Meetings in Bosnia and Herzegovina to support Foreign Trade Chamber

2019-12-05T13:42:54+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 will [...]

Building our expertise for coffee and cocoa sectors

2019-11-27T16:04:56+00:00November 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

We shared earlier this year that CBI chose ProFound to conduct their new market intellingence on coffee and cocoa sectors. An essential part of our coffee and cocoa market intelligence work for CBI is to gather first-hand information through company visits and events. Visiting companies in Switzerland Lisanne Groothuis and associate consultant Gustavo Ferro went to Switzerland in November to visit companies active in coffee and cocoa sectors. Our consultants spoke with representatives of Pronatec, a sustainable sourcing company specialized in cocoa and other ingredients. They also met with micro-roaster Röstlabor, one of the pioneers in offering high-quality Robustas [...]

Training FTC in Bosnia in Market Analysis

2019-06-05T07:36:46+00:00June 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has various promising products to offer to the global market? The Foreign Trade Chamber (FTC) in BiH is making sure that people around the world are aware of the opportunities that BiH has to offer. Such as its range of essential oils. ProFound, through the trade promotion programme of our partner SIPPO, supports FTC to improve services to their members. Delivery of Market Intelligence will be a new service to help FTC's members find the best match between market needs and their products. Specifically, we're supporting FTC to analyse the US market [...]

ProFound wins World Bank tender: Developing Economic Clusters in Eastern Indonesia

2019-04-16T12:04:08+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

ProFound won a World Bank tender, together with our Indonesian partners Setara Foundation and several experts from the Gadjah Mada University. In the coming six months, we will develop strategies for innovative clusters of economic activity with key Eastern Indonesian agricultural products. This is one of our activities in Market Analysis (see our Solutions page for more information). “Together with our partners, we have unique expertise in adding value to agricultural production and identifying Indonesian potential products for export markets, as well as in SME development. Our recommended strategies will bear relevance for both the national and international context.” – [...]

Adding value to rice products in Pakistan and Cambodia

2019-04-16T11:49:29+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Pakistan and Cambodia are among the largest rice producers in the world. They are already some of the biggest suppliers to Europe with brown and milled rice. However, their industries for value added rice products lag behind global competitors. On behalf of CBI, ProFound and ingredient expert Freek Jan Koekoek are working on a feasibility study to find out how to change this situation and find opportunities to develop the rice industries in Pakistan and Cambodia. Global competitors India and Thailand are both much better than Pakistan and Cambodia at adding value to rice products. India and Thailand produce more competitive rice varieties, and also [...]

Now online: European market opportunities for tea, coffee, cocoa, spices and herbs

2017-05-31T11:49:09+00:00March 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Are you looking for opportunities on the European market for tea, coffee, cocoa, spices and herbs? Our work for CBI in these sectors can now be downloaded from the CBI website. Here, you can find information on market trends, requirements and competitive sources. The analyses also identify opportunities in specific countries, such as Italy and Germany, and for specific products, such as specialty tea and coffee, vanilla, pepper and cloves. Looking for opportunities for other natural ingredients? On the CBI website, you can also download our analyses for: Honey and Sweeteners, Natural Food Additives, Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics, Natural Ingredients for [...]

Dissemination seminar in Tunisia: Olive Oil and the German market

2016-11-01T16:28:02+00:00May 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Commissioned by the GIZ project Initiative pour la Promotion des Filières Agricoles (IPFA) in Tunisia, Gustavo Ferro landed in Tunis for the Olive Oil Day. He disseminated the main results  of a tailored study on the German market for olive oil and composed the panel of experts. The study was completed in 2015, in collaboration with CBI, IPD and Klaus Duerbeck Consulting. It is available online on the CBI website. The Olive Oil Day (25 May) was attended by more than 45 participants, mainly composed of olive oil companies. Gustavo Ferro and other sector experts, importers and institution representatives engaged in a discussion on the opportunities and [...]