Knowledge Exchange

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 […]
November 19, 2021

SITA creates a manual on contract preparation and execution, to support agribusinesses diversifying into exportable crops

There are some East African SMEs that are in a good position to diversify into pulses and oilseeds and explore the global market. However, they face barriers. To help them, SITA has created a manual on contract preparation and execution.
October 2, 2021

Upgrading technology in East Africa’s textile sector is a formula for growth and post-Covid-19 recovery

Technology upgradation is one of the main drivers of productivity in East Africa’s Textile and Apparel (T&A) industries and 84% of textile manufacturers want to upgrade.  Having consulted 112 manufacturing firms, SITA’s ‘Facing the Future’ report identifies this demand for upgradation, and analyses the challenges preventing manufacturers from being able to do so: lack of skills, lack of finance and high power costs.