Fresh fruit and vegetables

Top quality. Defined standards. They stand for enjoyment of fresh fruit and vegetables.

One of the most important European standards for safe, sustainable production and high food safety is the GlobalG.A.P.

Thanks to its extensive sourcing the IPD guarantees that every selected supplier complies with the GlobalG.A.P. standard. We assist promising producers in obtaining corresponding certification, paving their way to the European market for premium quality, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Products grown organically as well as conventionally count as fresh fruit and vegetables for the IPD, specifically:

  • Fresh fruit (fruit from temperate zones): 
    e.g. berries, melons, stone fruits, grapes and citrus fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
    e.g. young vegetables, beans, peas, sugar snap peas, artichokes, ginger, fresh turmeric, fruit vegetables, broccoli and onions
  • Fresh herbs
    e.g. basil, coriander, marjoram, melissa, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, chives and thyme
  • Sub-tropical and tropical fruit (exotic fruit): 
    e.g. pineapples, avocados, bananas, cherimoya, dates, guava, pomegranates, persimmons; prickly pears, coconuts, mangoes, passion fruits, papayas, physalis and dragon fruits.

Your contact person

Linda Mense (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
(Egypt, Ethiopia, Peru, Ukraine)
 

Daniel Oppermann (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
(Colombia, Ecuador)
 

Thomas Derstadt (Bonn)

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Sourcing + Markets
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
(Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana)
Technical Wood (Ecuador, Peru)

BULLETIN BOARD »FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES«

Events

Virtual buying mission to Ukraine // July and August 2020
 
Virtual buying mission to Ukraine // July and August 2020

New offer: Virtual b2b meetings: Fresh fruit & vegetables from Ukraine

Despite Covid-19: We support your sourcing!
Join our virtual buying mission to the Ukraine.
Meet online carefully selected suppliers fo fruit and vegetables.

Unfortunately, our originally planned sourcing trip to the Ukraine cannot take place due to Covid-19. We are now adapting our offer and organizing a virtual b2b meetings with producers from the Ukraine.

From 20 - 23 July 2020 and also from 03 - 07 August 2020 we arrange for you online meetings with carefully selected producers - individually selected according to your requirements.

The Ukraine is among the world’s largest agricultural producers with over 70 percent of its area used for agriculture. 56 percent of the land consists of black-earth soil, the richest and most fertile soil on earth. This nutrient-laden base together with the favourable conditions offer the best conditions for a rich product range. In particular, the Ukraine also provide organically produced goods with high export quality.
Whether blueberries, apples, peaches, watermelons or products such as onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and sweet potatoes – the variety of our exporters is wide and of high quality.

All companies have been visited and carefully evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. We consider criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfilment of international standards and certifications.

Establish contacts with our reliable producers – online, comfortable from your computer and in line with your schedule.

For registration and further information please contact:

Linda Mense

Virtual trade fair // 14.07. - 17.07.2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 14.07. - 17.07.2020

Expo Virtual Alemania Latinoamérica

Establish new contacts - virtually and interactively

The AHK Network Latin America in cooperation with our partner, BGA, the DIHK and the Latin America Association organizes the first virtual cross-industry trade fair between Germany and Latin America.
More than 200 German and Latin American exhibitors present their products and services online. About 100,000 visitors are expected.

The IPD will also be represented with a virtual exhibition stand and will provide information about its services for European importers. In addition, reliable IPD companies from various sectors will present their products. Information will follow shortly.

Use this virtual trade fair to network and exchange information with companies from Latin America and to establish trade relations.

Further information on the trade fair can be found at: https://expoalemania.com

Trade fair in Madrid // 20.10. - 22.10.2020
 
Trade fair in Madrid // 20.10. - 22.10.2020

Fruit Attraction 2020

IPD is planning the presentation of a diverse range of organic products from developing and emerging countries

Under the motto "Where Fresh Produce & Innovation meet" the Fruit Attraction 2020 - the leading fruit and vegetable fair in Madrid - will open its doors from 20 - 22 October 2020.
This year, IPD will again be represented with its own stand and will provide European importers with contacts to reliable exporters from countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and Ukraine. The suppliers bring a wide range of products to Europe, e.g.

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, grapes, dates and various berries
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, snow peas, tomatoes, onions
  • Chives, basil etc.

All companies have been carefully selected and evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products will be available here from September.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us:

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

 
Buying missions // Dates on request

Buying missions – individually organised to your requirements

Lower your sourcing costs!

Are you looking for a specific product? And you don’t know yet from where, from whom?
You are interested in importing products from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia or Tunisia? But you lack contacts to suitable exporters?
Finding reliable suppliers takes time and costs money.

The IPD supports you to reduce this effort andopens up new foreign supply sources.
We organize buying missions individually arranged for you – fully tailored to your needs.

You tell us your demands. We identify suitable exporters in our partner countries and
arrange – in consultation with you –  visits to carefully selected companies.

All suppliers are visited by us in advance and evaluated according to strict criteria, including product quality, export capacities, compliance with international standards and certifications etc.  

