What's trading in French-speaking Africa?

EIF partners working to boost trade

Trade support is going to sectors with promise like tourism, textiles, fisheries and high-value agricultural items.

From Burundi beekeeping moving from a peripheral practice to a profit-making enterprise, to Djibouti eyeing a refreshed, responsible tourism sector, African LDCs and development partners are striving to reduce poverty by supporting small enterprises, farmers, fishermen and exporters, and improving standards and reaching out to new markets.
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Guinea-Bissau's waters

Guinea-Bissau's waters are believed to be one of the wealthiest biodiversity zones in West Africa, but declining fish availability is impacting small scale fishermen especially hard.

Cattle populations

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Access to storage

EIF and the Global Shea Alliance have so far built 13 warehouses to store shea in Togo, with a combined capacity of 1,300 tons. Women can earn 30-50% more as a result of access to storage.

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What's trading in French-speaking Africa?

French-speaking Africa has a lot of potential for trade. Find out what sectors have the most promise.

Shea is trading in French-speaking Africa

The multimillion-dollar shea industry is booming in French-speaking Africa. With the right support, there is a lot of room for the sector to grow and for rural women to benefit.

High-value agriculture is trading in French-speaking Africa

French-speaking Africa is home to high-value agricultural products. EIF is working with producers and processors to make sure they can meet national and global market demands.

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