ProFound is starting 2018 at full speed. We have been recently selected by CBI to carry out a Value Chain Analysis for its new Export Coaching Programme (ECP) in Central America. This ECP will be implemented in the framework of the European Commission’s Central America Regional Economic Integration policy.

fruits-market-colorsIn the first weeks of next year we will investigate the constraints and opportunities for Central American countries within the following export-potential sectors:

  • Specialty coffee
  • Cocoa and derivatives
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Processed fruit and vegetables
  • Fish and seafood

ProFound will shed special light on Corporate Social Responsibility issues and risks, namely related to responsible value chains, gender and decent work.

This Value Chain Analysis will be carried out in cooperation with the The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and our network of European experts.

Want to share your experiences in Central America? Drop a line to the project leader Gustavo Ferro.