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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Tropical and Exotic Fresh Fruit (Colombia)

This programme is part of CBI’s country programme Colombia. The country programme covers several different sectors. The fresh Fruit sector is important for the country’s economy. Also, growth in the sector will mean more jobs for people living in rural areas. With project support, these participating companies are expected to increase their combined exports to Europe by EUR 3 million.

8 tips for finding buyers on the European fresh fruit and vegetables market

On average about 75% of all fresh fruit and vegetables in Europe is sold by supermarkets. The supermarket share is even higher in Northern and Western Europe, but lower in Southern European countries.


8 tips for doing business with European buyers of fresh fruit and vegetables

The European fresh fruit and vegetables sector is a dynamic world full of opportunities. However, it is also a complex and highly professional world, with requirements and expectations you will need to comply with to be successful. These tips for exporters from developing countries will help you prepare yourself for doing business in Europe.


Fresh Fruit and Vegetables West Africa

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables West Africa programme covers five countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Senegal, Ghana. The goal is to help producers and exporters in these countries do more business in Europe.

Another goal is to help business associations offer better export support services. There is a growing demand for exotic fruits and vegetables in Europe. Both European consumers and ethnic groups in Europe are buying them.

Natural Ingredients West Africa

This programme covers five West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal. Our goal is to help producers and exporters of natural ingredients in these countries to enter the European market. We want to help them establish sustainable trade relations with European importers.

Exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to Europe

The European Fresh Fruit and Vegetables sector offers opportunities for exporters. Here you'll find information that can help you get your fresh fruit and vegetables on the market in Europe.

Exporting fresh melons to Europe

Melons, including watermelons, are one of the main fruit categories in Europe. Convenience and taste are important drivers for consumption. The market is supplied by European melon producers and complemented by exporters, mainly from developing countries. It is a competitive market and as a supplier you must keep quality and differentiation in mind.


Exporting fresh herbs to Europe

The European demand for fresh herbs is increasing. Fresh herbs such as basil, chives and mint thrive with the consumer trend of buying natural and their appreciation of culinary experiences. Opportunities for producers and exporters in developing countries are most prominent during the off-season and when availability from regional supply is low. Suppliers are expected to maintain excellent product quality and freshness and provide high-standard packaging.


Promising European markets for fresh herbs

The European demand for fresh herbs is increasing. Fresh herbs such as basil, chives and mint thrive with the consumer trend of buying natural and the appreciation of culinary experiences. Opportunities for producers and exporters in developing countries are most prominent during the off season. However, suppliers are expected to maintain excellent product quality and high standard packaging.

Exporting chilli peppers to Europe

European consumers are becoming more familiar with ethnic cuisines, which will contribute to the consumption of chilli peppers. The European market for fresh chilli peppers is still a specialised market, which is supplied primarily by producers in southern Europe, Turkey and northern Africa. Because of the strong regional competition, you will find most opportunities in specific varieties.


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