Meet Myanmar Tea Leaf – Fermented Tea exporter at the BioTrade Asia Pavilion 2022

In this article, we want to introduce you to Myanmar Tea Leaf, Fermented tea leaf  (Lahpet) exporter from Myanmar, who will be co-exhibiting at the BioTrade Asia Pavilion 2022. BioFach will take place in Nuremberg Germany from the 26nd to the 29th of July this year. About Myanmar Tea Leaf Myanmar Tea Leaf is a leading food innovator with a speciality in fermented tea. They also develop partnerships program for farmers groups with non-profit institutions. Myanmar Tea Leaf has more than 36 years of experience in the Myanmar Food Industry. Myanmar Tea Leaf is a family food business [Read more]

2022-07-18T11:12:57+00:00July 12th, 2022|

Workshop with farmers and traders in Myanmar to find alternative cardamom markets

Cardamom producers in Myanmar are facing challenges in accessing markets. Their main market is China, but, in recent years, prices have been dropping significantly. ProFound is supporting these producers and traders to find alternative markets. For that purpose, our consultant Jolanda van Hal travelled to Myanmar to prepare them for participation at international trade fairs. Preparing cardamom traders for trade fair participation Jolanda gave a training to the Multi-Stakeholder Platform created by SNV in the project “Improving the incomes and nutrition outcomes of rural poor in Northern Kayin State”. This training focused on different aspects related to trade fairs [Read more]

2020-03-20T15:26:12+00:00March 20th, 2020|

Biodiversity coffee from Myanmar

In November and December 2019, ProFound experts Geertje Otten and Bert-Jan Ottens travelled to Myanmar for a range of activities. They visited actors in sustainable business development, such as SNV, World Bank, Helvetas, ZOA, Solidaridad, WHH and FCA. In Taungoo, they had an exciting 2-day training with a team of SNV and ZOA. The training was geared to a multi-stakeholder platform of farmers and relevant actors working towards the sustainable and value-added supply of cardamom and curcumin.  Another focus of the trip to Myanmar was a project on biodiversity coffee. Nathalie Manac’h from Nat Coffee and Bert-Jan Otten [Read more]

2020-07-23T07:40:28+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Workshop in Myanmar to develop market access for cardamom and turmeric

A project to fight rural poverty through selected value chains End of November ProFound's team members Bert-Jan and Geertje visited Myanmar to train the Multistakeholder platform (MSP) for cardamom and turmeric. This MSP has been established by SNV under the project “Improving the incomes and nutrition outcomes of rural poor in Northern Kayin State”. That project was implemented by a consortium of CDN-ZOA, World Concern Myanmar, CORDAID and local partners since 2016 in Thandaunggyi township in Kayin State. The project is amongst others helping the rural poor to “step-up”. It aims at improving their position in selected value chains, [Read more]

2020-01-14T08:18:02+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Introducing Myanmar to Europe

Myanmar is an important producer of pulses, beans and oilseeds. It is a market leader for sesame seed and one of the biggest players for (in particular black) mung beans. The country has a strong potential to become a significant source for Dutch and European buyers. Research by ProFound, done for CBI/RVO, shows that Dutch importers are quite interested to start working in Myanmar. However, there are strong concerns in terms of quality, in particular concerning food safety and traceability. Buyers are also concerned about CSR compliance. ProFound’s director Bert-Jan Ottens visited Myanmar in January 2016, to determine key bottlenecks [Read more]

2016-11-01T16:28:03+00:00February 5th, 2016|

BioFach 2022 recap

After participating in digital trade fairs, we were happy to meet again in Nuremberg, Germany, for Biofach 2022. From 25-28 July, ProFound hosted the Organic Africa Pavilion and the BioTrade Asia Pavilion. At these pavilions 14 co-exhibitors met with roughly 700 trade fair visitors. We were happy to have the chance to meet everyone face to face again. As one of our co-exhibitors mentioned, the fair was ‘The perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.’ Another co-exhibitor congratulated us as our pavilions were well-organised [Read more]

2022-09-07T12:07:35+00:00August 18th, 2022|

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