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 […]
August 11, 2017

Handloom Weavers Agree to Form National Cooperative

By Nzuki Waita, National Coordinator, SITA Kenya The air in the room was thick with growing tension. It took the courage of an experienced handloom weaver […]
August 4, 2017

Ethiopian delegation concludes mission in the textile capital of South India

After a successful launch in New Delhi and an introduction in Ahmedabad, the high level delegation from Ethiopia concluded the investment promotion mission with a visit […]
July 28, 2017

Promoting Ethiopia in the City of Entrepreneurs

By Govind Venuprasad Ahmedabad, city of entrepreneurs, has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second largest producer of cotton […]
July 20, 2017

Empowering African women: Mitreeki East Africa-India Partnership

ITC and the Rwandan Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs are partnering to support women entrepreneurs under the ITC SheTrades initiative in Rwanda. The SheTrades Rwanda […]
July 18, 2017

High level Ethiopian delegation visits India to promote investment in textile and apparel sector

By Devika Jyothi Ethiopia is fast emerging as the sourcing hub for the global textile and garment industry. Major global brands such as PVH, H&M, Raymond, […]
July 14, 2017

Ten Reasons to Invest in East Africa

By Candice Ungerer and Jarmila Sarda Souckova East Africa presents untapped opportunities for investment outside of the traditional mining and resources sectors. According to UNCTAD’s World […]
July 7, 2017

SITA launches mobile apps to address information asymmetry in Indo-Africa trade and investment

By Devika Jyothi Information asymmetry is a major obstacle to international trade and investment in East Africa. While Africa is increasingly emerging as a global destination […]