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Title Import of organic fruits and vegetables
FiBL project number 65124
Abstract

The project supports Coop in extending the product range of Mediterranean and tropical organic fruits and vegetables. The focus is on a better supply of exotic fruit in organic quality, such as pineapples, mangos, limes and avocados. The project is looking for suitable suppliers and supports them in preparing for Bio Suisse certification and supports Coop creating the supply chain and quality assurance. The project also provides the Coop buyers with expert advice and supports the suppliers with advice on production and certification (in certain cases).

Detailed Description

The following activities are planned within the framework of the project:

  • Professional and certification-related support of Coop's banana suppliers
  • Development and consolidation of supply chains for Bio Suisse-certified tropical fruits: (a) pineapples (Costa Rica), (b) mangos (Central America, Africa), (c) limes (Mexico, among others), and (d) avocados (Peru, among others)
  • Development of supply chains for not yet further defined products (e.g. kiwis, plantains, coconuts)
  • Elaboration of solution approaches for severe problems in the supply chains of vegetables and fruits from the Mediterranean area
Start of project 01.01.2015
End of project 31.12.2017
(Research) Programme
  • Partnership Coop and FiBL
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Koordination und Implementierung

Research area
Themes
Date modified 03.06.2019
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