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.
Women’s empowerment contributes to positive and sustainable social outcomes – and makes economic sense too. Supporting women as entrepreneurs is one of the key pathways to women’s empowerment. There are three main reasons why SITA makes women’s entrepreneurship a priority: To harnesses all the potential of women’s talent for maximum economic growth; to directly empower women entrepreneurs themselves; and to create decent work opportunities for other women.
SITA promotes women’s entrepreneurship through its gender-focussed Mitreeki programme.
The rise of seasoning and spices sector has allowed Indian companies to move up the supply chain. As Indian companies have become agro-processors, there is a rise in demand for unprocessed agricultural inputs.
Meanwhile in Rwanda, agribusinesses can contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) by diversifying into the corresponding horticultural crops.
Edi Muyishime is the proud founder of contemporary fashion brand Muyishime. The Rwandan-born, Nairobi-based designer participated in SITA’s Mitreeki Fashion Incubator Programme 2020-21, alongside 41 other fashionpreneurs.