Trade

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

Why leverage South-South Cooperation to support women entrepreneurs: how does SITA’s strengthening of women-led businesses contribute to Sustainable Development?

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.
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.