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Take advantage of these benefits

  • Free of charge contact brokering to screened exporters with transparent supply chains
  • Fresh products from January to December thanks to suppliers on various continents
  • All companies satisfy the high demands of the European market and are trained on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Selected and evaluated

Fresh produce all year round from across the globe

If your company requires a constant and regular supply of fruit and vegetables, then you have definitely come to the right place. On your behalf, IPD undertakes the international sourcing of reliable trade partners in selected partner countries.

All the suppliers we identify for you are subjected to a thorough process of examination. We prepare them for the European market and check that they meet the requirements of the most important European standards for sustainable production and high food safety. We attach importance to short and thus transparent supply chains without intermediaries because this makes it easier for you to comply with the supply chain law. In addition, we give advice to producers in our partner countries on certifications such as GLOBALG.A.P., EU organic and other relevant standards (Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.). Whether in organic or conventional quality - with the support of IPD you will be quick and certain to find reliable exporters.

Our products

  • Fresh fruit (fruit from temperate zones):
    e.g. berries, melons, stone fruits, grapes and citrus fruits
  • Fresh vegetables:
    e.g. sweet potato, beans, peas, spring onions, sugar snap peas, artichokes, asparagus, garlic, onion, ginger and turmeric
  • Fresh herbs:
    e.g. basil, chilli, coriander, dill, lemon balm, mint, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, chives and thyme
  • Sub-tropical and tropical fruit (exotic fruit):
    e.g. pineapples, avocados, bananas, guavas, pomegranates, coconuts, mangoes, passion fruit, papayas, physalis and pitayas
  • Mushrooms:
    e.g. shiitake, eryngii and enoki
Finding new import sources

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Our matchmaking events

Meet carefully evaluated fresh produce suppliers 

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Sourcing avocados in Kenya

Kenya // 6-10 May 2024

Join the IPD on a trip to Kenya. Meet new, carefully screened avocado producers.

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Fresh produce from our partner countries

Wide range of fresh pro­ducts, often in organic quality

Passion fruit from Ghana? Sweet potatoes from Peru? Blueberries from Ukraine? No matter what kind of fruit and vegetables you wish to import: Our partner countries have a lot to offer. Find out more about our activities by visiting our country pages.

Bulletin board "Fresh produce"

New partner country Kenya

Promising fresh produce exporters

IPD expands its engagement and includes Kenya as the 15th partner country in its programme. On the first Fact Finding Mission, IPD experts met promising producers of fresh fruit & vegetables.

Already, IPD has selected seven companies for the programme as part of the trip. The producers supply, for example, basil, thyme, rosemary and other fresh herbs as well as fine beans, sugar and chilli peppers.  

The companies are expected to be presented to the European trade at the trade fairs in autumn. 

Fruit attraction event

Fruit Attraction 2023

IPD suppliers presented their product offer

At Fruit Attraction 2023 in Madrid, IPD-approved suppliers from Colombia, Egypt, Ecuador, Kenya, Morocco, Peru and Ukraine presented their high-quality product range.

No problem if you missed the event. Find out more about our companies in our brochure. We will be happy to put you in touch with them directly.

Seasonal calendar fruits

Seasonal calender

Fresh produce

Find out which fruits and vegetables are in season in which country and which products are available in the IPD partner countries.


»Thanks to the support of IPD, we have found reliable suppliers in Egypt. You can see that the exporters have been well prepared for the European market and cooperation. The communication is excellent. On our own, we would not have found such business partners so quickly and effortlessly."«


Ian Crispin
CEO Pacific Produce Ltd./U.K.

Success Stories
Success story Tierra Orgánica


Cooperative specialises in organic fruits

Tierra Orgánica was born out of necessity: After a heavy earthquake hit the region, the producers’ assocation wanted to support small farmers through the cultivation of organic fruit. 

Success Story Creatick


Start-up company ready for export

Creatick has been in the IPD programme since autumn 2019 and is now conquering the European market at high speed.

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Your contact
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Thomas Derstadt

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya)

Daniel Oppermann

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Dorra Zairi

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Egypt, Morocco)

Fresh produce (Egypt, Morocco)

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Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia, Ukraine)
Fresh Produce (Ukraine)