How the Trade for Development Centre and businesses operating in Belgium converge

The annual Fair Trade Week may be the most widely known initiative of the Trade for Development Centre (TDC) yet its field of action is primarily the South.
In recent years, many fair and sustainable trade cooperatives and small businesses from partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation received support of the Trade for Development Centre. Either in the form of financial support or via coaching in marketing or finance and business management, or a combination of the two.

The goal is always the same, i.e. improve the market opportunities for small producers. Some of these cooperatives have developed business relations with businesses operating in Belgium.
An overview of these projects takes us to Burundi, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Peru, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.