Alt. Trade Network of Nigeria
Alternative Trade Network of Nigeria (ATNN) is a nongovernmental trade and development organization that coordinates a range of fair trade business development services. It provides direct trade and export market access for small–scale producers and artisans throughout Nigeria. ATNN is member–owned. Member artisan groups consist of both traditional and modern craftspeople who are often marginalized either socially, physically or economically. ATNN promotes traditional and creative skills to empower individuals and strengthen community income generation and development. Member artisan groups are at different stages and levels of business development. Through partnerships with Ten Thousand Villages and other fair trade organizations, ATNN has helped many groups succeed. Artisan benefits include training workshops, loans, product development and marketing. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from ATNN since 1997.