Thematic Area: Export Competitiveness

Market Linkages Programme – KIVUs Region

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider slidertitle="Market Linkages Programme – KIVUs Region" alias="market-linkages-programme-kivus-region"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Market Linkages Programme – KIVUs Region" project_value="US $ 300,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date)October 2017 - December 2020"]The aim of the project is to reduce the DRC growing trade deficit with its EAC neighbors. To achieve this, TMA is funding an integrated export development programme implemented in Eastern DRC comprising mainly (i) Export Capacity Programme : export audit leading to the development of an export action plan for 20 qualified companies;(ii) Export adviser initiative: 6 month programme of training and hands-on coaching and mentoring in the field of 15 local export advisers; (ii)Market linkages programme: focused market research followed by tailored sales missions for 10-15 companies targeting selected EAC/regional markets. Responsibility Center : 42_DRC Project approval summary: 1. PAR approval date: June 2016 PAR number: DRC CBT PAR 2. PAR approval authority: Board NB/ If the project is above $250,000 a PAR must be submitted for approval[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes" el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42084" image_2="42057"]1. Reduced barriers to trade in selected sub-sectors in Burundi (Fisheries, palm products and fruits) and greater inclusion of women in trade. 2. Improved export capabilities in fisheries, palm and fruits sub-sectors[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content]Key outputs include; Burundi NMC National Coordinator is recruited [/single_project_content][single_project_content]Burundi NMC National Strategy is developed and...

Fresh produce small holders EAGAP certification

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Fresh produce small holders EAGAP certification" implementor="The Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK)" target_group="Farmers" project_value="US$ 697,653" implementation_period="2012 - 2015" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Smallholder farmers in East Africa continue to face huge challenges in complying with market standards, which in turn affects the marketability of their produce. Among these challenges has been the low access to Good Agriculture Practice information, in part as a result of the existing standards being presented in a foreign language (English), thereby locking out a large percentage of the regions small scale farmers. What: This project is therefore aimed at developing a localized version of GlobalGAP (Good Agric. Practices) called East Africa GAP (EAGAP) that is available in Swahili. Developing auditors and trainers on EAGAP and supporting groups of farmers producing fresh produce in each of the East African countries to become certified in EAGAP. Certification will increase the selling price earned by smallholder farmers. How: TMA is providing funding to Fresh produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) to facilitate domestication of good agricultural practices by horticulture farmers in East Africa. This project will be coordinated by FPEAK, but implemented in respective countries through established horticulture associations/organizations. Contact: Simon Konzolo: simon.konzolo@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42358" image_2="42242"]Adoption of market and good agricultural practice standards by the region’s horticultural growers. This will in turn increase East African products competitiveness.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops &...