Internship Communications & B2B Marketing

We are looking for an intern Communications & B2B Marketing, interested in international trade, development and sustainability. Who we are “Local income generation and sustainable sourcing by linking natural ingredients producers to the market” ProFound is a consultancy. From its beginnings as a pioneer in natural ingredients trade promotion in 1990, ProFound has grown into a team of experts in developing sustainable value chains for natural ingredients for food, cosmetics and health. ProFound assists entrepreneurs in emerging markets in the natural ingredients sector. We help to capture economic opportunities from production to market entry. We aim for local development [Read more]

Linking Ethiopian Gums and Resins to international markets

  For the last ten months, ProFound’s experts together with a local Ethiopian team have been working on establishing sustainable Gums and Resins supply chains in Ethiopia and linking them to international markets. As the project is coming to an end we want to share with you some of our main achievements and learnings. Strengthening Drought Resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lowlands of Ethiopia (SDR-ASAL) Ethiopia's rural areas face enormous environmental and socio-economic challenges that put the livelihoods of small farmers and pastoralists at risk (Humboldt Universität Zu Berlin, 2017). These environmental pressures have become evident through the [Read more]

Are you ready to export to international markets? – Export Readiness Assessment

So, you have decided to start exporting to international markets. But, are you ready for this challenge? Assessing whether your business is ready to export is a complex process and should be supported by an export marketing expert. As a first step, however, you can do a simple self-assessment to determine if your business is heading in the right direction to be ready to export. In this article, we introduce you to the main components of ProFound’s Export Readiness Self-Assessment and we guide you on how to conduct a self-assessment on your own. You can also watch our 20-minute [Read more]

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]

Boosting sustainable and equitable trade of Jatamansi

  Sustainable and equitable trade of Jatamansi For the last three years, ProFound´s consultant Jolanda van Hal worked together with our partners TRAFFIC International and ANSAB on the project “Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable trade of Jatamansi from Nepal”. This project, funded by the Darwin Initiative through the UK Government, just came to an end. Time to reflect on it and share its main achievements. About Jatamansi 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 [Read more]

Linking Sri Lankan agricultural exporters to international markets

  Linking Sri Lankan agricultural exporters to international markets Between November 2020 and March 2021, ProFound senior advisors Bert-Jan Ottens and Kasper Kerver worked on a project with the "GLX Garage", a business development programme for SMEs exploring international markets in the sectors of food, agriculture, travel, design, and energy sectors. The main role of Bert-Jan and Kasper was to support the Sri Lankan agricultural exporters with the development of their export strategy and linking them to international markets. The GLX Garage The GLX Garage supports and creates avenues for sustainable companies with a strong interest and need [Read more]

Flour producers at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021

  Flour producers at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021 This year, ProFound will be presenting two flour producers at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021. Read the article below to know more about Fluta Non from São Tomé and Príncipe and Green Acres from Ghana. Fluta Non About Fluta Non Fluta Non is a social enterprise committed to the enhancement of agroforestry in São Tomé and Príncipe by supporting the production and processing of the products into dehydrated flours. Fluta Non “Our fruit” (in Forro, local language), processes many products into flour, including banana (4 varieties), bread fruit, jackfruit, [Read more]

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Black and White Pepper at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021

  Black and White Pepper at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021 This year, ProFound will be presenting Black and White Pepper at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021. Read the article below to know more about CEPIBA and their pepper from São Tomé and Príncipe. CEPIBA Pepper has been cultivated in São Tomé and Príncipe for a long time. The islands have an agroecological setting that has always favored the cultivation of pepper and vanilla. As agriculture was dominated by cocoa and coffee, pepper was not promoted until recently. It is now grown in small plots as a cash [Read more]

Meet Baobab Products Mozambique at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021

  Meet Baobab Products Mozambique at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021 This year, ProFound will be presenting Baobab Products Mozambique at the Organic Africa Pavilion 20211. Read the article below to know more about the company and their baobab fruit powder. Baobab Products Mozambique (BPM) About Baobab Products Mozambique (BPM) Baobab Products Mozambique was set up by Eco-MICAIA Ltd, a social enterprise working to create market opportunities for smallholders and primary producers.  BPM was established in 2015 to provide women baobab collectors with a better, fairer market for their fruit. In the last five years, BPM has grown to [Read more]

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Sesame seeds at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021

  Sesame seeds at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021 This year, the Organic Africa Pavilion at BioFach eSpecial will be presenting Elpis Distribution International and their sesame seeds. Read the article below to know more about these sesame seeds at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021. Elpis Distribution International About Elpis Distribution International Elpis Distribution International is a Burkina Faso company specialised in the country's traditional and processed products. It works with several women associations both in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. The vision of the company is to contribute to the development of the country by offering healthy products, with [Read more]

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