Posts tagged development
Fruitful business opportunities

Two years ago, Traidcraft Exchange started work with low-income Senegalese fruit farmers and collectors to look at how they could organise their businesses, sell their exotic fruits and begin to turn a healthy profit. Alistair Leadbetter visited the project in early 2018, and reflects on the challenges of the project and the steps that need to be taken to link producers with markets.

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At the business end of aid

Is the UK government attempting to redefine aid and the purpose of our development budget? At Traidcraft we see a strong focus on private sector growth as a good thing, but we have three stipulations we would add to this. Firstly, our development money should always be divorced from national self-interest. Secondly, that the goal is to reduce poverty.  And thirdly, that the role of micro, small and medium sized private sector actors is recognised within this.

Priti Patel’s appointment as Secretary of State for International Development w

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