From biofach-logo14-17 February, ProFound will manage the Organic Africa Pavilion at Biofach. We will also support two Pakistani suppliers at the CBI stand, introduce South African and Kosovar companies to interesting partners in Europe and join in the FairWild event on Thursday 15 February.

Going to BioFach? Read on to see where to find us.

Organic Africa Pavilion – stand 4-359

11 suppliers from 5 African countries will exhibit their sweet and spicy products at the Organic Africa Pavilion hosted by ProFound at stand 4-359. Buyers and other visitors are welcome to smell and taste fresh papaya, wild pepper, tiger nuts, cocoa beans, baobab and moringa, vanilla and lychee juice.pf_biofach_2017_159

Our partner Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institute is joining the pavilion with 4 suppliers from Ghana, and our new partner the Netherlands-African Business Council is bringing 5 companies from Madagascar to stand 4-359. You can also find our partner Fairventures at the pavilion. The FairWild Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and will join the Organic Africa Pavilion as well.

Want to set up an appointment with these companies? Contact Jolanda van Hal.

Pakistani suppliers at CBI stand – 4-571

img_6438-vitafoods-saWe will present two companies from Northern Pakistan at the CBI stand this year: Hunza Organics and Organo BotanicaBoth companies are part of the CBI programme in Pakistan, which aims to connect exporters of natural ingredients from Pakistan with European businesses. They are presenting organic wild-collected pine nuts at BioFach. The companies will also present dried fruits, brown cane sugar, liquorice roots and basmati rice.

Hunza Organics is certifying their organic pine nuts with FairWild: the social and ecological standard for wild collection. We are proud that Hunza Organics used our certification tool the NI-CheckApp to make the implementation of sustainable collection standards cheaper and easier. 

Contact Bert-Jan Ottens if you want to learn more or set up an appointment.

FairWild event: ‘Why wild matters: Achieving Development and Sustainability impacts with the FairWild Standard’ – Thursday at 16:00 – Hall München 2, NCC Mitte

ni-checkapp, ProFound, compliance toolThe panel at this event will introduce the FairWild Standard for wild plants as a means to achieve development goals and global commitments on biodiversity conservation, while at the same time contributing to meeting sustainability principles of the private sector. You will get insights from:

  • FairWild Foundation, celebrating its 10th anniversary
  • Pukka Herbs, who is ready to pilot our NI-CheckApp for wild ingredients in India
  • Hunza Organics will share their experience with the NI-CheckApp to apply for both organic and FairWild certification for their wild-collected pine nuts
  • Swiss State Secretariat, sharing why BioTrade is important in their investments

Join the event on Thursday 15-2, from 16:00-18:00 in Hall München 2, NCC Mitte. Or meet up with James Sablerolles at the Organic Africa Pavilion to discuss what the NI-CheckApp can do for your company.

Kosovar companies at stand 4-171

At stand 4-171, we will introduce four Kosovar companies to interesting European companies. The companies produce dried and frozen fruits, mushrooms, and medicinal and aromatic plants.

Contact Gustavo Ferro if you want to learn more or set up an appointment.

Introducing South African companies to the European market

ProFound will introduce 8 South African suppliers to meet interesting partners in Europe. They are offering rooibos, baobab and rosehip oils, medicinal and aromatic plants, essential oils, kale chips and aloe juices.

Send Jolanda van Hal a message if you want to set up an appointment or come by the Organic Africa Pavilion, stand 4-359.