August 19, 2016

Rwanda looks to spice up international menus with premium red chillies

By Devika Jyothi ‘I am excited with the progress of the chilli nurseries; seedlings are looking very good,’ says Dieudonné Twahirwa, a farmer in Bugesera District, […]
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 […]
May 10, 2016

So, tell me what you want, what you really really want

By Irene Ebrahimi Darsinouei The spices interventions in Ethiopia are gaining ground. After a study tour through India and the start of a ginger pilot project […]