Kasper Kerver highlights moringa opportunities on Zambian TV

Our consultant Kasper Kerver just returned from field research on moringa in Zambia. During his trip he was also interviewed for the national TV network ZNBC. In Kasper's field research, he assessed current capacities and developments on the ground in Zambia. Kasper discussed the opportunities for moringa production with stakeholders in the sector. He visited nurseries, farmers, traders, exporters, the Zambian Development Agency and NGOs with an interest in this sector. I see a big opportunity for Zambia in the global market for organic certified moringa. India, the main supplier of moringa, struggles with the organic certification of moringa.  - Kasper Kerver Watch the video [Read more]

2019-04-16T09:36:02+00:00April 5th, 2018|

The market potential of Cameroon´s Penja pepper

The market potential of Cameroon´s Penja Pepper Project update: Exporting Penja pepper from Cameroon to the United Kingdom and other European countries We recently completed our study on the market potential of Cameroon´s Penja pepper. In this blog, we share some insights from this study and highlight the main opportunities and challenges of the market. This study was assigned by the United Kingdom Trade Partnership Programme (UKTP) of the International Trade Centre (ITC). The main objective was to analyse the current and potential European and UK market for Penja Pepper. Beyond the study, we also focused on providing practical [Read more]

2020-11-03T08:23:41+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

ProFound will link Gums and Resins collectors to markets

ProFound is proud to announce that we recently won the tender for a programme focusing on Gums and Resins, supported by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Ethiopia. The GIZ Programme is called “Strengthening Drought Resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lowlands of Ethiopia (SDR-ASAL)”. Amongst other objectives, the programme aims at building capacities amongst Government institutions and partners in the field of planning and natural resource management and utilization. The Gums and Resins market in Ethiopia Gums and Resins such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Gum Arabic play an important role in the daily life of many Ethiopians. [Read more]

2020-07-29T08:03:21+00:00July 29th, 2020|

ProFound Team

ProFound team The ProFound team consists of experts and advisers in development. We regularly collaborate with freelance consultants and trainees when and where required. Much of the work is done through teamwork, which optimises creative inputs and ensures the continuity of the tasks at hand. Feel free to connect with us! Bert-Jan Ottens is the founder of ProFound – Advisers In Development and Senior Adviser. He is also the founder of Blue Rhino (rural finance) and Green Rhino Kenya (‘Healthy Green Choice’). He has a background in international economic development, and policy and management studies [Read more]

2020-12-18T10:00:03+00:00June 17th, 2020|

Biofach 2020 – Organic Africa Pavilion

During BioFach 2020, the Organic Africa Pavilion hosted 22 companies and organisations representing more than 17 African countries. We are very happy that our exhibitors evaluated two thirds of our their business leads as important. In addition, ProFound has been very busy during the fair, and not only at the Organic Africa Pavilion. “I have been to BioFach before just as a visitor, but I have to say that this is 20 times better because totally unexpected people can find you.”  Hilary Sommerlatte, Arbor Oils of Africa, exhibitor from Kenya / Frankincense oil A lot of interest for African products [Read more]

2020-03-04T16:23:52+00:00February 26th, 2020|

Meetings in Bosnia and Herzegovina to support Foreign Trade Chamber

Supporting the Foreign Trade Chamber to develop market intelligence This week, our senior consultant Kasper Kerver is in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for a meeting organised by the Foreign Trade Chamber (FTC) for the medicinal and aromatic plants sector. This meeting is part of a bigger project in which ProFound is active; training and supporting the Foreign Trade Chamber in BiH to improve its services to its members. During the meeting, FTC presented results of the market research on the essential oils market in the United States that they have worked on since May with ProFound's support. The research [Read more]

2019-12-10T13:19:40+00:00December 5th, 2019|

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