Natural Ingredients mission to Egypt

2014-09-18T15:42:30+00:00September 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The Egyptian natural ingredients sector finds itself at a crossroads. On the one hand, increasing quality requirements in the health and cosmetics sector put pressure on producers to step up; adding value to their products through quality improvement processing, documentation and certification. On the other hand, the weak organisation of the sector and the lack of awareness of value addition opportunities and market trends limits innovation. Ground water and soil contamination with pesticides and plastics adds to their difficulties. Within this context, ProFound natural ingredient consultant Robbie Hogervorst organised and facilitated a mission to Egypt for CBI in close coordination [Read more]

Supporting CBI in Egypt

2016-10-11T12:57:04+00:00December 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

In 2013, ProFound developed a business case for the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) which encompasses three sectors: natural ingredients, crafts and engineering products. This business case will be the basis for CBI’s Export Coaching Programme (ECP) in the next 5 years. In this contex, a first fact-finding and acquisition mission took place in December 2013, where consultant Robbie Hogervorst promoted the programme to local producers and exporters. He also had several meetings with key local counterparts to identify synergies and means of cooperation, as well as to broaden the local support base for the [Read more]

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