ProFound executive director Bert-Jan Ottens and IN2NI colleague Michael Schwegler just returned from a CBI mission in Pakistan, in the context of CBI’s Natural Ingredients programme.

During the mission, Bert-Jan and Michael trained five companies on traceability and sustainability requirements, and the certification thereof. Three companies are prepared for certification in 2017/18, using ProFound’s NI-CheckApp. The companies are getting ready for FairWild and organic certification audits later this year, and aim to present their dual-certified pine nuts at the BioFach trade fair in Germany in February 2018.

At a trade Expo in Gilgit-Baltistan, the team received an award from the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) for our positive contribution and achievements in the Natural Ingredients sector of Gilgit Baltistan.

Do you want to learn more about our work in Pakistan? Check our website or contact Bert-Jan Ottens at