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Story: BioTrade development in Southeast Asia

BIOTRADE DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Severe biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia We believe BioTrade development is key in Southeast Asia. Loss of biodiversity is a worldwide threat. However, in Southeast Asia deforestation rates are critically endangering the region’s biodiversity. This region houses six of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. Biodiversity is vital to the livelihoods of communities. The sustainable use of biodiversity resources is important for both long-term economic development and the future of our planet. Biodiverse ecosystems also provide water and soil retention and pollination. Developing biodiversity-related opportunities is core to ProFound’s activities ProFound specialises in [Read more]

2020-07-23T10:39:30+00:00October 4th, 2017|

Promising Natural Ingredients in Regional BioTrade Programme Southeast Asia

ProFound and longstanding partner Klaus Dürbeck Consulting have joined forces with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in a SECO-funded Regional BioTrade Programme in Southeast Asia, which started in September 2016. In the first stage of this Programme, we are identifying promising natural ingredients from Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar, by assessing their export potential. Teams in the respective countries are interviewing local companies and stakeholders to provide input from the field. In October 2016, ProFound’s BioTrade expert Bert-Jan Ottens and associate consultant Nuning Barwa travelled to Hanoi to train and prepare these local teams for their fieldwork.   ProFound calculated the Export Potential Index of BioTrade products [Read more]

2019-04-12T14:51:05+00:00December 6th, 2016|

ProFound joins Helvetas in regional BioTrade in Southeast Asia

ProFound has joined forces with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and our partner Klaus Dürbeck Consulting for a Regional Biotrade Programme in Southeast Asia, specifically in Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar. This four-year programme is funded by SECO, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. The programme aims to create biodiversity-related economic opportunities in Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar, by creating business models for sustainably sourced, traceable and value-added natural ingredients. Such ethical Biotrade business models will aim to create functional economic relations between local communities, processing & exporting SMEs, and international buyers. The Biotrade business models will comply with national and international [Read more]

2017-02-08T16:18:50+00:00August 19th, 2016|

BioTrade Asia Pavilion

BioTrade Asia Pavilion BioTrade Asia Pavilion at BioFach - The meeting place for BioTrade and Organic Asian exporters with BioFach visitors The BioTrade Asia Pavilion at BioFach is a recent initiative from ProFound. Loss of biodiversity is a worldwide threat. However, in Southeast Asia deforestation rates are critically endangering the region’s biodiversity. This region houses six of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots.  Biodiversity is vital to the livelihoods of communities. The sustainable use of biodiversity resources is important for both long-term economic development and the future of our planet. Biodiverse ecosystems also provide water and soil retention and [Read more]

2021-03-10T19:41:46+00:00March 10th, 2021|

BioTrade Asia Pavilion at BioFach eSpecial 2021

  BioTrade Asia Digital Pavilion at BioFach eSpecial 2021 The countdown for the BioTrade Asia Digital Pavilion has officially started! BioTrade Asia Digital Pavilion at BioFach eSpecial 2021Countdown We are happy to share that the countdown to ProFounds BioTrade Asia Pavilion at BioFach eSpecial 2021 officially started! This year, Europe's largest organic fair will be held digitally and we will join with two digital pavilions: the BioTrade Asia Pavilion and the Organic Africa Pavilion. Read this article to learn what the new BioTrade Asia Pavilion is all about, who the co-exhbitors of the Pavilion are and what you can [Read more]

2021-02-11T11:26:30+00:00January 20th, 2021|

Building capacities of business support organisations in Southeast Asia

Last year, in our work for the Regional BioTrade programme from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation we focused on building capacities of business support organisations in Southeast Asia. Our consultant Jolanda van Hal travelled to Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam in October and December last year. She worked with these business support organisations to develop their market access service portfolio. They have strong ambitions and ProFound is helping them to reach those. Myanmar Tea Association's ambitions: Take the example of the buisness support organisation such as the Myanmar Tea Association. Their aim is to put Myanmar on the map as a quality [Read more]

2020-01-17T12:58:50+00:00January 16th, 2020|

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