• 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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  • Mangos from Senegal: From harvest to export crate

    Our buyer, David Buitenhuis recently visited Senegal for the first time. There he visited the Buur Sine Cooperative, which supplies its organic mangoes to BioTropic.
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  • Naturkost West visits BioTropic suppliers in Spain

    It just goes to show: the close cooperation between BioTropic and the organic wholesaler Naturkost West has a lot of advantages. As Lisa Murkisch, fruit and vegetables buyer at Naturkost West, can confirm after visiting BioTropic’s Spanish office. Whilst she was there, Lisa also got to know the local manufacturers and their products.
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  • BioTropic takes over the Meckenheim apple grower's farm

    The agricultural operations will be turned into a Demeter-standard organic farm over the next few years.
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  • Sascha Suler on Tour in South America

    Our Operations Manager of BioTropic Duisburg, Sascha Suler, visited our agricultural projects in Costa Rica and in the Dominican Republic to get an idea of the conditions on site.
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  • Film: A Journey to Apulia and Calabria with BioTropic

    We again followed the origin of our Italian fruit and vegetables and took a few organic store owners with us on our trip, while employees of organic wholesaler Rinklin were also there. Our journey led us into the regions of Apulia and Calabria, two areas at the country’s “boot heel”.
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  • BioTropic at Moroccan eco-pioneer PBS

    As is the case every year in the autumn, a few of our employees packed their bags and travelled to Morocco to “Primeurs Biologiques du Souss” (PBS). There they met owner Lahcen El Hjouji and his son Mehdi. PBS is the largest employer in the region for organic fruit and vegetables.
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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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Worldwide guidance by our BioTropic Agricultural Engineers

We at Bio Tropic simply just don't purchase any sort of bio fruit and vegetables. It is important for us to get to know our producers locally and to look after them later on a regular basis whether they are professionally organised like some Italian family run bio businesses or even smaller producers with only 3 hectares of available land. We have known most of our producers for a number of years, and so over a period of time a working partnership has developed.

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BioTropic: New Branch in Costa Rica

If anyone asks our employees what their favourite part of working for BioTropic is, the answer is nearly always the same: The global nature of BioTropic.

Another global network is emerging with our new branch in Costa Rica. BioTropic currently has seven offices around the world – five in Europe, one in South America, and the new addition in Central America. This means that we can operate directly on location with producers, and meet them face to face.

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Organic ginger and organic turmeric from Costa Rica

Just arrived in April: organic ginger and organic turmeric from Costa Rica. One of the producers is Alcides Muriollo who has fields in the area around Upala, a region in North Costa Rica near the border to neighbouring Nicaragua. Agriculture is Muriollo’s main source of income and his entire family of seven is incorporated in the process. Whether cultivation, marketing or business management, everyone has their role. In addition to this, Muriollo is also an employer of 20 people in the area for which the Costa Rican ministry named him, together with two other farmers, “Best producer of 2015”.

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Ivory Coast: BioTropic is setting the course for optimised organic farming

Shortly after the first dry season of this year, Messan N’ditsi and Heinz-Peter Christiansen travelled to the pineapple fields of the producer association Ivoire Organics. The BioTropic agricultural engineer N‘ditsi and the ecology pioneer Christiansen took a look at the fields and soil in order to jointly develop further ideas for sustainable soil quality. Christiansen is a specialist in soil fertility and organic seed production from North Germany. We asked him to contribute his expertise.

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