Finally we are ready: Our four mango ripening chambers and our new mango sorting machine are installed at BioTropic’s main site in Duisburg!
In our Dominican ecological centre (Centro Ecologico Cibao), a new photovoltaic system has recently been set up. It supplies the energy for watering the plants growing there
We are in the middle of the season for organic grapes from Italy. A good time for a trip to Apulia situated at the ‘heel’ of the Italian ‘boot'. All year round there the farmers of the Italian cooperative ABA Mediterranea grow a diverse range of organic fruits for those at home and abroad. The cooperative is made up of 20 family businesses. From June until late October they supply organic grapes under the brand ‘ABA Bio’ to BioTropic.
This September, the time has come: Our very own mango sorting machine gets delivered and will be assembled by dedicated staff in our warehouse. As soon as that’s done, the test phase begins – and eventually everything should be finely tuned and running smoothly. We hope to deliver our first ripened organic mangoes in November.
We were in Senegal in July and visited our Senegalese mango supplier Buur Sine. This time, our Dutch employee Joep van Koevorden and our Quality Controller Rick Nap were on-site. Together with Amacodou Diouf, Chairman of the Buur Sine cooperative, they witnessed the harvesting and loading of the organic mangoes. At Buur Sine, the mango season starts at the end of June and runs until the end of August.
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