This year, CBI presented carefully selected quality suppliers from Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and Jordan at the Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, Germany, which took place from 5-7 April 2022. Fruit Logistica is the world’s largest fresh produce trade fair.
CBI, (the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) is an organisation by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Their mission is to support the transition towards inclusive and sustainable economies. It also encourages exports of value-added products to Europe and to the local region of SMEs.
CBI-coached companies from the recently finished Agrofood Moldova project were also at the trade fair. All the companies successfully showcased their products. Estuardo Cobo, Manager at Amadeo Export from Guatemala, commented, “The fair was a great way to meet new clients and reconnect with others that I had not seen due to the pandemic.”
This year, CBI presented 4 companies from the CBI Connecting Central America project. These were Panafruit offering papaya from Panama, Amadeo Export with mangoes from Guatemala, Agrícola Antar with okra from Honduras, and Tropifoods, offering cassava, sweet potato and more, from Costa Rica. All 4 companies had a great time at Fruit Logistica and got lots of quality leads. Hormoz Safi And Maryan Safi, the father and daughter behind Panafruit, even made plans to go into business with a company they met in Berlin just a week after the trade fair.