Your benefits:
•    Direct contact to thoroughly tested exporters – selected according to your requirements
•    Inspection of product quality and production conditions directly on the spot.
•    Tailored-made b2b meetings.

Take advantage of our offer. Save time and reduce your risk!
We look forward to providing you with detailed information about our services.

Get in touch with us!

News

 
Bonn/Berlin // 15.01.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020: Pitahayas, Physalis & Co. - Ecuador convinces with fruity variety

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Ecuador and seven more partner countries at the international trade fair for fruits and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 16.01.2020 – Ecuador is known for its biodiversity and offers a wide range of tropical fruits. The South American country lives up to its reputation at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5. to 7. of February. With bananas, pineapples, pitahayas, physalis and passionfruit, the exhibitors present a richly filled fruit basket (Hall
21 Booth B‐06). Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative for import promotion, has been supporting the partner country of this year's Fruit Logistica for two years now, and
accompanies producers to the European market. This year the IPD brings six companies from Ecuador to the international trade fair. In total, over 40 companies from eight IPD partner countries ‐ from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Côte d`Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine ‐ will present their range of fresh fruits and vegetables in Berlin.

 
Bonn/ Madrid // 17.09.2019

Large range of organic products from IPD countries at Fruit Attraction

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) focuses on organic products: Tropical fruits and high-quality vegetables and herbs from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17 September 2019 - The demand for organic quality in the fruit and vegetable sector is growing steadily. Experts expect an annual increase of 9 percent each over the next five years (study "Global Organic Fruits and Vegetables Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast" by the market research company Research and Markets). The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) takes advantage of this trend and supports companies from developing and emerging countries in the certification and marketing of organic products. At this year's Fruit Attraction, which will take place from 22 to 24 October in Madrid, the partner for import promotion will place a special focus on the organic segment from South America and Africa. (Hall 4, Booth E07)

 
Berlin // 21.01.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019: Diversity of berries from Ethiopia

The Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing and emerging countries to the international trade fair for fruit and vegetables.

Bonn/Berlin, 21.01.2019 – Strawberries and blueberries are highlights at the country stand of Ethiopia (Stand 26 | F‐28) at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia bring a wide range of berries to the fair, including San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery Strawberries. Due to the climate conditions, berries in Ethiopia can be cultivated in Ethiopia all year round in high quality. Other products such as beans, physalis, prickly pears and sugar snap are also exhibited by the companies from the African hinterland at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA) stand, organized with the support of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). The German partner for import promotion also presents exporters from Egypt, Ecuador, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Tunisia and a wide range of regional products.

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.

 
Success Story

Success for organic products from Ethiopia on the EU market

IPD procures new trade partner for the Ethiopian exporter GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s first – and, up until now, its only – certified EU-organic producer and exporter organisation in the fruit and vegetable sector. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017. With support of IPD, GreenPath Food was able to raise awareness for its products at European trade fairs and to establish successful trade relations. For two years now, they have been in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based import organisation ElbeFruit Europe, which markets EU-organically certified avocados, vegetables and fresh herbs from GreenPath Food in German-speaking countries. Their cooperation in the organic trade sector opens up new opportunities for both partners.

 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Product Fact Sheets

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Avocado in Germany

Exporters from developing countries (DCs) can profit from the growing German imports of fresh avocados. Good opportunities exist for ready-to-eat avocados. Additionally, DC exporters can differentiate themselves on the market with organic certification.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Baby vegetables in Germany

Consumer demand for fresh vegetables, combined with trends for convenience, consumer experience and innovation, has led to a new segment for luxury fresh vegetables: baby vegetables. The German market offers opportunities for baby carrots (as a snack), baby courgettes (used in Mediterranean cuisine) and baby corn (for Asian stir-fry dishes).

 
Product Fact Sheet

Beans and pulses in Germany

Beans and pulses are among commonly eaten vegetables in Germany. Try to add value to these commodity products to differentiate yourself on the market, for example with storytelling and employing social and environmental practices. Target the German market in the long off-season in European production (October – June).

 
Product Fact Sheet

Berries in Europe (provided by CBI)

Imports of fresh berries into the European market from developing countries have doubled over the past five years. Berries are increasingly offered as a convenient and healthy snack, seducing shoppers into buying them. Although many berries are grown in Europe itself, demand is much higher than European production and imports from developing countries are filling in the gap.

Read full document on CBI.eu

 

Sector information

Fresh fruit & vegetables: Calender
 
Fresh fruit & vegetables: Calender

Seasonal Calendar: Fresh fruit and and vegetables

Which fruits and vegetables are in season in which country?
Which products are available in the IPD partner countries?  
Inform yourself!

 
Guide

IPD Guide on successful trade fair participation

A survey conducted among business leaders in Germany revealed that 86% of all of them consider trade fairs as one of the most important tools in the sourcing and procurement process.1 For a simple reason: business is done between humans. People want to meet each other, see each other and get to know each other. Especially in a world that is characterised by growing digitalisation, real-life experiences make the difference.

Participation at a foreign trade fair is a not all that difficult. However, it requires good planning and meticulous execution. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), planning a participation at a foreign trade fair may be a daunting task.
This guide is intended to help SMEs approach this task successfully.

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