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 sector companies and governmental organisations such as the Department of Plant and Resources and Ministry of Forests and Environment. This bodes well for our aim to develop equitable and sustainable Jatamansi trade from Nepal. At the launch, Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, [Read more]

2021-11-25T07:13:43+00:00October 18th, 2018|

Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal

Together with our partners TRAFFIC International and ANSAB (Asia Network for Sustainable and Bioresources), ProFound has been awarded funding by the Darwin Initiative through the UK Government for the project “Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal”.  Jatamansi (Nardostachys grandiflora) only grows naturally in the Himalayan range, mainly in Nepal, India and China. The root of this plant is used in traditional medicine. Its essential oil is also used in cosmetics and aromatherapy.  Sustainability issues of Jatamansi Habitat loss and overexploitation of Jatamansi is leading to a degradation of the species, which poses future problems for the [Read more]

2021-11-25T07:13:45+00:00July 10th, 2018|

Nepalese and Tunisian essential and vegetable oils big hit at in-cosmetics

At and around in-cosmetics, we’ve supported three companies from Nepal and Tunisia to meet potential buyers. These companies are part of the programmes of the Import Promotion Desk in these countries. They produce a wide range of organic essential and vegetable oils, such as jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and myrtle oil from Tunisia for Bio Orient, and lemongrass oil, palmarosa oil, wintergreen oil and chiuri butter from Nepal for Everest Aroma and Himalayan Biotrade.  At in-cosmetics the companies met both new and existing buyers for their products. Afterwards, we met with three essential and vegetable oil buyers in Germany: [Read more]

2020-03-04T13:31:53+00:00April 26th, 2018|

2021 Sustainable Beauty Trends: Why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever

  We’ve asked our consultants Nicolás Caso and Jolanda van Hal to share the main sustainable beauty trends of 2021 and why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever. In this article, the two consultants share the main 2021 trends, how sustainability certifications are becoming essential to succeed in international markets, and how to meet the growing demands of international buyers. 2021 Sustainable Beauty Trends: Why sustainably sourced natural ingredients for cosmetics are more important than ever 2021 has also been an important year in terms of sustainability in the cosmetic sector. Sustainable sourcing [Read more]

2021-11-25T09:41:13+00:00November 25th, 2021|

AGBA – Asian Green Business Accelerator

    Asian Green Business Accelerator AGBA    Our Mission is: Local income generation by linking Asian sustainable green businesses to international markets The pillars of our work Diversification of production systems Application of Sustainable landscaping  Increase livelihood options Implementation of Market-driven business models Country focus(click on each country to learn more about our experience in these countries) Myanmar Laos Cambodia Vietnam  Nepal Sri Lanka [Read more]

2021-12-06T11:25:45+00:00May 11th, 2021|

Should your company export to the EU? – 6 key opportunities and assumptions to consider

  Exporting to the EU or other international markets can be a great business idea for your company, but this will require an initial investment and a good understanding of why your company should export. Do you know if your company should export to the EU or other international markets? Is it really a good business idea for your products? Watch our 5-minute video and learn about some assumptions and opportunities for companies that want to export to international markets. Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k79dxTnQRQQ   6 key opportunities and assumptions to consider First of all, the decision to [Read more]

2021-05-03T13:56:30+00:00April 29th, 2021|

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