December 21, 2021

Investigating the potential of Castor Oil for boosting East Africa’s agricultural sector: SITA presents a fresh feasibility study

Given all the potential of Castor in contributing to East Africa's sustainable economic growth, SITA presents this feasibility study, which maps out how castor farming and processing enterprises could be set up in East Africa.
December 9, 2021

Maximizing the pre-tanning quality of hides and skins: SITA produces a manual

All leather-producing countries face different challenges regarding the quality of raw material in the leather value chain. One factor they all have in common is that hides and skins are a by-product of the food industry, and livestock is reared to produce the best meat and/or milk yield, not the best leather. That said, East African tanneries can derive optimal economic value from proper management of hides and skins. SITA has produced a manual, tailored to the East African context, to guide tanneries on how to maximize the pre-tanning quality of hides and skins.
November 29, 2021

Integrating East Africa’s trade platforms: SITA produces a manual

Agro commodity trading in East Africa is associated with risks due to inefficiency. In the last decade, most countries established national commodity exchanges. To promote efficient trading of regional commodities going forward, the East African national commodities exchanges can be harmonized. How? Read SITA's manual.
November 24, 2021

SITA publishes a technical report on strategies to improve the germplasm status of oilseeds in East Africa

Oilseed crops play a crucial role in human diet and industrial application. With evolving food habits, the demand for edible oils is increasing every year. This […]