OVOP International

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

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, and a forestry industry have been thriving there. In Edo period, Hita city, located in the center of Kyushu island, 

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

Brazilian handicrafts

Brazilian culture has been influenced greatly by the Portuguese, Indians, Africans, Europeans and settlers from the Middle East and Asia. One of their main contributions can be seen in the beautiful and rich arts & craft markets spread throughout the country. Historically, handicrafts have received little recognition as an art form in Brazil.

Oyama Town – The origin of global OVOP

Although initiated formally in the late 70s by Governor Hiramatsu , the idea of the OVOP-type movement was very much deep rooted in at least some parts of the prefecture, well before its formal commencement. After WWII, Japan faced a serious food shortage since large numbers of people, especially the young , began to migrate from rural areas to the big urban centers, thereby creating a 

OTOP Arts and Crafts Festival 2017

One thing that all visitors to Thailand come away impressed by, is the wide variety arts, crafts and food products made locally in all areas of the country. Shopping in Thailand is very popular, especially products, food and art promoted through the One Tambon, One Product (OTOP) scheme that helps local businesses and people to make money by marketing and selling their indigenous products.

Laos approves more than 160 ODOPs

Lao News Agency reported that Laos has so far registered more than 160 one district one products (ODOP) in over 40 villages, 29 districts, and 12 provinces, citing a report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The ministry’s mid-fiscal year report shows that the promotion of market-oriented production is likely to further expand and will lead to further growth of ODOPs in Laos.

OVOP in Kenya

The concept of OVOP was adopted and has been promoted in Kenya since 2006. JICA and JETRO supported by the Embassy of Japan held the “Made in Kenya Fair” which was held in March 2007, to promote the OVOP movement in Kenya. This led to formulation of a concept paper on OVOP followed by a strategic plan, which lay the bases of forming the OVOP National Coordinating Committee through the 

ODOP Laos Fair to generate $36000

The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department anticipates the 1st One District One Product (ODOP) Exhibition will allow ODOP entrepreneurs to promote their products to wider regional and international markets. Over 3 billion kip of products are on display at the exhibition with organisers expecting the event to  generate more than 300 million kip in sales. 

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