Ethiopia

September 9, 2016

Companies learn about the art of standing out in Ethiopia and Rwanda

By Irene Ebrahimi Darsinouei It is difficult to stand out in today’s hypercompetitive marketplace. In the words of Mr. Wondayen Zerihon, of the Ethiopian spices company […]
August 12, 2016

Reviving East Africa’s handloom industry: Weaving the warp and woof

By Devika Jyothi East Africa has the potential to emerge as a major global destination for handloom and hand-woven textiles and apparels as well as other […]
August 5, 2016

Reaching the Wilting Point

By Irene Ebrahimi Darsinouei Ginger bacterial wilt disease has been discussed at length in previous blog posts. To recap: it is a disease that has infected […]
July 22, 2016

Weaving Livelihoods: Assessing East Africa’s Handloom Potential

By Devika Jyothi ‘We have the finest cotton, and yet we have no access to the market,’ said a woman weaver in Uganda. ‘We wait for […]