Collecting data to better understand the market

The main concern that arose from the evaluation of the first TDC marketing coaching series in 2014, was the high number of inadequate or incomplete application forms. These weakest organisations were not selected although they were most in need. TDC therefore decided to add a preliminary step to its marketing support: a 'data capturing' training.

TDC launches a call for applications in the cocoa sector in Ghana

TDC lauches a new call for proposals for financial support in the cocoa sector in Ghana. Deadline of submission July 10th, 2016.

Call for Proposals Financial support for organizations involved in fair and/or sustainable Precious Metals sector

TDC launches a new call for applications for financial support for organisations involved in fair and/or sustainable Precious Metals sector. Deadline for submission of the applications is July 10th, 2016.

These companies chose fair trade!

TDC published a new series of 10 interviews with Belgian companies that offer fair trade products. Discover how several supermarket chains associate – for certain products – profit and fair trade.

Congolese coffee cooperatives assist victims of sexual violence

TDC in collaboration with two coffee cooperatives, a local NGO and BTC supported victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo. A trusted local player, the coffee cooperatives were able to restore the dignity of the victims and enable their economic and social reintegration.

The TDC supports Peruvian physalis producers

Probably you have noticed them on supermarket shelves: boxes of bright orange berries crowned by papery sepals. Where do they come from and what is the story behind these ‘lanterns’? The TDC supports a project that helps the Peruvian physalis farmers of San Pablo to get a larger share of the sustainable commodity chain.

Documentary fair trade coffee from Kivu

The Trade for Development Centre commissioned a documentary about fair trade coffee from Kivu for TV5Monde. The documentary is now available, with English subtitles. A camera crew visited three coffee organisations in Kivu: RAEK, Sopacdi and COOPAC. It shows how fair trade coffee can positively impact the living conditions of the local population, even when the circumstances are tough.