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2 ethical organic buyers, 8 suppliers, 3 countries; Buying mission shows Biotrade potential in South East Asia

ProFound senior consultant Robbie Hogervorst joined the Helvetas buyer mission to South East Asia to identify business opportunities and look at actions needed to make business happen. Traditional Medicinals met with companies from Vietnam, Laos, whereas Organic Herb Trading Company visited all three countries, including Myanmar. The main focus of the mission was indigenous spices and [...]

October 23rd, 2018|

Re-enforcing Jatamansi trade in Nepal

The project “Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal” was just launched in Kathmandu, Nepal. This project address the sustainability and legality of international trade of the medicinal plant Nardostachys grandiflora (Jatamansi). ProFound consultant Jolanda van Hal attended the launch: Great to see the strong support in Nepal from private [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Paving Colombia’s way to the international cocoa market

ProFound’s senior consultant Gustavo Ferro spent the last few weeks in Colombia, where he has worked in different activities of Swisscontact’s Colombia + Competitiva (C+C) programme. Gustavo is part of Swisscontact’s Swiss Expert Network (SEN), and has been advising on C+C’s specialty cocoa projects. The specialty cocoa sector in Colombia [...]

September 19th, 2018|