ProFound will bring 8 Ethiopian honey processors to Biofach 2015! Their participation is a reward for their outstanding progress through our Market Access Facilitation programme. This programme is one of the major components of ASPIRE, a honey sector development programme of ProFound and its partners SNV, Enclude and the Ethiopian Apiculture Board.
During two years of intensive cooperation between ASPIRE partners and honey processors, ProFound audited these processors, educated them about European honey markets and prepared them for market entry. The processors developed marketing strategies and improved their capacities accordingly.
At Biofach, 3 processors will be given a chance to study the European market further before effective entry. During a matchmaking tour, ProFound will show them the competition, explain about the presentation at trade fairs and introduce them to several buyers.
The other 5 processors will exhibit on ProFound’s Ethiopia pavillion. They are ready to supply honey to the European market. They source from thousands of beekeepers across different regions of Ethiopia who earn increasingly higher incomes from their honey.
Interested to learn more? ProFound looks forward to introducing you to these Ethiopian exporters!