• 🎬 Start of the Nadorcott mandarin season in Morocco

    While winter still prevails in Western Europe and the trees remain bare, sun-kissed Nadorcott mandarins are now making their way to us from Morocco.
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  • Start of the ginger & turmeric season in Costa Rica

    The first container of the year is now on its way from Costa Rica to Europa – filled with fresh organic ginger and turmeric. The beginning of the season coincides with the start of the new year 2021 and promises to be very exciting.
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  • Coronavirus news in November

    The coronavirus crisis is omnipresent, in the media, in society as a whole. In all locations, including in our offices, in the fields and in the packing stations, we have adapted our procedures to comply with the requirements and restructured them where necessary. So how are things looking at the moment?
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  • Coronavirus support provided for Costa Rica

    We want to provide our workforce and smallholders with the best possible support, even in difficult times. We therefore applied for financial assistance from DEG Bank, in order to be able to take faster, and above all far-reaching, local action.
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  • Start of the mango season in Senegal

    It's that time again: peak season in Senegal in the fields and in the packing depot. The ripe mangos are being harvested continuously and prepared for transportation to Duisburg.
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  • 85,000 bananas from Milagros for the Bio Brotbox campaign

    For this year’s Bio Brotbox campaign, BioTropic donated around 85,000 bananas from Milagros in the Dominican Republic in total.
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  • “SmartFresh”: when your apple is one year old…

    The apples on the supermarket shelves are at their crispest, and are one thing above all: naturally fresh. But even months later some apples look as good as new. How is that possible?
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  • Organic apples from overseas – environmentally friendly?

    Why an organic apple from overseas is preferable to a conventional apple.
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  • High-tech mango ripening & sorting facilities at BioTropic

    Finally we are ready: Our four mango ripening chambers and our new mango sorting machine are installed at BioTropic’s main site in Duisburg!
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Oranges from Sicily: happiness in the red skin

Some of the world’s best oranges grow at the foot of the Mt Etna volcano on Sicily. Tarocco, Moro and Navel are the varieties. The volcano, which is the tallest active volcano in Europe, provides a fertile soil and special microclimate which is particularly good for the fruits.

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BioTropic visits growers in South America

In November we visited Argentina and Chile to talk to our organic trade partners here. We get organic kiwi, garlic, pumpkins, plums, apples as well as pears from them. Ronald Vianen, the manager of our Dutch BioTropic branch as well as his colleague Joep van Koevorden, visited the area. Here they not only discussed the predicted harvest forecasts, planned delivery quantities or prices for the next season but also worked on developing a very good personal business relationship.

Work tools for Ivoire Organics

Modern agricultural work tools were loaded and sent on their journey at the start of November as part of the PPP programme in order to support the development of organic farming in Côte d’Ivoire. The sea freight container is now on its way to the Port of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and will arrive there at the end of November. With these supporting work tools, the cooperative association Ivoire Organics will be able to cultivate the land more economically and thus achieve greater harvests in the long term.

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Moroccan organic goods now available

Whilst it is slowly getting colder in Europe, it is now peak season for many organic vegetables at the Moroccan organic producer PBS (Primeurs Biologiques du Souss). A first shipping from the new harvest will soon be on its way to Europe: the first thing that PBS will delivering are chillies and red and yellow organic peppers in mid-November.

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