March 7, 2018

SITA furthers investment attraction efforts in the East African leather sector

By Devika Jyothi The Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) project registered its first investment deal in the leather sector in November 2017.  The […]
February 26, 2018

East African spices on show at International Spices Conference

By Devika Jyothi The fast-changing global business environment, and the need to collaborate and manage transformation in the spices sector was the core agenda for the […]
February 20, 2018

East African leather bags buyers at Indian International Leather Fair

By Devika Jyothi Trade fairs are one of the most effective tools to foster business linkages, offering significant opportunities for face-to-face interactions and relationship-building.  Supporting Indian […]
February 13, 2018

East African artisans add colour to international trade

By Candice Ungerer Tapping into the rising global demand for sustainable, eco-friendly products gives East African artisans a distinct advantage in international trade. East African artisans […]
February 2, 2018

New technology, better farming leads to tastier turmeric in Tepi, Ethiopia

By Candice Ungerer Knowing how to increase produce quality can improve the value of and international demand for a product, affecting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. […]
January 29, 2018

Indian leather manufacturers assess investment opportunities in East Africa 

By Devika Jyothi Leather is a key sector for Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA). The project has a strong focus on investment promotion […]
January 21, 2018

Designing a fashion business

By Candice Ungerer A lot of people have a passion for fashion. But turning passion into a sustainable business can be a difficult process. The creative […]
January 11, 2018

Seeing is believing: Indian spices companies keen to invest in Rwanda after exposure visits

By Devika Jyothi SITA, Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa, is forging ahead with its mission to strengthen the spices sector in East Africa through […]
December 6, 2017

‘Partners in Development’: ITC-SITA chairs session on Agriculture & Food Processing at CII-EXIM Bank Regional Conclave

By Devika Jyothi Addressing the challenges in agriculture and agri-business development, setting up projects to promote entrepreneurship and achieving sustainable food and nutrition security – these […]
November 27, 2017

‘Partners in Development’:  ITC-SITA supports CII-EXIM Regional Conclave on India and East Africa

By Devika Jyothi The India-East Africa economic partnership has emerged to become multi-faceted in recent years, extending beyond trade and investment to knowledge sharing, technology transfers […]
November 16, 2017

Unleashing East African talent in IT through SITA’s Indo-Africa Internship Programme

By Vincent Eggs SITA is implementing a pilot initiative which allows East African students to gain skills, knowledge and practical experience within the Indian ICT industry. […]
November 6, 2017

SITA at African Sourcing Fashion Week 2017: Indian textile associations gauge investment opportunities in Ethiopia

By Devika Jyothi Enabling select Indian cotton textile stakeholders to gain a first-hand understanding of the African textile and apparel sector, and in particular the investment […]
October 27, 2017

#SheGoesDigital  – with success!

By Carolin Averbeck Can fostering social media and digital marketing skills development improve international trade? In May this year, more than 40 young Kenyan women successfully […]
October 24, 2017

SITA brings best practices in turmeric post-harvest handling to rural Ethiopia

By Aman Goel SITA’s efforts in supporting Ethiopian farmers revitalize turmeric production in the country are beginning to bear fruit. Ethiopia is expecting to produce over […]
October 6, 2017

Ugandan women cotton producers skilled for value addition

By Ben Naturinda Talking to women cotton farmers in Uganda about producing cotton products beyond lint draws excitement. The majority of them do not really know […]
September 29, 2017

Training in global leather standards moves the East African leather sector closer to international markets

By Devika Jyothi Leather and leather products are among the most widely traded commodities, with an estimated global trade value of nearly US$100 billion per year. Since the […]
September 22, 2017

ITC at AGRF 2017 – strengthens partnership with AGRA and highlights trade and investment opportunities in pulses and oilseeds

By Devika Jyothi Expanding its remit to support African smallholder farmers and agribusinesses improve their productivity and incomes, the International Trade Centre (ITC) signed a Memorandum […]
September 8, 2017

Increasing competitiveness in the pulses value chain through enhanced service provision

By Juma Bruno Ngomuo, SITA National Coordinator, United Republic of Tanzania Linking agricultural producers, especially smallholder farmers to reliable buyers and new markets requires a well-coordinated […]
August 25, 2017

Ethiopia – the land of opportunity for global textile investors

By Devika Jyothi Ethiopia – widely considered the birthplace of humankind – is today gaining international attention as an emerging investment destination for the cotton, textile and apparel […]
August 21, 2017

SITA to promote partnerships between India and East Africa in healthcare and higher education

By Devika Jyothi With the fast growing demand for accessible and quality healthcare as well as higher education in East Africa, Healthcare and Higher Education have […]