TDC launches new call for proposals

TDC is launching a new call for proposals for a coaching track in financial and business management, and a coaching track in marketing. Through on-site coaching, TDC aims at reinforcing the capacities of MSME in management and in marketing. The main objective is to increase the turnover as well as the revenues through a sustainable reinforcement of the organisation and a better market access.

New article: bananas from Senegal

Exports of – organic and fair trade – bananas from Senegal to Belgium have been announced a few times already, but considerable obstacles still remain between Tambacounda and the Colruyt stores. Despite the potential of the farmers’ organisations and the commitment of different partners – like TDC - it remains difficult to deliver quality and quantity for a difficult product such as bananas.

How sustainable is today's cocoa?

After the cocoa industry was blamed for the many child labour scandals and because cocoa producers were being paid prices that were far too low, large chocolate companies took initiatives to improve the sustainability. What is the current situation? At the same time some cocoa cooperatives resolutely choose for sustainable or organic production and fair trade with the support of TDC.

Sustainable tourism: tool for development

Do you know about sustainable tourism? It is less known, but booming! The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Trade for Development presents presents 4 community-based tourism projects that it supports. .

Documentary fair trade gold

TDC visited Aurelsa, a Peruvian gold mine. The founders tell us that they started mining in the 1980s without any protection, which was dangerous and very unhealthy. Now, they are mining fair trade gold which makes a huge difference for their entire community. We follow the fair trade gold coming into Europe. Which steps do we need to take to turn the fair trade gold story into a success ?