The market potential of Cameroon´s Penja Pepper Project update: Exporting Penja pepper from Cameroon to the United Kingdom and other European countries We recently completed our study on the market potential of Cameroon´s Penja pepper. In this blog, we share some insights from this study and highlight the main opportunities and challenges of the market. This study was assigned by the United Kingdom Trade Partnership Programme (UKTP) of the International Trade Centre (ITC). The main objective was to analyse the current and potential European and UK market for Penja Pepper. Beyond the study, we also focused on providing practical [Read more]
The project “Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal” was just launched in Kathmandu, Nepal. This project address the sustainability and legality of international trade of the medicinal plant Nardostachys grandiflora (Jatamansi). ProFound consultant Jolanda van Hal attended the launch: Great to see the strong support in Nepal from private sector companies and governmental organisations such as the Department of Plant and Resources and Ministry of Forests and Environment. This bodes well for our aim to develop equitable and sustainable Jatamansi trade from Nepal. At the launch, Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, [Read more]
At ProFound, we highly value direct contact with buyers. We use our extensive and international network of buyers and other industry experts to always know what’s going on in the market. ProFound consultant Sharifa Zaidi visited two spices and herbs companies, VNK Herbs and Euroma, to discuss the latest market developments. She will use these insights in the Spices and Herbs market analysis for CBI – Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries. See our Market Analysis solution for more information. Both VNK Herbs and Euroma confirmed our findings that sustainability is a key topic in the spices [Read more]
Because we value sustainability, we offset the carbon emissions of our transport activities every year. We offset our emissions of 2015 by purchasing credits from a cook stove project in Ghana. This project supports the local production of energy-efficient cook stoves and distributes them to low-income households. The new stoves use less charcoal and wood, cook faster, lower carbon emissions and will result in healthier living conditions for the local population.