Biofach 2020 – Organic Africa Pavilion

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

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]

Essential oils, medicinal plants & herbal teas: meet the entrepreneurs of the Organic Africa Pavilion 2020

2020-06-26T10:28:29+00:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Come to smell and experience the rich biodiversity of the African continent at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2020 (BioFach*, Hall 3A - 320 & 322). Our exhibitors offer many types of products ranging from botanical raw materials and extracts to essential oils and teas. Essential oils and botanicals at the Organic Africa Pavilion provide opportunities to respond to consumer needs for natural cosmetics and foods and beverages with a powerful story on their origin. Essential oils at the pavilion: The essential oils at the pavilion give a unique fragrance to many perfumes, soaps, creams and other cosmetics. To name [Read more]

Spices & other food ingredients: meet the entrepreneurs on the Organic Africa Pavilion 2020

2020-06-26T10:25:09+00:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Come taste the rich biodiversity of the African continent at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2020 (BioFach*, Hall 3A - 320 & 322). The pavilion will host exhibitors with a wide variety of ingredients such as; Gum Acacia (Instant Powder and 100% spray), Honey, Bourbon Vanilla pods, Vanilla for industrial use, cocoa beans, cassava and chia seeds. Some of the products at the pavilion: Vanilla is one of the most popular spices in the world and an important ingredient in many products. The exotic Comoros Islands east of Africa have traditionally been an important source of high-quality vanilla to satisfy [Read more]

Fruits and vegetables: meet the suppliers of the Organic Africa Pavilion 2020

2020-06-26T10:29:10+00:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

They come in all shapes and colours, as fresh, dried or juiced! The Organic Africa Pavilion (BioFach*, Hall 3A - 320 & 322) will host exhibitors with a variety of premium exotic fruits, juices and veggies from sustainable and socially inclusive companies. Pay us a visit to find an assortment of dried pineapple and mango, pineapple juice, beans, avocado and chillies. Different companies joining the pavilion this year aim to develop inclusive and sustainable trade for the fruit & vegetable sector. COLEACP (active in ACP countries and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa), OM4D (active in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo and [Read more]

Organic Africa Pavilion 2020 – vegetable oils and beeswax : meet the companies

2020-06-26T10:29:55+00:00January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The Organic Africa Pavilion 2020 (BioFach*, Hall 3A - 320 & 322) will host many exhibitors specialised in different types of vegetable oils, as well as one exporter of beeswax. These African exhibitors worked hard to set up sustainable and certified supply chains in order to create high quality products. Discover more about their products below! Vegetable oils at the Organic Africa Pavilion: The vegetable oils at the pavilion are extracted from various types of fruits, seeds, grains, and nuts. Here is a sneak peak of the different types of vegetable oils you will encounter if you drop by [Read more]

Meetings in Bosnia and Herzegovina to support Foreign Trade Chamber

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

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]

Biofach 2019 – Organic Africa Pavilion breaks records again

2020-03-04T10:31:03+00:00February 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From 13-16 February, the 22 exhibitors at our largest Organic Africa Pavilion yet met with almost 1,100 business leads. The pavilion included exhibitors from Madagascar, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique. Both Botswana and the Comoros made their debut at BioFach.  "The added value is huge. It's helping us as a platform to showcase our products to this incredible market, where people are coming from all around the world." - Serge Rajaobelina, Sahanala, exhibitor from Madagascar  The companies displayed natural ingredients for food, cosmetics and health including baobab, honey, fresh papaya, African vegetable oils, spices, medicinal plants, [Read more]

Organic Africa Pavilion doubles in size: 24 exhibitors at stands 4-359 and 4-571

2020-03-04T11:40:44+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Back to popular demand, our Organic Africa Pavilion 2019 at the BioFach trade fair is bigger than ever. On two Organic Africa Pavilions which total nearly 180m2, we will host 24 exhibitors from 10 countries. The steep increase in market access needs from African suppliers shows the continent's readiness for export.  From 13 - 16 February 2019,  these exhibitors will be ready to meet potential business partners. You can find them at stands 4-359 and 4-571. Stand 4-359 Companies from Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa and the Comoros, offering various herbs & spices, citrus peels, cocoa beans, fresh papaya, tiger [Read more]

South East Asian producers getting ready for BioTrade exports

2019-02-07T14:16:57+00:00December 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ProFound experts Robbie Hogervorst and Aafke van Sprundel conducted a series of market entry strategy trainings in Kuala Lumpur, Yangon and Mandalay for the Helvetas Regional BioTrade Project South East Asia. More than 20 Vietnamese, Lao and Myanmar companies were trained and supported to develop their first market entry strategy. A second objective was to build capacities of business associations to start developing market entry services to their members.    During the workshop, the participants were guided to define how they wanted to position themselves on the market. Do they want to be a high end, a sustainable, ethical, unique [Read more]

Closing the financial gap through matchmaking at BioFach

2019-04-12T14:31:56+00:00March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Alterfin, Triodos and Rabo Rural Fund from Rabobank joined the financial matchmaking sessions that ProFound organises annually at BioFach. In total we made 13 matches for 9 exhibitors of our Organic Africa Pavilion.  With this service, we help to ensure that exhibitors gain access to financial solutions from social lenders and micro-financing organisations.  “The preparation of the matchmaking by ProFound was highly appreciated. We met interested and well-matched producers that we would hope to mature into opportunities for the future. The facilitation provided us with a great opportunity to meet with multiple companies that we otherwise may not have met. The meetings [Read more]