Geta - Wooden clogs made of local trees by traditional craftsmanship in Hita city

Hita-Geta”, traditional Japanese wooden clogs, have been produced for 200 years in Hita city, Oita prefecture, Japan,. Hita city is located in the upper Chikugo river and surrounded by mountains. There are a lot of high-quality Japanese cedar trees due to a huge difference of heat and cold,

Tsukemono - Famous Japanese pickles

Every continent and culture has their own style of pickle. In the United States and Canada there is the classic dill; in Germany there is sauerkraut; in nearby Korea there is kimchi. And while all of these examples in a way represent the culinary culture of those who eat them, it is much harder 

A booming organic sector

The 2018 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2016) published by FiBL and IFOAM shows that the positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand for organic products is increasing, more farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic

Challenges of handicraft sector in Kenya

Kenya being the East Africa gateway and business hub, handicraft production is a major form of employment and constitutes a significant part of the national export economy. It has been suggested that there is an increasing number of small businesses turning to handicraft production and that this trend is unlikely to change significantly in the future