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M4P Programme Summary - ComMark Trust, 2009

    ComMark Trust was established in 2003 as a £10 million regional development initiative working in the South Africa Customs Union region. The initiative is managed by ECIAfrica, a South African economic development consultancy. ComMark Trust aims to reduce poverty through improving the legal, regulatory, policy, institutional and business service frameworks that underpin high-growth commodity sectors. The trust concentrates on three core sectors: textiles and apparel, tourism and agribusiness.

    ComMark has achieved particular success in the garment industry in Lesotho, working with government, industry associations and labour to take advantage of the opportunities provided under the African Growth and Opportunities Act, and in brokering a key agreement on HIV and Aids programmes for workers and their dependants in the industry. It has also had some success in facilitating access to markets for wool farmers and in the red meat sector.

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