networking

Coffee farmers and exporters in the EAC are making inroads into the high grade, single origin or single estate coffee also known as specialty coffee. Through the International Trade Centre (ITC), MARKUP is working to put EAC specialty coffee on the world map through supporting selected companies to...

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Bringing business back from the brink

Interview with Dr Peter Mathuki, CEA of the East African Business Council It hasn’t been all doom and gloom during the COVID19 pandemic in East Africa. While businesses across the region have certainly been hit hard, there have been lessons learned and the recognition of the importance of regional...

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Solidaridad  - a new Partner of MARKUP

MARKUP’s newest implementing partner is Solidaridad, the international civil society NGO, has begun work on Result 2 in Tanzania, working in the horticulture, tea and coffee sectors. The aim of the intervention is to improve access and compliance with voluntary sustainability standards.  Mary...

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United Fresh LIVE 2020

This year, United Fresh live was an online event, providing the unique opportunity of attendingan international trade fair from the comfort of your living room. The participation of avocado exporters from Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzaniato this online trade fair was organised and coordinated by the...

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EAC Trade Portal and Quality Platform

Are you a small and medium enterprise (SME) from a Partner State of the East African Community (EAC)? Do you have questions about how to export your products to other markets? Do you have doubts about quality standards, regulations and processes to export your products?

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Leveling up trade in East Africa with MARKUP

Better results, reduced losses, improved market linkages and access to finance! From avocados to coffee and spices, watch how smaller firms and public and private institutions in the East African Community (EAC) are benefiting from the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) through an improved business...

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MARKUP Programme Coordination Unit c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC)
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Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania