The UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative promotes sustainable BioTrade in support of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity through a unique portfolio of regional and country programmes. Since 2003, the Initiative’s BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP) enhances sustainable bio-resources management, product development, value adding processing and marketing together with partners in various countries such as Uganda, Vietnam, Peru and Colombia.
ProFound has been involved with the Initiative since its launch, with the development of tools and systems, design and implementation of country programmes and research activities. Most recently, ProFound conducted a BioTrade Assessment and Strategy in Northern Uganda and ProFound remains in regular strategic dialogue with the Initiative. In the coming years, ProFound and the BioTrade Initiative will be joining forces in the Regional Biotrade Project (RBTP) South East Asia together with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.
“ProFound has been a key partner for the development of the Initiative – both in terms of developing strategies and tools for effective programmes, as well in implementing activities within these programmes.”
- Lorena Jaramillo (Programme Manager UNCTAD BioTrade Programme)