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Making trade work for small producers in Southeast Asia’s least developed countries

Making trade work for small producers in Southeast Asia’s least developed countries

EQ Foundation is currently working on Export Capacity Support for Small exporters from Asia-Pacific least developed countries in specialty agro-food value chains. The program is targeted to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in: Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos in the specialty food sector.

Product Development Assistance to Apparel SMEs in Indonesia

Product Development Assistance to Apparel SMEs in Indonesia

Maria Fernanda Guzman, EQ Foundation Executive Director,  travelled to Indonesia to meet with targets SMES in order to identify their product development needs for TPSA  project as lead apparel expert. In general, there is a need for the SMEs to have a better understanding of approaches for aggressive direct marketing to contacts and sales leads.

Training on exporting apparel to Canada in Ukraine

Training on exporting apparel to Canada in Ukraine

In November 2017 a series of sectoral trainings for selected Ukrainian companies, as well as experts from regional chambers of commerce and EBRD business support centers, was held within the framework of the CUTIS U CAN Export support programme in Ukraine. One of the main points of the TFO Canada consultant Rodolfo Moseres, EQ Foundation's President, was "look for your niche on the Canadian market". The volume of the apparel market in Canada is over $31 billion, more than half of which is imports. Benefits for Ukrainian manufacturers are obvious, so it is time to do some homework and go ahead - to Canada!


Total Success of the IV Organic Forum in Colombia!

Total Success of the IV Organic Forum in Colombia!

On 27 and 28 July 2016, at the premises of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota,  the IV NATIONAL AND  INTERNACIONAL FORUM FOR THE ORGANIC SECTOR IN COLOMBIA took place with more than 1,000 producers, farmers, traders, exporters, certifiers, consumers attending. The IV Forum was held with the special collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, on the 27th  the forum began with a tour of the current panorama presented by Fedeorgánicos President Luis A. Betancur Zuluaga the two day even followed with, lectures on new regulations for the sector given by the Ministry of Agriculture and...


La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Artisans trade mission during the Pan Am games in Toronto

The Pan American Games are expected to attract up to 250,000 visitors to Toronto and EQ Foundation is taking advantage of this opportunity to increase the sense of self-empowerment and pride in the symbolic and cultural importance of mochila making, a centuries-old art that is passed down from mother to daughter. In promoting the mochila to other regions of the world, the women’s visibility as important artisans will increase on the world stage. The primary direct beneficiaries of this activity will be at least 200 aboriginal women artisans in La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region who will be...