Ethiopia

A broad product range, sold directly and without intermediary

Africa has developed into an up-and-coming market for various product groups. Second only to Kenia, Ethiopia is the most important exporting country of cut flowers – tendency growing. Only a fraction of the roses sold in Germany are directly sourced from the countries of origin; most of them are still routed via the Netherlands. 

The broad range of fresh fruit and vegetables also makes the country extremely interesting for importers. In cooperation with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), the IPD provides producers about the steps required for the GLOBAL G.A.P. certification. The IPD matches Ethiopian suppliers with German importers so they can sell to the European market without intermediaries. The German importers, too, profit from this kind of direct trade: They can reduce their procurement costs and gain direct access to special varieties and good quality produce.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ETHIOPIA:

  • Cut flowers, e.g. different varieties of cut roses, 
  • Fruit and vegetables, e.g. strawberries, beans, fresh herbs, grapes and snow peas. 
  • Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics e.g. coffee, honey (both conventional and organically grown), essential oils and extracts, fatty oils, pulses (mainly kidney and pinto beans), raw sugar, herbs and spices.

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BULLETIN BOARD "ETHIOPIA"

Events

Trade fair in Essen // 24. – 27.01.2017
 
Trade fair in Essen // 24. – 27.01.2017

IPM 2018

IPD supports Ethiopian cut flower sector

Africa has developed into an up-and-coming market for various product groups. Second only to Kenia, Ethiopia is the most important exporting country of cut flowers – tendency growing.

At IPM Essen - the world's leading trade fair for horticulture - the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) will present the cut flower sector of Ethiopia and will establish contacts to Ethiopian companies.
In cooperation with the German Flower, Wholesale and Import Trade Association (BGI), IPD organises this trade fair appearance and facilitates EHPEA direct contact to European importers.

For more information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.ipm-essen.de

Trade fair in Berlin // 08. – 10.02.2017
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 08. – 10.02.2017

Fruit Logistica 2018

Selected exporters of exotic fruit and vegetabels from our partner countries

The IPD will be on the Fruit Logistica 2018 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - to present carefully selected exporters to the European market.

The participation of the Ethiopian exporters is promising who will present their premium product assortment. Moreover, the IPD will accompany carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Colombia and Tunisia.

Detailed information about the exporters and their product range will be available soon right here. For further information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017
 
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017

Biofach 2018

Import Promotion Desk presents organic products from partner countries

The demand for organic produce is on the rise in Germany and Europe. At the same time, there is a great deal of untapped potential in developing and emerging nations.

The IPD brings carefully selected producers from Egypt, Indonesia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia to the BIOFACH 2018 − the world's leading trade fair for organic food.
The companies offer a wide range of products, such as walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, prickley pear kernel oil from Tunisia, coconut sugar from Indonesia, essential oils, herbs and tea from Nepal or powder of Peruvian superfoods such as quinoa, chia and maca.
In cooperation with the “Swiss Import Promotion Programme” (SIPPO) the IPD also introduces innovative companies from South Africa and Serbia to the European market.
All exporters are equipped with the required certificates and are familiar with the demands of European trade sector. The IPD arranges contacts to the reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.

Further information of the companies and their products will be available in January.

For any question beforehand please contact:

Tabea Mack (Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgyztan, Tunisia)

www.biofach.de

News

 
Bonn // 16.02.2016

Fruit Logistica: Intensified cooperation with Egypt

Bonn, February 16, 2016 – The Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion service provider in Germany, is expanding its cooperation with Egypt. To that purpose representatives of the IPD and the Egyptian Agricultural Export Council (AEC) signed a memorandum of understanding at the Fruit Logistica trade fair where Egypt participated as a partner country. Until 2018, the IPD will help Egyptian producers become ready for export. „With this agreement we want to promote sustainable and structured import from Egypt and strengthen the local private sector. Because successful import promotion benefits both importers and exporters“, says Dr. Julia Hoffmann , head of the IPD.

At the Fruit Logistica the IPD showcased two exhibitors from Egypt. One of them, the Egyptian Grower’s Organization (EGO), took part in the trade fair for the first time. An association of five agricultural businesses which farm in the country’s different climate zones, the EGO is able to offer single-source products such as fresh mangoes, pomegranates and grapes over an extended period of time. At the Fruit Logistica the group conducted several positive business talks including one that promises a business deal for mangoes.

First-ever Ethiopian country booth

The IPD also presented the world’s first Ethiopian country booth at a trade fair for fruit and vegetables. German companies were especially interested in the beans, chilies, strawberries, grapes and snow peas offered by the four Ethiopian exporters. Initial successful business talks were conducted by the Meki-Batu Union, the largest association of cooperatives in Ethiopia, which participated in the trade fair following an invitation by the IPD. The IPD exhibitor portfolio at the Fruit Logistica was complemented by Tunisia and Colombia.

 
Bonn/Cologne // 12.09.2017

Anuga 2017: Fresh impulses from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk brings a broad range of specialities to Anuga

Bonn, 12.09.2017 – At Anuga, the world’s largest food industry exhibition, to be held in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be attending with 18 producers from 7 countries. Exporters from Ethiopia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Columbia, Indonesia and Peru will be supported by the IPD in presenting their products at the exhibition. The companies offer high quality natural ingredients from their regions.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Ethiopian Union of Cooperatives - ready for export to Europe

The Union of Cooperatives Meki Batu from Ethiopia is to exhibit for the first time at Berlin’s “Fruit Logistica”
in February 2017. For two years, the Import Promotion Desk has been working intensely with the union – which
comprises over 8,000 Ethiopian farmers – to prepare them for the exhibition debut. For Meki Batu Union, participating in the exhibition is a decisive step in their strategic plan to enter the German and European markets and establish long-term trade relations.

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