Johan Beckers is the Founder and Managing Director of Andes Export. The Colombian company not only exports, but also grows physalis and other exotic fruits itself. They have found customers all over Europe and in the USA. Beckers’ aim is to turn the golden yellow Andes fruit into a well-known, everyday snack. “The fruit is often just a decorative object in Europe. It really is such a shame”, he says.
BioTropic has recently become a member of the BSCI. The producer organisation Ivoire Organics in Côte d’Ivoire has been certified.
The end of August is the harvesting season for organic mangoes in Spain. A group of BioTropic employees – Ronald Vianen, Pernille Kroyer Dynesen and agricultural engineer Mauro Finotti – paid a visit to our cultivation partners just before the harvest.
The aims of Sativa Rheinau AG, a Swiss organic cultivation business, is to make organic farming independent by using its own organic seeds and therefore maintain diversity of varieties.
The first thing you see when you enter the Eco Centre is the lake and lots and lots of greenery. Filled with freshwater, the lake has been affectionately called ‘The Lagoon’ by employees. It did not occur naturally, however, but was created as part of a develoPPP.de project between 2012 and 2014. All the other buildings and areas, which make up the nearly 5 hectares of the Cibao Ecopark, also came about at this time.
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