We believe that fair and sustainable trade are a way to decrease poverty. Giving smallholders in the Global South and North the opportunity to develop in a sustainable way.
What we do
Strengthening micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and producer organisations active in fair trade and sustainable trade by offering them tools for economic development. That is why we developed a unique, participatory and tailor-made coaching programme.
Making people aware of fair trade and sustainable trade by organising campaigns aimed at consumers, economic actors and the Belgian government. The best-known campaign is the Belgian Fair Trade Week, which takes place at the beginning of October each year.
Spread and exchange information
We monitor the evolution and impact of fair and sustainable trade through surveys, articles, interviews, conferences and market studies… Informing consumers, authorities and producers about new evolutions and trends.
Enabel promotes sustainable trade and offers coaching opportunities via the Trade for Development Centre.Visit the website
News & Events
31 January 2023
Ruminant livestock in Mali: Nana Sangaré Dembélé’s story
To alleviate more and more frequent crop failures, Mali and its partner countries have looked for techniques that can be adopted by agro-pastoralists. Fattening is one of the techniques favoured by the interested parties. Nana shares how she is using this technique and how it offers her a more stable income.
31 January 2023
Domestic biogas, a sustainable energy solution tested in Niger
In Niger, more than 90% of households use wood as fuel for cooking. To help preserve the environment, Enabel is experimenting with the production of domestic biogas with 10 agropastoralist households in the villages of Nawdéo and Rounto Tanda in the Dosso region. Read the story.
24 January 2023
Result of the Strategic Evaluation TVET & Employment
The results of the Strategic Evaluation in the field of TVET & Employment were presented on Wednesday 21 December to an attentive audience of Enabel colleagues and our external networks (SES, DGD, APEFE, via Don Bosco, Educaidbe, ETM, AUF, E-duForm, …). Recommendations on the effectiveness, relevance, sustainability, equality (gender, inclusion), digitalisation and quality of our monitoring systems were presented and widely discussed.
24 January 2023
#ClimatEducaid22 conference – Recommendations
On 20 and 21 October 2022, Educaid.be organised a hybrid conference on education and climate change. We could count on the support of the Belgian government, VVOB – education for development, APEFE, Enabel, UNICEF Belgium and IFEF (Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la Formation)/OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) as an external partner.
23 January 2023
Enabel promotes women entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East
At the initiative of Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities, Enabel has launched the Awa Prize. With this award, Belgium aims to reward promising initiatives by women entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East and promote women’s leadership.
17 January 2023
Benin: women growing pineapples improve their business skills and household incomes
In Benin, we support a women’s empowerment initiative for women entrepreneurs active in the pineapple value chain, to help them overcome the difficulties surrounding their business and take it to the next level.